The Titans

Adult
Rated 1.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Axel Williams is a pre-pubescent megalomaniac who heads a well-established gang. His leadership is undermined by the arrival at his village school of Eddy – a power-hungry city kid. The two young bucks are destined to lock hornless heads from the moment they meet. See the contest for supremacy through Axel’s eyes – from innocent beginning to bloody end.
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  • Category: Fiction » Coming of age
  • Words: 52,430
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301842308
About Alex Burrett

Alex Burrett grew up in South Wales near Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey.

He’s been writing creative material since single figures. (Saying that, don’t most of us write creative material when we’re in single figures?) Work and leisure have taken him around a fair bit of Britain and Western Europe, over to the US a handful of times – with a couple of trips to the Eastern Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. In that time he’s scaled and fallen off cliff faces, played and got scared in fresh and salt water, loved, hated, got confused, inebriated, depressed and had moments of extraordinarily blinding clarity. His proudest boast is to be married to a magnificent woman and have four fantastic children.

'The Titans' is his first novel. Written in 1991, Alex published it as an ebook in 2013.

'My Goat Ate Its Own Legs' is a collection of short stories. It was published in the UK in 2008, US in 2009 and [hopefully] will appear in translation in France in 2014.

'Fedw' is a collection of poems scrawled in blood and tears in a tatty notebook over 25 years. It is now available as an ebook.

'A damaged boy' is his second collection of short fiction. It contains two novellas: 'Liftless' and 'The Great Unloved'.

'Outstared by a Bullfrog' is Alex Burrett's second novel. It's trippy. And edgy.

Please post a review of any of Alex's work. Good or bad – he would love to know what you think.

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Review by: Mike on Oct. 30, 2014 :
Although this has an adult rating, I kept thinking that is written for a very young audience. As a child, I would have disliked it because the characters are so unlikeable and unexceptional to my childish imagination. As an adult I found it tediously insignificant because of the mundane narrative doing nothing interesting on the way to a predictable end. The juvenile level of journalising uninteresting events in laborious detail is asking too much tolerance of the reader.

I can understand why a prospective publisher would have wanted changes. Make it a child's book and some unlucky children may be inveigled into innocently reading it, thinking that this is what literature is. Heaven knows, I did it often enough as a naive youngster. The author may be flattered to know that I associated this thought with "Catcher in the Rye" - which was a particularly empty experience for me - but others have apparently found it worthy of praise. Inevitably, someone will enjoy this book - but I doubt that they will be high-volume readers of good quality story-telling. Sorry, Alex, one star for completion.
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