Barry's been patient, but after twenty-seven years of trimming hedges for people he hates, he's had enough. All he wants to do is to find his missing father and to discover his inner ninja. But life’s not done with throwing him curveballs.A fatal mistake catapults Barry into the adventure of a lifetime. With talking hedges, samurai ghosts, meddling psychotherapists, and an inexplicably non-linear time pattern conspiring against him, Barry must do battle to save his hide, unleash the ninja within, and rescue his father from an ancient army, a dark sorcerer and a raging inferno.What is the mysterious Prophecy Allocation Department? Where is The Before and After?Even more importantly, Will Barry’s underwear hold out until he has saved the day?
Hello I’m Nicky, I am from Brighton in England. I grew up fascinated by books like Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected and t.v. shows like The Twilight Zone. For years I played and wrote songs in an alternative rock band before going back to university and studying English Literature and Philosophy. I now have a passion for writing fantasy and dark comedy fiction. I also write thrillers under the pen name Mr. Blue. I love stories that dig beneath the surface of everyday life and play in the shadow worlds that we all have.
What the reviews are saying :
'I read it in one night. Quite a few times I laughed out loud and my husband had to ask me what was going on.'
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'Very funny laugh out loud lines along with scenarios that make you cringe on behalf of poor Barry.'
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'A crazy journey into a dark and funny world.' 'You've got gardening, ninjas, Buddhism, bowel humour, time travel, violence and grannies. What's not to like?'