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Notes on Nam By Phillip Donnelly
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More by default than by design, the author finds himself on a six-month contract in a remote part of northern Vietnam. As the year ends, he travels south, through a land that refuses to conform to... More > the cliché the world has built around myopic Hollywood war movies. In attempting to understand the country, he is forced to try to understand himself; and looking inward as much as outwards, he seeks an epiphany in each of the book’s nineteen chapters; questioning, for example, the relationship between journey and destination in ‘Ode to a Sleeper Bus’; the loss of youth in ‘China Beach’; and the nature of risk in ‘Rules of the Road’. Humourous, insightful and literary, Notes on Nam operates on many levels.< Less
China By Phillip Donnelly
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I've been living in China for two years and I understand it less and less. This travelogue mainly deals with a month-long journey I made from Macao to Beijing: from the hi-tech metropolis of Hong... More > Kong to old Lhasa; from the pollution of Chengdu to the pristine beauty of Yangshuo; from the tomb of the First Emperor to the new model city of Zhuhai. It was a journey through space and time, from China’s past to its present and even to its future. It was also a journey through my own mind and I struggled to come to terms with the Land of the Dragon. Humorous, informative and personal, it is more of a travelogue than a travel guide, more a description of my trip than a recipe for your own. However, the pampered westerners may learn what to expect from a public squat toilet, how to 'queue' effectively and how difficult touts can be to ward off. You may also learn how you will fall in love with China and never want to leave.< Less
India By Phillip Donnelly
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Travelling through a country he has always dreamed of visiting, the author is confused and perplexed by India; a land he does not understand, and one that does not conform to the rules of any society... More > or culture he has yet encountered. This book is the story of his attempt to make sense of it all. Join him on his journey through the enigma that is India, and see what happens when a cynical neurotic western rationalist is confronted by the spiritualism, poverty and anarchy of India. From the teeming masses of Delhi and Mumbai, to the deserts and forts of Rajasthan and the beaches of Goa, the author gives his unique perspective on all of it.< Less
Lebanon Where East Meets West By Phillip Donnelly
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On turning forty the author leaves Paris and the West for Asia. En route he spends a Summer teaching teaching in Beirut, a city that was once a byword for civil war, terrorism and the clash between... More > East and West. Twenty years after the war ended, there are still scarred buildings and psyches, and religious and ethnic fault lines, but the country has been reborn. Few countries have had so long and complex a history, and few so tortured a recent past, but Lebanon has emerged from it all with a beauty that belies its history and a face that beguiles all comers. It is exciting, fresh and vibrant, and tired of being branded as a Civil War nightmare.< Less
India By Phillip Donnelly
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Travelling through a country he has always dreamed of visiting, the author is confused and perplexed by India; a land he does not understand, and one that does not conform to the rules of any society... More > or culture he has yet encountered. This book is the story of his attempt to make sense of it all. Join him on his journey through the enigma that is India, and see what happens when a cynical neurotic western rationalist is confronted by the spiritualism, poverty and anarchy of India. From the teeming masses of Delhi and Mumbai, to the deserts and forts of Rajasthan and the beaches of Goa, the author gives his unique perspective on all of it.< Less
The Screen By Phillip Donnelly
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INTERNATIONAL EDITION David Vincent is a man at war: at war with the office; at war with himself; and at war with the screen that stares into his eyes. A dark force in the Ministry of the... More > Environment’s ‘Rainbow Building’, he secretly fights green hypocrisy, radioactive civil service jargon and the machinations of his ambitious supervisor. David is a hero for our age: the last man in the office. Join him on one 9-5 day, as he strives to expose the dark power behind the screen; hampered only by his delusional visions, his descent into madness, and his inability to conduct small talk. Mundane office politics are transformed into epic adventures as he tries to show the office what it does not want to see: the other side of the screen.< Less
The Screen By Phillip Donnelly
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David Vincent is a man at war: at war with the office; at war with himself; and at war with the screen that stares into his eyes. A dark force in the Ministry of the Environment’s... More > ‘Rainbow Building’, he secretly fights green hypocrisy, radioactive civil service jargon and the machinations of his ambitious supervisor. David is a hero for our age: the last man in the office. Join him on one 9-5 day, as he strives to expose the dark power behind the screen; hampered only by his delusional visions, his descent into madness, and his inability to conduct small talk. Mundane office politics are transformed into epic adventures as he tries to show the office what it does not want to see: the other side of the screen.< Less
Boots By Phillip Donnelly
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From a rat’s eye view of the London blitz to a cadaver with a complaint about the size of her coffin, this collection of short stories brings us into a comically surreal world that will leave... More > you questioning your ability to tell up from down. What the characters in these stories have in common is their passage through a moment of crisis: the teacher who must face down an aggressive student in the award winning Interactive Classroom; Shep, the sheep-turned sheep dog, who wants to turn back the clock and become a sheep again; or the paranoid David Vincent, who is convinced the office he works in is being infiltrated by alien imposters who are now coming for him. In terms of genre, the stories range from the post-modernist science fiction of 6 Hits from the Safe Zone, The Mission and Debt, Death and Deletion to the more macabre dark humour of Guest in the Attic and The Undertaker’s Complaint. Historical fiction is also included, with an alcoholic Churchill burping his way to greatness.< Less
The Conscript, the Girl and the Virus By Phillip Donnelly
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A drop out is conscripted to defend city against imminent zombov attack. Buddied up with the girl of his dreams, Private Fluffy lurches his way through basic training. Will the heifferfolk be as... More > difficult to deal with as Captain McGuire? Echoes of Catch 22, traces of Zone 1, a whiff of Adrian Mole and a dash of World War Z – what more could you want from an apocalypse novel?< Less
The Inaction Man By Phillip Donnelly
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Inaction Man lives as a bum on the streets of Paris defending humanity against the forces of evil. He possesses the gift of sight, allowing him to see things that aren't really there, aided by the... More > consumption of copious amounts of methylated spirit vision juice. He also exploits his superhuman powers of inaction, which enable him to do nothing for a very long period of time. Together with his assistant, a broken bicycle called Symbol, and the world’s second great superhero, the Illogical Woman, he fights action with inaction. Watch him battle the dark pan-dimensional forces that surround us. From shape shifters masquerading as park attendants, to changelings who wear the skin of junkies, to vampire sewer rats and crack dwelling spectres. Only Inaction Man stands between us and the dark lords who wish to end time and space. A must read for all mortals. Let Inaction Man help you to escape the fatal fog of routine and stop your innards being ossified.< Less