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  • 00/2021
  • 9781398407329
  • 148 pages
  • $\t$ 10.95
Hardback Details
  • 00/2021
  • \t9781398415683
  • 148 pages
  • $$ 23.95
Stephen Don
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All Things Must Pass
Stephen Don, author
all things must pass is the story of Martin Wilson – a disturbed youth with a penchant for knives, Bruce Lee, and samurai films. Martin scours the streets of Chelsea for victims and lives in a fantasy world which he filters through his hyperactive imagination. At one moment Martin is Zorro, leaving his mark as a warning to his enemies; in the next, he has transformed into a rhinoceros charging at the plate glass window of an antique shop. But beneath the hard surface of this wild young man, there is a quieter and more thoughtful person struggling to be heard. When Martin is moved from a safe house in London to an institution in the countryside, he finds himself at odds with his new surroundings. He has a lot of growing up to do and life is lurking in the wings to trip him up and teach him some hard lessons. Martin does return to London eventually and it is here that Cupid’s arrow pierces his armour, turning his world upside down. The transformation wrought in his heart and soul sets him on the road to acceptance and maturity.
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Wordery

all things must pass -a tale of redemption.

I've just finished reading All things must pass by Stephen Don. I'm not sure, but this could be the same person who acted in Game of Thrones way back in 2010. Anyway, it's a strange book in a good way. I mean, it might put some people off because it is written entirely in lower case and without any punctuation. Believe me, I looked at the text and hummed and hawed for a bit. Then I just took the plunge and the book caught fire for me. I went with the flow and got caught up in a funny and sad tale of a troubled young man who fantasises about Bruce Lee films and samurai swords and rhinoceroses. Yes, that's right: rhinoceroses! So there's an element of Kafka's Metamorphosis about All things must pass. But Mr. Don's world is recognisably the world we live in, the contemporary world that day by day looks a little more insane and dysfunctional to most of us. That part of the story takes place in an asylum is no accident. As a metaphor for the ridiculous and the absurd it is nothing but apt. This is a portrait of a young man struggling to find himself in a world indifferent to his plight. It is not a depressing or bitter story. At the end, I found myself uplifted and inspired by the protagonist's redemption.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 00/2021
  • 9781398407329
  • 148 pages
  • $\t$ 10.95
Hardback Details
  • 00/2021
  • \t9781398415683
  • 148 pages
  • $$ 23.95

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