The Little Voice

Psychological Realism / Contemporary / Literary Fiction

Date Published: 23rd November 2016


“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”
Dear reader,
My character has been shaped by two opposing forces; the pressure to conform to social norms, and the pressure to be true to myself. To be honest with you, these forces have really torn me apart. They’ve pulled me one way and then the other. At times, they’ve left me questioning my whole entire existence.
But please don’t think that I’m angry or morose. I’m not. Because through adversity comes knowledge. I’ve suffered, it’s true. But I’ve learnt from my pain. I’ve become a better person.
Now, for the first time, I’m ready to tell my story. Perhaps it will inspire you. Perhaps it will encourage you to think in a whole new way. Perhaps it won’t. There’s only one way to find out…
Enjoy the book,
Yew Shodkin


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.



Joss Sheldon is a scruffy nomad, unshaven layabout, and good for nothing hobo. Born in 1982, he was brought up in one of the anonymous suburbs which wrap themselves around London’s beating heart. And then he escaped!

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″…


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