Doodling by Jonathon Gould


I was completely drawn in by this cover, it’s both dark and bright, and uses excellent colors. It makes it onto the top of my list of favorite covers, which is why I thought I would include such a big picture of it.

I don’t usually use quotes, but the beginning of this story so well introduces itself that I thought I would include it…

Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is about Neville, a man who has fallen off the earth and is looking for a new home in an asteroid field. He finds many strange people on the asteroids, including a group of people who worship toasters, some cyclists who are endlessly racing, and two party people, who drink dust in champagne bottles.

This book was pretty short — I don’t really know how short, because Kindle only has ‘locations’ and not pages. The plot of the story was very enjoyable, and of course the setting (space) made it all the better. I read it in one sitting, and I wouldn’t recommend it any other way. It’s a quick read and it is very fun.

Like Jonathan Gould suggests, I definitely felt a Hitchhiker’s Guide vibe from this book.  A quick romp through space is something everyone can (or should) enjoy. I highly recommend looking into buying and reading this book.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adam
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 15:30:15

    This book sounds great, and just from your description it really does sound a lot like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

    Saying you were ‘drawn’ in by the cover of a book titled ‘Doodling’ was brilliant. I need to go buy this book now.


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