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Book Title: Tales of the Perpetual Man|
The author of the book: T.I.M. James
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.12 MB
Edition: 06 September 2008
Date of issue: September 6th 2008
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Read full description of the books Tales of the Perpetual Man:Normally I read fantasy but, this year I decided that it was time to broaden my tastes and so I have been focusing on genre’s I haven’t read before.
Enter T. I. M. James’ Tales of the Perpetual Man…
First off, I simply want to say, what a wonderful collection of stories!
The brief narration at the start of each story was a nice touch from the author even if I didn't agree with him when he describes a story as his weakest. However, I suppose as with all books, it is worth remembering that everyone has very different tastes and preferences in their reading choices.
Favourite stories for me were; Cupid With Hot Cocoa , Watching the Passage of Time , For the Greater Good , and The Patient .
Now you’re going to want to know why!? But that would mean giving away too much and spoiling it for the next reader. Each of these stories held something that resonated with me and made me want to read on, learn more about the characters and, in some places really think on what the writer is getting across about basic human behaviours. One extra thing I will say is that even though the author states that Watching the Passage of Time is his weakest piece, I would have to disagree. I was ‘surprised’ when I got to the end of this one as I wasn’t ready for it to end. This story is one which I would dearly love to see expanded and to know ‘what happens next’…
As this was a self-published book (and I read the early PDF e-book release), there were some issues with grammar/style that I think would be picked up on by proof readers if this book were to be released through a publishing company. My grammar isn’t perfect and most of the points I noted were minor ones which I auto-corrected in my head as I read. The only time I really found this a problem was when reading The Patient , a lack of opening speech marks meant that what I was reading as long descriptive paragraphs were, in fact, long pieces of dialogue from The Patient himself. I then found myself having to go back and re-read those pieces so that in my head I was reading from the right point of view. However, as you can see from above, this didn’t stop this from becoming one of my favourite short stories!
Read information about the authorTim James was born in 1969 and has been alive ever since.
He was born in a small cottage in a village close to Plymouth, Devon, and has lived in the area for his entire life.
He is happily married and has one child, although there is a second on the way.
He attended school like most young people but got disillusioned by the whole education thing and made the mistake of staying on into the sixth form. He left that and almost immediately started work for a local Business Transfer Agents, learning to be, of all things, a printer. A stepping stone job, he only stayed there for the better part of 15 years, making some good friends, including making the acquaintance of a young secretary. At the end of his time there he decided he was going to travel the world, a mad cap scheme that might make a great story at a later date, but decided at the last minute that he would rather stay at home and date/engage/marry the young secretary instead. More than aware he was moving fast, it had only taken him 13 years to realise this.
Following this he joined the family business, a long established Funeral Directors, and works there to this day, doing amongst many different jobs, the printing. What goes around...
He has always been a voracious reader, of both books and comics, and linked indelibly with this is his writing hobby.
He has been writing for as long as he can remember, as far back as Primary School he would create mini comic books for his friends. As he got older he would produce small Doctor Who books, juvenile fan fiction, and that went hand in hand with comics he drew and wrote at the same time. Whether they were amazing space adventures, or his own superhero team set within a universe that was not quite Marvel, but close enough!
Almost inevitably he started doing more and tried to turn his hand to it more seriously, writing a number of short stories that were submitted to various magazines . There was a favourable response although nothing was accepted.
Answering an advertisement brought him into a small circle of creators putting together a new small press magazine, for which he was paired with a young artist, Tim Rees. The two of them developed a comic strip that ultimately became known as Time Rogues, but the magazine folded before it even started, and the two Tims were put in contact with North London Comics, run by Lee Davis, a small press fanzine with a heart bigger than most of the professional titles.
Although the best way of describing the NLC output, MONDO and Union Jack as chaotic fun, there were quite a few happy years spent creating all kinds of madness, including some wonderful get togethers at conventions.
Following this James began to write prose again, starting to put together a range of short stories that were loosely linked, a couple were published online (and still can be found today). He collected a number of these into a self published book, and was determined to take the writing a lot more seriously.
Since finishing college he had been writing novels, not really intending to have them published and has them stored away nicely in a filing cabinet somewhere. The last of these was a little different. A Young Adult novel called Sarah's House that came out of nowhere and took even less time to write. He tried to do something with it, submitting it to an agent, who accepted it almost immediately.
This led to him being caught up in a small case of publishing fraud, that destroyed his confidence and curtailing his desire to write.
James drifted creatively for a while, then real life really took hold, on the plus side he got married, on the down side after years of suffering strange blackouts he suffered a massive epileptic seizure, was probably only saved by his wife-to-be. As he recovered from that, he married, had a pair sons and any time he might have has vanished.
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