Knowing that a world class percussionist who has played with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including Björk and Peter Gabriel, had turned his talents to writing novels we knew we were in for an unusual read. A Survivor’s Guide to Eternity is just that… and more.
When you wake up dead but you still have a killer hangover you know today is not going to go well. Ed Trew finds himself in The Afterlife. But not the one his Sunday School teacher told him about. This one has a talking fox as a companion and guide who shows our hapless hero around his new world. A world where Ed is now a tortoise and unless he dies every few days to be reincarnated as a new creature he will lose himself entirely.
Imagine Alice in Wonderland mixed with Carlos Castaneda and a little Aldous Huxley and although not there, you’re getting close. Perhaps a little Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett just to lighten things a little? Now you have it! A novel which you read once for fun and then again to find the answers and see beyond the gentle lunacy that captivated you first time round.
Pete Lockett has created a mind boggling world filled with wonderful characters who not only amuse but ask you to think. think about the nature of reality and what eternity means.
This is a truly astounding debut and for a first time author, Pete Lockett is certainly a name to watch out for.
A Survivors Guide To Eternity is available now to pre-order and is published by Mirador Publishing