Once you've met Jim Fosse you'll never feel quite the same about opening your e-mails ...
A darkly humorous short story of obsession from John Dolan, author of 'Everyone Burns'.
WARNING: Contains sexual references and some really terrible grammar.
Short at about 42 pages long, but it reads quicker as this tale is set out as a series of e-mails, letters and newspaper reports.
Definitely not PC, as our protagonist endeavouring to squeeze $10k out of his employer for unreceiptable corporate expenses such as drugs and hookers on a business trip, manages to initially amuse, then irritate and finally break the ginger-haired, Hispanic expense claim manager.
Dolan is all the more funny and amusing for that. There’s a satisfying twist in the tale that lifts the story another notch.
4 from 5
With the first chapter of Everyone Burns included, John Dolan is an author I’m adding to my read-something-else-by list. Everyone Burns features PI David Braddock. It’s the first of three books featuring Braddock and is set on the Thai island of Samui. Not having read too much fiction set in this part of the world it ticks a few boxes for me.
John Dolan’s website is here.
I picked this up free on Amazon Kindle recently after seeing the author name-checked over on Victoria Dougherty’s website, among the Books I Loved section.