Review - Magic By Button

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Magic By Button

Magic By Button
by James Austen

Tagged: Novelette

Joe has it all, a successful career as an artist and the love of a man who adores him. The only problem is that, lately, he has been distracted. The ideas for his latest project just aren't flowing as smoothly as he would like. Although he is barely conscious of it, the source of that distraction is his friend Button.

A trip to the southern English countryside that inspired Joe's latest project seems to be just the thing, and when Button invites himself along, Joe's fate is all but sealed. The two embark on a road trip that takes them into the land of ancient myths and legends and alien cows.

“Magic By Button” is a sequel of sorts to Raw Food. Our hero in this story, Joe, was also the main character in the previous book, and Button also had a small but pivotal role in the first story. However, if you haven't read “Raw Food” you can still read this book without missing too much of the back story.

This story is definitely a much better read that the last book I reviewed by the author. While the first story attempted to shock you, this tale feels less forced. It flows naturally, even playfully, such that even the magical elements are quite believable within the plot.

This is quite a short novelette, but it is surprisingly complete. It confines itself to a single period of a few pivotal days in the lives of two men, but manages along the way to convey enough about their backgrounds to make you interested in what happens to them.

“Magic By Button” is available from Amazon.

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 04, 2014

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