Septembers by Christopher Prendergast

Product DetailsSeptembers is a tale of Noir fiction the protagonist Mark is a victim, a suspect and a perpetrator in the activities of his life. He also shows self-destructive qualities as events spiral downwards and inwards on himself.
The book opens with Matt travelling with Annabel, she parks the car on the side of the motorway and we are left asking why she might get out and walk dangerously close to the fast moving cars.
Then the story turns back two years and we see Matt as a failing history school teacher having a relationship with Annabel who works in the school reception. Annabel shows a need to live dangerously on the edge.Their relationship breaks up and Matt moves on to teach at a college where he soon discovers funding for the history department is being cut.
At a conference Matt meets the eccentric Jaroslaw who takes him under his wing and introduces him to his set of friends. Whilst travelling to a school to run a workshop they are viciously attacked and later Matt finds a hooligan and hands out his own punishment. His guilt over many things he’s recently done comes back to haunt him as we come full circle and find Matt and Annabel driving off to escape any consequences.
This style of fiction can be both clever and confusing, the twists and turns and eloquent use of words show a depth of writing which at times is hard to follow. It’s not an easy read and one that suits a niche market of followers.
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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2, Week 44

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

February 15th – A lovely sunny day, I went out in the fresh air tidying the front gardens on mine and my neighbours house.

February 16th – Today I’ve been reading A Single Step by Georgia Rose. Just had to close my review list, I have around 50 books to review and I need time to get them done.

February 17th – Walked to the post box and saw a neighbour had left her keys hanging in her car door that was parked on the road, so knocked on her door to let her know. Today I read Humming by Rachel McAlpine A book set in New Zealand one of my favourite countries.

February 18th – Finished reading The Long and The Short by Jan Ruth picked up litter on my walk and at the supermarket.

February 19th – Read Septembers by Christopher Prendergast and posted my review on Amazon, it’s a debut short novel which I described as noir fiction.

February 20th – My lunchtime walk and litter picking today, plus I finished reading Destroyed by L.A Starkey, book 2 in the Soul Keeper YA Greek Gods series.

February 21st – Exciting news Terry Tyler’s sequel to Kings and Queens is out today, so I’ve sent out some tweets to help promote Last Child.

I’ve been reading Loved and Lost by Allison Christie.