Little Voice is an absorbing first-person review of how societal conformity and conditioning effected the author and leads us to evaluate the effect on our own lives. The scary aspect that comes across is that as we are moulded by things large and small the collective effect washes over us numbing our insight and potential. A great amount will mirror the shaping effects most of us experience, and make it easy to see why life for many becomes an inevitable drift towards cynical resignation. Dave who is a stubborn inconsiderate bullying yob of a manager is a composite character typically met numerous times by many of us striving to do our best in the modern job world that demands all your application but not a gram of respect in return. Above all, Little Voice through the author's experiences and appraisal draws you to examine yourself, and your environment, and to connect both. And written exceptionally well in a style that invites you on a journey of discovery that becomes more compelling all the way.
Joss Sheldon the author needs a mention for his other books, which are nothing less than brilliant. Across the three to-date, Sheldon steps outside of how we are expected to think and what he provides is pure unadulterated honesty as he accurately assesses our weird world for what it is. And with clear explanation and amazing insight. Publishers have no appetite for such material that questions the norm and pushes the boundary - but that should be what enthuses potential readers to investigate Sheldon. You will not be disappointed. Forty years after being enthused by Orwell, I still have not fulfilled my pledge to read the extent of his stuff. Yet with Sheldon, one, two, three, all done, nothing could get in the way. The rhyming alone in his first book is a unique skill. I have no doubt that the future will put his works on a pedestal, for style and for message, and that they will particularly resonate because (as with Orwell) he eloquently sums up our flawed age as its happening and is in such denial.