I’ve been keeping an eye on the pre-publicity for E.G. (“Eddy”) Wolverson’s novel “The Tally” for a specific reason. Eddy hails from Hull, just a few miles up the road from me, and I thought the least I could do was to mention The Tally on its launch day. So without further ado here is the product description; I hope it grabs your attention as much as it did mine:
“Welcome to the Student Bubble.
Welcome to a world where DJs play the same songs in the same order every single night, and the one (and only) hit wonder reigns supreme. Welcome to a world of crude cartoon and misplaced melodrama, a word free of all but the most trifling of consequences, where exaggerated sensitivity is rife and a semester’s success or suicide hangs on the whim of a woman.
Young Tom-o wiles away his evenings in a purple drunken stupor, lost to the tender mercies of what he desperately wishes was a hopeless love affair, but in reality isn’t even that. Gristle, meanwhile, is enraged when his weak-bladdered housemate Spadge moves out, only to be replaced by a neurotic freak named Jamal, who dares not only to bring books into his house, but to read them too.
And for poor Will, matters are even worse. Women are staying in of a night! How’s he supposed to rack up his ‘tally’ of conquests if women daren’t leave their digs? They’re all terrified that they’ll be next to fall prey to the invisible menace that has started stealing students away from the streets of Hull. Will has nothing to fear though – after all, he has his recently-arrived destitute father to watch his back. And the fearsome Gristle. And the zealously neurotic Jamal. And the dangerously depressed Tom…
The Student Bubble is about to burst, and when it does, the degenerated residents of 146 Worthington Street will find themselves in a reality that they’re not equipped to comprehend, let alone survive in.”
You can give Eddy the recognition he deserves by purchasing and reviewing The Tally in the Kindle Store. Here’s the Amazon.co.uk link. Best of luck, Eddy!
The Tally – Amazon UK Link