Happy Family

By James Ellis

Sometimes, for one’s own sanity, it’s best to rip up an entire life and start again. The question is: whose life? And who does the ripping?

Friday, 27 September 2019

An Other's Look has another title

Hello - how was your summer? The hottest on record? The wettest? Mine seemed to be the shortest. Nonetheless a lot has happened to 'An Other's Look' since my last update: it's been through two rounds of developmental editing, a full line (copy) edit, and a full proofread.

Some very nice things have been said about the book along the way - here are a few examples:

'The novel feels extremely fresh and contemporary ... On e of the clever things about the novel is that it shows how rather than bringing families together in the same way that board games such as Monopoly, Battleship, Cluedo etc used to, AR games can be used to drive families apart and further isolate the individual from society.'

'As a comment on the way modern day game development could affect the whole idea of the happy family, and its invasive potential repercussions for vulnerable players, it is a sobering piece of work.'

'Its imagined snapshot of the huge part AR may have to play in the future, and the hefty price tag consumer expectation versus reality may come with ... is both fascinating and terrifying in equal measures. A particularly effective scene showing the disconnect between reality and the imagined world is both perfectly imagined and genuinely frightening.'

'Could you please tell the author that I really enjoyed this book ... I could even picture the characters... and who should play them in the film!'

I hope that has whet your appetite. The big (and very welcome) news for me, of course, is that after much discussion the working title 'An Other's Look' has been changed to 'Happy Family'. The Unbound project title will change but all links will still work. Thanks again for all your support.

As soon as I have a view of the cover design, I'll let you know.



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