Author: Peter Ward
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
In a world where technology controls everything, sometimes your own handwriting is the only thing you can trust.
Richard Henley is an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, but when he finds strange notes in his own handwriting warning that someone is trying to kill him, he is sent on a journey to places he never knew existed. With an ominous and all-powerful organisation on his trail, his only hope is to trust unexpected allies, take control of his life, and uncover the truth about what happened to the girl he loved twenty years ago. A darkly humorous commentary on our app-obsessed culture, if Richard can stay alive, his world will never be the same again.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Note to Self grabs your interest from the start. Richard is so “normal” that it’s hard to believe the strange things that are happening to him. It takes him a while to figure out what is going on but I think it would take me a while to wrap my mind on around it too.
Not only are there a lot of twists and turns in this book but it has a little bit of everything: adventure, suspense, and science fiction. It is well written, easy to follow, and Peter Ward does a good job at explaining his concept of other dimensions. He also makes you think twice about how technology is taking over our lives.
Peter Ward was born in London in 1980. He was educated at William Torbitt Primary School and Ilford Country High School in Essex, before studying English Literature at the University of Southampton.
He started writing his first book Time Rep in 2002, which took six years to complete. He then left it in a drawer for three years before putting the first draft of it on the internet in 2011. After being downloaded 60,000 times and receiving (mostly) positive reviews, he thought it would be wise to approach a literary agent. This led to a new and improved draft of Time Rep being published by Diversion Books in 2013. A German translation is due later in the year through Piper Verlag GmbH. He began writing his second book Note to Self just as Time Rep was being completed in 2008. The final draft was completed in February 2013 and is due to be published by Diversion Books later this year.
He lives in London with his partner Lucy and a very small cat.