Friday, 20 May 2011
The Silver Fob Watch
For the first time in ages I read a novel cover to cover. I feel slightly guilty about this one as I received it from my Uncle (the author) for Christmas about a year and a half ago and I only just got round to properly opening it up yesterday! It's called "The Silver Fob Watch" and brings to life one of the more eventful Christmas breaks for 15-year-old protagonist William Harper.
What starts as a brief encounter at a railway station develops into an intense and treacherous quest, which centres around the protection of a complex but superficially unspectacular artefact. With a coming together of science-fiction and urban legend; myth and historical truth, the life of a very ordinary boy is changed indefinitely. As the plot unfolds, the bond between our adventurer and the mysterious Reuten La Vey thrives on an inexplicable trust, as they attempt to evade capture from either the authorities or the wealth-obsessed megalomaniac Simeon Blood. This journey fuses the worlds of science and fantasy: where the predestination paradox and self-fulfilling prophecy become one.
Andrew Cowie was born in Glasgow and is currently a journalist and newspaper editor based in Dunfermline in Fife. He has written more than twelve novels in addition to two collections of short stories.
This book, and other works by Andrew Cowie, including a crime-fiction series, were released through Lulu Publishing in 2009. If you are interested in reading this or other titles, or wish to contact the author, please let me know by email.