Not long after If I Never was published, I was lucky enough to “meet” fellow Legend Press/Paperbooks author, Gary Davison (that’s him on the right). Gary writes fast paced, fairly short humorous novels that are perfect for killing a few hours. They don’t demand too much of the reader but, nevertheless, have a certain character-depth that I like. Also, he’s a decent bloke and a shameless self-promoter – so, naturally, we got on like a house on fire.
I recently asked Gary for a few of his memories of If I Never and, after asking me to remind him who I was, this is what he said:
Let me add a few memories of my ‘If I Never’ experience.
George. He comes straight out of trap one. A character that stayed with me for days after. If I remember rightly, he was a bit of a git, but made compulsive reading. More so than Price, because you weren’t sure what nasty thing he might do next.
And style. My mate Gazza Murning is a literary writer. But he doesn’t shy away from a sprinkling of filth now and again. Maybe not filth [GWM: no, filth about covers it… so to speak!], but he gets down and dirty when he needs to which adds that extra dimension to his novel.
Great memories, great book. Has a year really passed since I read this? Christ, it is a-flying, sir!
My only question: does this milestone mean another GWM novel is close to coming out?
In reply to that final question… all I can say at this stage is “watch this space”.
So, a big thanks to the gentleman I habitually refer to as “the other Gary” for dropping by. Don’t forget to visit his website and see what he really looks like.
Two sample chapters of If I Never can be read here.
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