Today I am helping with the Blog Tour for Cold Fusion by Karl Drinkwater. Thank you to the author and BoTBS Publicity for inviting me on the tour.
Author Karl Drinkwater
Publisher Organic Apocalypse
Genre Literary Fiction
Publication Date 15th August 2017
Alex Kavanagh is a pedantic physics geek – a teacher who hates teaching, a lover who’s always getting dumped, a writer whose articles all get rejected, a 28-year-old still living at home and bullied at the bus stop by teenagers – and he’s just had the worst day of his life. Things can only get better, right?
Enter his ex, Lucy, in what seems to be a chance meeting. Her betrayal marked the point when his life went nuclear. But – holy protons! – he still loves her.
Two problems. First, she isn’t who he thinks she is. Second, she’s going to leave him forever in 72 hours.
Cold Fusion 2000 is a haunting novel about a man who’s too rational to believe in ghosts and too short-sighted to see what was in front of him all along.
This is an unusual read. My first by Karl Drinkwater so I was unsure what to expect but it was an enjoyable read.
Alex is an unusual character he has difficulty making friends and was badly hurt by Lucy which has affected him badly.
I got the impression he is Autistic as it wHiould explain his fixation with stats and organisation and also his immaturity. I could be wrong of course as we all get different perspectives from a book. I like the character he should be difficult to like but he isn’t. I found myself rooting for him as he tries to make sense of his life and move on.
His character is supported by his sister and Natalie. Natalie is secretly in love with him and she has a plan to make him notice her a very subtle sensitive plan which works perfectly.
A very different book from anything I have read before if I were to put it in a genre I would go for romance/family saga.
Thank you to Book on the Bright Side Publicity for the advance copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but lived in Wales for twenty years, and now calls Scotland his home. He’s a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.
He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story. Among his books you’ll find elements of literary and contemporary fiction, gritty urban, horror, suspense, paranormal, thriller, sci-fi, romance, social commentary, and more. The end result is interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
When he isn’t writing he loves exercise, guitars, computer and board games, the natural environment, animals, social justice, cake, and zombies. Not necessarily in that order.