Electricity is a Podcasted Novel by Myke Bartlett, author of "How to Disappear Completely." A new chapter appears every Tuesday.
Myke Bartlett is an author who has lived in a variety of places but calls Melbourne home for now.
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Electricity: a podcasted novel by myke bartlett
Aston Somerfield, casual smoker and part-time alcoholic, has come to London to find himself. He knows who he's looking for, he's seen him on the cover of the NME. Drawn across oceans by fame and fate, Aston is keeping his diary empty to make sure he's available. Won't commit to anything until it's everything.
London, however, has other ideas.
When a virtual stranger calls Aston a few hours before his death, fate catches up with him, derailing his barely-made plans. Amid a hundred boozy evenings and romantic deadends, a mystery unfurls.
Equally assisted and hindered by tremulous accountant Tom Hensley and dedicated loafer Steven Black, Aston uncovers a different London, one of murder, ghosts, dangerous emails and the second big bang.
As chaotic and random as the city it inhabits, Electricity gradually evolves into a mystery bigger than the universe itself. Being of a somewhat useless persuasion, Aston does his best to ignore it.
E N T R I E S
Friday, June 08, 2007
Chapter 1: Love, Wine & Mathematics
Aston Somerfield is a professional, but this says nothing of his questionable work ethic. Rather, Aston is determined to keep things uncomplicated. No-one and nothing will touch him, not even the sudden death of a friend he barely knew. At least, that's the official story.
Whether he likes it or not, fate is coming for Aston and it's about to lead him to places he never expected to go.
As chaotic and random as the city it inhabits, Electricity is about to drag Aston from Australia to Seville to his Battersea Bedsit. Ultimately, he will find himself entwined in a mystery bigger than the universe itself. Being of a somewhat useless persuasion, Aston will do his very best to ignore it.
CHAPTER 1: LOVE,WINE & MATHEMATICS is available now here
NEXT WEEK: The Quiet Office
:: posted by Myke Bartlett, 9:32 PM
Just listened to the first chapter. Lots of great lines. Lots of fun. Folks with English (or English'esque) accents are the most fun to listen to curse.
I like the disaffected tone. No clue how the story is going to get bigger than the Universe from here, but that's intriguing in and of itself.
'Electricity' is Copyright © Myke Bartlett 2004/2007