Date Published: 23rd November 2016
This novel for me shows the epitome of how ups and downs and life in general can affect anyone no matter what their lot in life. The theme of the novel overall was a great one that really shines light on a world I was not entirely familiar with before reading.
I’m not going to lie, sometimes the main characters actions completely confused me and the way the story was going wasn’t adding up to me. There were some very sudden changes in the storyline and the character. It took me a while to catch back up.
This story is not at all for the faint of heart. There are some times in the novel that are not pretty at all. It shows life in some of its grittiest forms and the way that it is told is very descriptive. The author does not leave much to the imagination. The subject matter is heavy to say the least.
The “egot” in this story was a unique twist. The main characters conscience of sorts, but one that talks and steers him in directions completely out of the norm. He knows what will make Yew happy, but the aftermath of his suggestions speaks for itself.
This novel is not a typical read. It is out of the box and will challenge the reader.
With a degree from the London School of Economics to his name, Sheldon had spells selling falafel at music festivals, being a ski-bum, and failing to turn the English Midlands into a haven of rugby league.
Then, in 2013, he went to McLeod Ganj in India; a village which plays home to thousands of angry monkeys, hundreds of Tibetan refugees, and the Dalai Lama himself. It was there that Sheldon wrote his first novel, ‘Involution & Evolution’.
With several positive reviews to his name, Sheldon had caught the writing bug. So he travelled around Palestine and Kurdistan before writing his second novel, ‘Occupied’; a dystopian ‘masterpiece’ unlike any other story you’ve ever read!
Now Joss has returned with his third, and most radical novel yet. ‘The Little Voice’ takes a swipe at the external forces which come to shape our personalities. It’s psychological. And it will make you think about the world in a whole new way. As the Huffington Post put it, The Little Voice is probably “The most thought-provoking novel of 2016″…