Peter Reynolds

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“London Games” Now On Sale.

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“London Games”, my novel set in the spring and summer of 2012, is now on sale at Amazon.

It concerns an Afghanistan veteran suffering from combat stress, a disgraced ex-banker sent to jail amidst scandal and public outrage, a cocaine dealer with customers at the very top and the very bottom of society, a property developer on the cusp of making his fortune and a restauranteur starting to make his name as a celebrity chef.  The story culminates as the games open at the Olympic stadium.

Please go to Amazon to buy it, enjoy and let me know what you think!

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Written by Peter Reynolds

April 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

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  1. As much as I find myself agreeing with you politically Peter, I’ll wait to see some reviews or something first. I’ll admit that dramas and relationship stuff isn’t my preferred genre, but the blurb didn’t really grip me. I do very much appreciate it being on a Kindle though.

    TD

    April 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  2. Read the sample, ended up buying it. I like the ex-soldier character. Will comment more once I’ve read it.

    TD

    April 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    • Thank you TD. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

  3. Read it in roughly one sitting around dinner. Not bad. Having read your blog a while, I can certainly see your influences at play. Did you work in the library whilst at Brixton Prison?

    There was a spelling mistake early on (feinting at the sight of blood), but other than that it read nicely. A little fantastical, and certainly pretty light drama, but nice anyway. I enjoyed it, and the entertainment was worth the price. It was about the right length for what it was too.

    It’d be nice to see a novel from you that spends less time juggling a whole bunch of characters and focuses more on the story arc than the characters interactions. That’s mostly personal preference anyway.

    I liked it. 4/5

    TD

    April 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    • Thank you TD. I can’t ask for more than that! Yes I had my Shawshank Redemption moment in Brixton!

      Peter Reynolds

      April 25, 2011 at 6:44 am

  4. The London Games

    The games in London make me sick;
    They’re played by “Call me Dave”. The prick
    Still pushes out the tabloid crap:
    Embarrassed colleagues fear mishap
    When he is challenged by the man
    Who’s taken on the job that can
    Work up the issue in the news
    And end the prohibition blues.

    “Please call me, Dave” says Mr R
    “I’d like to talk about how far
    The world has gone in seeing sense
    As sanity breaks through the fence.
    But still you play that game we knew
    When, lost and scared, without a clue
    We knelt, and shook, and clasped our hands
    And buried our heads in the sand.”

    Monopoly’s a London game
    Don’t Dave’s rich friends enjoy a claim?
    They want their slice of pie and more -
    The key to ev’ry fucking door.
    The ones without, they’ll kick right down
    Around the country ev’ry town
    Where some poor bastard grows his weed -
    Alternative to pharma greed.

    Another one’s Duplicity
    (It might involve Complicity…)
    It’s where the player tries to hide
    An inconvenient truth inside
    A lie so big it makes you wince.
    Who is he hoping to convince?
    The evidence is all around -
    Why is he digging in the ground?

    I feel he favours good old Scrabble -
    Played at Eton, not by rabble.
    Mix those letters into words
    Twist the meanings, more absurd!
    Turn a saint into a sinner
    Double word score – there’s a winner!
    ILLEGAL’s made from LIE and GALL
    With words like those he’ll fool ‘em all!

    This world’s a gamer’s Neverland
    Pick up your cards, don’t show your hand
    The game you play could be illicit -
    Will the peelers pay a visit?
    Decent folks all tell you Dave
    Get off our backs – we’re not your slave
    It’s people’s lives, not games of Ludo
    BUT YOU JUST HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE-DO!

    ©PJMcNeill 25 April 2011

    Sorry, Peter, but at least yours is the first of two works with the same title published on consecutive days!

    pjmcneill

    April 25, 2011 at 1:58 am

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