The Disallowed

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When the head of the family, Mr. Lee, becomes anaemic he has to find a drastic solution, because he is a long way from the hospital and short of money, so he visits the local shaman. More
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About Owen Jones

Author Owen Jones, from Barry, South Wales, came to writing novels relatively recently, although he has been writing all his adult life. He has lived and worked in several countries and travelled in many, many more.
He speaks, or has spoken, seven languages fluently and is currently learning Thai, since he lives in Thailand with his Thai wife of ten years.
"It has never taken me long to learn a language," he says, "but Thai bears no relationship to any other language I have ever studied before."
When asked about his style of writing, he said, "I'm a Celt, and we are Romantic. I believe in reincarnation and lots more besides in that vein. Those beliefs, like 'Do unto another...', and 'What goes round comes around', Fate and Karma are central to my life, so they are reflected in my work'.
His first novel, 'Daddy's Hobby' from the series 'Behind The Smile: The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya' has been followed by four sequels, but his largest collection is 'The Megan Series', eighteen novellas on the psychic development of a young teenage girl, the subtitle of which, 'A Spirit Guide, A Ghost Tiger and One Scary Mother!' sums them up nicely.
As Owen puts it:
'Born in the Land of Song, living in the Land of Smiles'.

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Reviews of The Disallowed by Owen Jones

Eric J. Gates reviewed on July 16, 2014

When you see the word ‘vampire’ in a book’s description, it is too easy, in this facile world of the archaic categorisation used by most publishers, to dismiss the work as yet another regurgitation of the popular teen-angst novels of late, or the titillating eroticism that claims to be an update of the original work by Stoker. Well that is a pity because that particular trap will only have you re-reading the same unoriginal works over and over again.
Writing is a creative activity, and with ‘The Disallowed’, author Owen Jones has presented readers with a gem of a tale which sparkles with originality whilst still bringing back a certain nostalgia to those of us old enough to recall the memes created by the Hammer Horror movies of the mid-fifties through to the seventies.
Jones’ take on the vampire story starts with a major break from ‘tradition’ in his setting of the tale. Instead of the tried and tested Transylvanian castle of yore, we have a small agricultural village in northern Thailand in the present day. There’s no Count creeping around dark passageways either. His counterpart is a simple goat-herder, Heng Lee, who, through circumstances never fully explained, experiences a traumatic change that leaves its mark not just on him but, initially, on his immediate family and subsequently on the society in which he lives.
The characters are wonderfully drawn, and Jones’ skill quickly has the reader sympathising with their plight. As Heng Lee overcomes his situation and ultimately turns it to his advantage, many subtle parables regarding the working of our World quickly become apparent. There is also a wicked vein of shrewd humour running through the tale that will provoke many a grin as the reader becomes engrossed in the trials and tribulations that await the protagonists.
Highly recommended to those who dare to read something fresh and vibrant!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

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