The Commuter

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Derek looks back on the previous thirty years of his life and realises that his working life ,and all the necessary commuting involved with it,has caused him a lot of unhappiness.

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Words: 2,610
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301089062
About Roger Gerald Scott

Roger is an exciting new author. He was born in 1964 in Surrey, England. After his education at Oundle School and Oxford, he embarked on careers in Music Publishing, Songwriting and Software Engineering before becoming a successful piano entertainer. He eventually settled in Norway where he now resides.

Roger Gerald Scott is the author of 5 short stories:

“A Drive In A Car” - A short story about Roger’s father written in the form of a metaphorical children’s story to help illustrate what he meant to Roger and the grief he felt when he died in 2006.

“The Commuter”- Derek, a successful banker in the City of London looks back on the previous thirty years of his life and realises that his working life, and all the necessary commuting involved with it, has caused him a lot of unhappiness.

“Closed Curtains” – Actress Liz Kendle is driven to breaking point by the audience of her theatre matinee performance and, as a result, discovers she has many hidden talents.

“The Clever Doctor” - A fictional story that examines the relationship between Doctor Martin and his "heartsink" patient, Mr Waters, who is in hospital to undergo tests in preparation for open heart surgery.

These short stories are currently available on Apple Ibooks, Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.

In February he will be releasing "Social Media Anxiety Disorder and the Strange Case Of Will Newman"


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Review by: Jerry Sarkwah, Jr on June 07, 2013 :
Derek looks back of the wasted years as a banker, who seems to under gone the same old thing for the past thirty-years of his career.As a well-bred son of his parent,he wants to follow the old legacy that he inherited that of his parents to his children,that attending the expensive schools which turns to drained his pocket.Is very interesting and captivating.
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Review by: Debra L Hartmann on Feb. 06, 2013 : (no rating)
This short story written by Author Roger Gerald Scott, as expected, demonstrates his charming english writing style and clearly exceptional way with words as this time it strives and succeeds to deeply relate to the inner worker bee in all of us. Derek is your typical mid-life executive that resolves to acknowledge the tedium and disappointment of his ever changing working environment as it spans the lifetime of this successful corporate banker and family man. From changes in technology, population and big brother's influence as it creeps further and further into our working world, we all can appreciate Derek's story. The author's prose weaves an idyllic image of the lifestyle Derek had created for his family and how detached and unavailable it is to him as he toils away at his job unhappily for 14 hours a day. Without spoiling the end, I can not say more! True to form and style previously enjoyed in other short stories by this reviewer, the reader's imagination is coaxed easily to follow and expand upon the imagery this author's prose creates for them. This is an exceptionally well written short story as are Roger's other works and a must read!

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Review by: Vishwas Ahuja on Dec. 13, 2012 :
Nice Story! Really puts us inside Derek's mind.
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