Saving the World

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'Business as Unusual' meets 'The World According to Garp' and 'Adrian Mole' meets 'No Logo' as 'Saving the World' charts the progress of Nathaniel Papulous from a dysfunctional childhood in English suburbia to the frontlines of the battle against the global tyranny of the transnational corporations. More
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About R. Eric Swanepoel

R. Eric Swanepoel is an Edinburgh-born and -based writer who grew up in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He has lived in Paris and worked all over Great Britain as a veterinarian, has taught English to speakers of other languages and holds an M.Sc. in ecology and a Ph.D. in ecotoxicology (he studied the effects of roofing timber treatments on bats).

Eric worked as a researcher and office manager for a Member of the Scottish Parliament for four years and was a member of the committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland for three. He helps people with their biographies and co-wrote and published Angela Bayley’s 'Disruptive', described by Rostrum magazine as ‘an invaluable resource, really important for practitioners in child protection’. He currently works for the environmental charity Earth in Common, of which he was a founding board member in 2013.

Eric admits to being ‘Josh Artmeier’, the author of the controversial book about the veterinary profession 'Pet Hates, The Shocking Truth About Pets and Vets', published by Argyll in 2006.

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The book they want to ban: "Saving the World" by R. Eric Swanepoel
A fun video to let people know about the ebook version of "Saving the World", published by Synchrony Books. Please note that I own NONE of the rights for any of the video material sampled.

Musicians unite against an ebook!
A second fun video to let the world know about "Saving the World".

A film about a book: "Saving the World"
My third tongue-in-cheek promotional video about my ebook, "Saving the World". Note that I do not own the rights to any of the short video clips used and neither do I own the rights to the music, which is the copyright of Fiddlers' Bid and comes from their Hamnataing album, as acknowledged in the video. (Please visit their website: My website is

Reviews of Saving the World by R. Eric Swanepoel

Marnia Robinson reviewed on Nov. 13, 2011

Saving the World has all the epic, philosophical grandeur of Atlas Shrugged, but with a working compass at its core. Its uplifting idealism, courtliness and playfulness are both refreshing and inspiring. Those who revel in clever wordplay are in for a special treat.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
lindsalba reviewed on Oct. 23, 2011

Swanepoel's novel takes you on quite a journey, through the lives of the insanely wealthy and powerful to the very poorest. It starts as a right of passage novel but ends with world-changing ideas. It is peppered with humour that had me laughing out loud, especially at his thinly disguised changes of real names, companies, places. Funny but at the same time it takes you on an emotional journey and points out a lot about the world and how it functions, which makes you pause to think.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
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