Jonathan Gould

Biography

Jonathan Gould is a Melbourne-based writer and doodler.

He calls his stories "dag-lit" because they're the sort of stories that don't easily fit into the standard genres. Some might think of them as comic fantasies, or modern fairytales for the young and the young-at-heart.

Over the years, his writing has been compared to Douglas Adams, Monty Python, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, the Goons, Dr Seuss and even Enid Blyton (in a good way).

Where to find Jonathan Gould online


Books

A Fate Worse Than Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jimmy Clarenden has been summoned by God to take on a highly sensitive job. God’s son (the other one) has gone missing and it’s up to Jimmy to crack the case. His investigations lead him to an unlikely cast of suspects — femme fatale angels, jaundiced journalists, even the heavenly gatekeeper, St Peter. But what Jimmy uncovers is enough to shake the foundation of Heaven and Hell.
Dinosaurs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: Australian English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When an intrepid time traveller takes a trip back to the time of the dinosaurs, he is faced with many puzzling questions. What is this thing called the Mesozoirama, and could it actually be a threat to the entire dinosaur civilisation? Dinosaurs is a political satire, a modern fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of dinosaurs with some very peculiar obsessions.
Scrawling
Series: Adventures of Neville Lansdowne. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Neville Lansdowne finds himself deep down in a strange undersea world where everything is made of words. Here he meets some peculiar new companion and soon finds himself in the middle of another strange and wholly unexpected adventure.
Scribbling
Series: Adventures of Neville Lansdowne. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Neville Landsdowne accidentally pushes the world out of shape, he meets a new bunch of eccentric characters, and embarks on another strange and wholly unexpected adventure.
Magnus Opum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A story about a little person in a very big world. When Magnus Mandalora leaves the safe confines of the small homely village of Lower Kertoob, he finds himself on a rollicking adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Magnus Opum is an epic fantasy that's slightly skewed – Tolkien with a twist.
Flidderbugs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.77)
Flidderbugs is a political satire, a modern fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of insects with some very peculiar obsessions.
Doodling
Series: Adventures of Neville Lansdowne. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.25)
After Neville Lansdowne falls off the world (because it's moving too fast), he finds himself adrift in an asteroid field full of eccentric characters and experiences some most unexpected adventures. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver’s Travels) in this engaging comic fantasy.

Jonathan Gould's tag cloud

absurd    adams    allegory    angels    asteroid    comedy    coral    detective    dinosaurs    economics    fable    fantasy    fish    heaven    humor    humour    insects    leaves    mystery    neville    outer space    planet    political satire    politics    prehistoric    satire    solar system    space    time travel    tolkien    undersea    wit    words