The Desperate Light

Written over the course of one night, Carey tells the story of a man becoming truly lost. More
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Words: 5,620
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781310707698
About John Carey

I have loved reading all of my life. When I was younger it was all Tolkein, Pratchet, Gemmel and Cornwell and that is where my original love came from. I loved the narratives these men created, the characters they portrayed with such skill that I felt as though I understood the actions of Rincewind, Druss the Legend and Uhtred more than I understood my own.
Over the past few years I have moved onto different writers and, as I read more often now, I am lucky enough to be able to experience a wider variety of writers. Orwell remains my primary inspiration, and 'Keep The Aspidistra Flying' is, in my opinion, the greatest piece of literature ever produced, despite its faults.
I finished university in early 2014 and I have spent my time since writing and applying for jobs I am, evidently, destined never to get. I have written and self-published two novellas Adjective Narcissism and God Metaphor, both of which toy with the ideas of Existentialism when confronted with a combination of fiction & non-fiction.
I am currently working on a longer piece, entitled The Caitiff, which is very much in the vein of Albert Camus combined with Orwell, an amalgamation I find it intimidating to consider.


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