One man in need of an overhaul. Two women determined to drag him there.
Neville Watkin’s life is so rubbish surely things can’t get any worse. Yes they can, because his wife leaves him, he loses his job, has a car crash and ends up in hospital.
Feisty Laura, the other party in the car crash, befriends him and sets out to turn his life upside down.
For reasons he struggles to understand, Caroline, her equally feisty mother, seems to like him.
Rather a lot.
All in all things are looking up, but is Neville courageous enough to seize these new opportunities?
The Nothing Man is a breath of fresh air in these troubled times, it is a totally feel good read.
The book begins as Neville has hit the lowest point in his life, his wife of 30 years has left him, he’s been made redundant from the job he’s been in since leaving school and then has a crash in his car which lands him in hospital. The accident is the turning point for Neville and the point where the larger than life characters that are Laura & Charlotte leap into the pages of the novel.
The Neville at the beginning of the story is a completely different person to the one we leave on the last page. It was literally like watching from a distance the journey of a caterpillar to a butterfly!
There are parts where I laughed so much i cried, situations that Neville finds himself in and the way he handles them are funny and so endearing, tongue in cheek humour sparkles throughout Nothing Man.
Laura and Caroline are bright and colourful characters that light up every page, I challenge anyone who reads this book to not finish the last page with a huge smile on their face… I’m off to download Richards other novels!
All About R J Gould
Richard writes under the pseudonym R J Gould and is a (rare male) member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA). His first novel was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award following his participation on the RNA New Writers’ Scheme. Having been published by Headline Access and
Lume Books, he now self-publishes.
He writes contemporary literary fiction about relationships, loosely though not prescriptively within the Romance genre, using both humour and pathos to describe the tragi-comic journeys of his protagonists in search of love. Nothing Man is his sixth novel, following A Street Café Named Desire,
The Engagement Party, Jack and Jill Went Downhill, Mid-life follies and The bench by Cromer beach.
Ahead of writing full time, Richard led a national educational charity. He has been published in a wide range of educational journals, national newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of a major work on educating able young people. He lives in Cambridge, England.
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