Randal Eliot

Biography

Former underground musician, factotum and published short story writer, Randal Eliot latterly earned a First-class degree in Literature. If his novel - What Goes and Comes Around - stylistically and conceptually draws on such scholarship, its content is a cheeky, sharp combination of worldy experience, high imagination and perceptive wit.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I believe that almost everybody understands that writing effectively is incredibly hard work - hard work that involves numerous drafts and revisions. The greatest joy of the process, then, is when a reader rewards you with a comment that shows they've taken your efforts seriously. It's always a pleasure when someone has enjoyed your work.
Who are your favorite authors?
Gawd, that could include almost everybody I've ever read. It's possible to learn something from every writer, even if the lesson isn't always a direct influence on what you do or try to do.

I've an interest in literature through the ages. So, I could include writers of classics through to popular and underground twentieth-century scribes... I like a lot of poetry and some plays, too. My broad reading tastes possibly explain why my writing style is very eclectic. My finished prose is grounded in realism, but displays all sorts of influences from the gothic to modernism to cult stuff through to very popular literature. What Goes and Comes Around is a hybrid novel full of thrills and relevant, poignant moments.
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Books

What Goes and Comes Around
Price: Free! Words: 116,890. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Literary Fragments. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Betrayal, the dreams inspired by popular culture and a slippery slope of debt propel a fashionable working family towards a ruthless criminal's grip. Can the estranged Randalls recover their unity and avert disaster? What Goes and Comes Around adapts and modernises the realist-cum-naturalistic novel, producing a sharp, poignant and sometimes acerbically funny study of contemporary living.

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