One of the best things about picking up a book by Jonathan Gould is the knowledge that there’s absolutely no doubt you are going to be smitten, entertained, and basking in the afterglow of a satisfying read! What’s more, catching up with Neville (Doodling) is an extra treat.
Neville had quite a dilemma in Doodling, when the world was going so fast, his only solution was, very simply, to get off. He now has a different problem. The world is the wrong shape for the poor chap. It’s just not a Neville-friendly-shaped world. Of course, once again, the solution is remarkably easy: a tug here and a tug there and everything should be hunky-dory...and it is—for Neville. Little does he know that he has unwittingly caused chaos for other (rather odd but quaint) people, by altering the world’s shape.
This novella is quirky, humorous, infinitely appealing, and original. Jonathan isn’t just an excellent writer: he has the ability to turn his imagination into an enchanting experience for the reader.
I want more of Neville Lansdowne. He’s been Doodling and Scribbling: what’s next, I wonder: Jotting?