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EVERY WHICH WAY BUT EAST
Tom stared vacantly into space and scratched himself again. 'I must remember to
shave,' he thought vaguely to himself. 'Tomorrow', he added. 'Definitely tomorrow.'
The television droned on in the corner of the room, but he wasn't giving it much
attention. In fact Tom wasn't giving much attention to anything lately. He looked about
him, 'Hmm. Could do with a bit of a tidy up, probably. I'll do that tomorrow as well.'
The room, in truth, hadn't been tidied for some time. It hadn't been vacuumed for
even longer and as for dusting and polishing, Tom couldn't even remember if he owned
any dusters or polish. 'Hmm,' he said to himself again. 'Perhaps I should get a cleaner.'
There was a time, once, when he had been married, before his wife left him,
when he'd lived in a home that was always clean and tidy. It had even smelled of
furniture polish. But that was then and this was now. Then he had lived in a big
Edwardian house with his wife, but she was long gone. Now he lived in a little box of a
house near the old hospital, on his own. Well, not quite on his own. There was a cat.
Then he had had a job, but now he just had a pension.
He wasn't actually old enough to retire. Not strictly. But when he was offered a
voluntary redundancy, after his wife had left, he accepted without hesitation. That was
five years ago. Now he was approaching fifty six.
At first he had thrown himself into the house and garden. Refurbished the
kitchen and the bathroom. Did all the work himself. He was passably competent if he
put his mind to it, but the motivation to put his mind to it had gradually evaporated.
Now, he more or less ate, slept and watched the TV. Tomorrow, though, … tomorrow
he would start the come back.
Review by: David Keith - Posted on www.smashwords.com on July 15, 2012
Yep, you gotta' be a bit warped to enjoy this novel. I loved it. It's, as Wilde says, quirky and at times even a bit credulity-
straining, but it's a good read. Wilde does his usual bang-up job of crafting a tale that sucks you into its maw, masticates you,
and then spits you out at the very end - and makes you keep on coming back for more. I just had to find out what happened and
how our intrepid heroes once again saved the universe. Wilde did not disappoint me.
Review by: E. G. Klaproth "BMW Rider" (Canton, Ga) - Published on Amazon.com on Sep 24th 2012
Typical Brit humor, a lot of it tongue in cheek, well written, a very light read, but fun! Very quick, but worth opening.
The dry, fast paced humor is very satisfying.
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