Archive for February, 2016

Tall Guy2Time for some more highlights from D.F. Lewis’s Real-Time review of Small Man Syndrome.

Chapters Five, Six and Seven

“Selfish panic is so well described, I felt it as if it were my own.”

“A potential literary landmark in male recouping.”

Chapters Eight and Nine

“Very frightening.”

Catch up with the review here.

And grab yourbadself a copy of the book here.

Small Man CoverD.F. Lewis’s Real-Time review of my novel Small Man Syndrome continues apace. After I brought you Des’s rave notices for the opening two chapters in yesterday’s blog, I’m now delighted to be able to showcase the highlights of his commentary on chapters three and four.

Chapter Three:

“I do need however to express the power of the text’s description of what evolves (…). The style is indeed powerful, often incantatory, with sharp turns of phrase and biting ricochets. This book, I repeat, is Updike or Roth – you know, rather than Horror genre. And that’s good. Up devastating shit creek with a literary paddle.”

Chapter Four:

“…this is an accessibly-expressed page-turning thriller with certain depths for the reader to explore or not to explore according to their temperament as a reader. ”

Catch up with the latest bite-sized-chunky updates from Des here.

And pick up a copy of your very own here.


Real Time Reviews Des Lewis

I’m delighted to announce that my novel Small Man Syndrome is currently receiving the real-time review treatment from the inimitable author and publisher Des Lewis. And you can review Des’s review in real-time by following the posts on this page here.

Here are some early highlights from the first two posts:

“I have long been a big fan of this author’s style and this opening chapter is not a disappointment.”

” I don’t often say Wow! In my reviews, but the start of this novel surely deserves it…”


If you want to read along with Des and maybe post your own ideas about the novel, Small Man Syndrome can be purchased from here.

My short story collection The Art of Ventriloquism previously received the real-time review treatment and you can read the whole thing here.

Horror Novel Reviews has given ‘Small Man Syndrome’ an excellent 5/5 rating. It describes the book as “a fascinating story”. You can read the full review here.