James Pollard

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I lived in Japan about 12 years ago for about 7 years but now I'm back in Oz with a family and a job. I study law part-time and earn a crust teaching ESL. Writing is a hobby and way of coming to terms with my time in Japan and the transition back to life in Australia. I am pretty much done writing about Japan although modern developments such as the nuclear issue may trigger some more writing down the track. In the near future, I hope to publish a new novel I am working on as it nears completion. It's a novel about a band and that's all I want to say at this stage.

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How to Solve a Rubix Cube
By Capee Slash
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011 by James Pollard. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written by a teenager for teenagers or anybody clever enough to be able to follow instructions. It walks you through the steps you need to know about in order to be able to solve a rubix cube. There are other, more complex methods available but this one is the easiest for beginners. You might not get it straight away but if you persist, you will get it.

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Bug
By James Pollard
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Imagine living with a bug that clings to the back of your skull. Only you can feel it. Is it really there? Are you insane? Join Blake on his journey in 'BUG' and decide for yourself. A weird short story by James Pollard.
Memoirs of a Vending Machine
By James Pollard
Price: Free! Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. Meeting Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way, they quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka.
Keitai Friends
By James Pollard
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Teaching English in Japan and selling drugs to friends and clients is Josh's ticket to popularity and reward. Content with this lifestyle, a quick detour, a magazine and a cell phone skew this path in a direction neither he nor his friends could have anticipated.(Manga insert edition) * 'Keitai Friends' is a chapter of 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' also available at Smashwords

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Smashwords book reviews by James Pollard

  • Fake! on Dec. 17, 2011
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    Well that was a good read. It really touches a nerve with me after experiencing first hand the psychological effect that sandbagging can have on you. I recommend this to anyone who is starting out. It may prepare you you for the darker side of this industry and encourage good writers to persist regardless of the dirty tricks that abound. Although I don't agree with his criticism of posting free ebooks (hence the four stars and not five), I think that Murray has done us all a service with this well written and no nonsense attempt at cleansing the web of these practices that threaten to dumb down this craft and squash real talent.