Rather excited first-time novelist.
My name's Robert Clear and I'm a 28 year old writer from London. My new novel The Cambridge List has just been published on Kindle, and to help it along I've made my first foray into the world of blogging. (Thoroughly big news for me, of course, though possibly less than world-shattering for everyone else.) I thought I'd take a tentative step onto the forum, though I apologise in advance for the self-promotion.
When I'm not busy shaking my fist at my broken laptop I'm trying to remember how to use a pen and paper. My list of interests is pretty much confined to one thing: dark humour. Really dark humour. I love it. I love writing about it, listening to it, slapping my thighs and rocking back and forth to it, and if you love it too then you might just enjoy The Cambridge List.
If you download my deliciously dark novel onto your kindle and then turn the dear little device over, just imagine that instead of the sleek grey casing you can see the back of the book. It'll probably say something like this:
James Connor thinks that murdering his former professors in cold blood is rather a bad idea. Unfortunately his head has been commandeered by a murderous family of Greek gods, so he doesn’t have a say in the matter. With Hera and Aphrodite at each other’s throats and Dionysos failing to keep order, James’s brain has become a cosmic conflict zone, and he’s worried they’ll leave it in ruins. There’s only one way out: he has to go from socially inept young man to slick sociopath fast. If only he wasn’t so squeamish about mass slaughter.
Follow the world’s least menacing serial killer on his awkwardly murderous journey through the little town of Cambridge, where ancient rituals, scheming academics and divine politics collide. And where murder has consequences unforeseen even by the gods themselves…
Rather gripping I think. But then I would, wouldn't I? If you're interested enough to ignore my shockingly biased testimony, then you can check out the book for yourself at:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004SY9NPM
Or if you want to read the aforementioned blog, it's here:http://www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com
If anyone wants to talk about dark humour writing, or indeed anything at all, I'm all ears.