Audiobook Review of Grandfather’s House by Jon Athan

Unbelievable Violence and Perversion.

This is a short and sick listen. If you are willing to suspend your disbelief to get beyond the few illogical plot flaws (a kid becoming so hungry he eats rotten chicken after being in solitary confinement for only a few hours) there is a lot to enjoy with this story. It is entertainingly written. The opening scene in the classroom is brilliant and the protagonist and his grandfather are well drawn characters.

The only thing I would change about the actual writing of the book is that characters are far too often “awed” by things. But that’s a small issue really (especially considering the graphic content of the book).

It is violent to the extreme and sexual in a way that is so far removed from erotica it is utterly repulsive. I’m going to leave two words here that may or may not have any relation to the “erotic” element of this sory: grandmother’s bottom.

There we are. Read at your peral.

So it goes…

The laptop has finally died. I knew it was on its way out. I was hoping to keep it going with sheer will of thought. But no. It has loaded it’s last Word doc and joined the great mother board in the sky.

So that’s the end of writing on the road. I’m open to donations for a new laptop. Or if you happen to have a laptop you don’t want or use I will be happy to adopt it.

Someone told me once about a strange technology called “paper and pen” I think I’ll give that a go 👌