Stuart Oldfield has lived in the UK for all of his life. A veterinarian by training, he has had a varied career as a practicing vet, a regulator of medicines, a publican, a cartoonist, and now as a smallholder in the wet, wet hills of Wales. The concept and plot for the White Rabbit books were developed during a series of solitary meditation retreats – the actually writing of the books was spread over about 15 years.
The cover design for the books is by Janet Watson, using Stuart's own illustrations. For those people who like them (assuming there are some), more of these illustrations will soon be on display on Stuart's website – watch this space!
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White Rabbit - Omnibus Edition
by Stuart Oldfield
Approx. 245,860 words.
Published on September 2, 2012.
Transported into a bizarre alternative reality, the story follows the stranded hero as he struggles through a world of which he is not part in his search for a way home. Alice in Wonderland for adults, Odyssey for the post-psychedelic age, or improbable mystical allegory, the four books of White Rabbit combine black comedy with surreal adventure into a weird and fantastical entertainment.
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Smashwords book reviews by Stuart Oldfield
- Desolation Boulevard
on Aug. 20, 2012
I found some of the characters rather superficial and even clichéd. Also, one or two of the plot features were implausible (even within the frame of reference of a 'fantasy' novel). Neverthless, the book is a real page turner and I enjoyed it hugely. And what's more it gave me the heebie-jeebies - I even started locking the bedroom door at night in case zombies got into the house!
- The Cyber Chronicles - Book I: Queen of Arlin
on Aug. 20, 2012
I enjoyed the book very much and it was certainly a page-turner. However I did find the heroine a rather annoying character, with whom I had little empathy - maybe she matures & improves in the later novels.
- Nice Weather We're Having Today
on Aug. 22, 2012
What a cracking little story! Not a word wasted, great dialogue - and I laughed out loud at least one, which isn't bad for two pages of text.
- Insane & Out
on Aug. 26, 2012
What a great little book! Probably the best 'indie' authored book I've read to date. The story was plausible, the characters well-drawn and realistic, and the main character's gradual descent into insanity was believable and chilling. I'm a big fan!
- Morgan's Mill
on Nov. 04, 2012
I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it to other readers. The story is intriguing and rather unusual, the characterisation is solid, and the writing style is clear and imaginative, and flows well. I particularly liked the extensive references to the Civil War – and the climax at an Independence Day re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is fantastic!
On the down side, I believe the book would benefit from a thorough professional edit (it is over-written in parts and would probably gain by losing about 10-15% of the text). Nevertheless, it is potentially a far better book than many of the published thrillers I have read.