The Wrong Story by James Ellis

  • Paperback: 240 pages

  • Publisher: Unbound Digital (17 Mar. 2017)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1911586114

  • ISBN-13: 978-1911586111

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BLURB: After falling from a car park roof, cartoonist Tom Hannah is left with partial amnesia and the feeling that something important is missing from his life. His journey to recovery is hampered by a growing inability to distinguish between real and imaginary events. The characters from his cartoon strip assume a grimy reality, while the lives of his family and friends appear ever more unreal. The Wrong Story is about the borderlands between memory, imagination and the real world. It is about the desire for self-determination and the obligations on a responsible creator. But mostly it’s about a man who falls off a roof and wants to know why – was it an accident, did he jump, or was he pushed?


James lives near Bath and writes fiction. His first novel, The Wrong Story, was featured on Hookline’s Discover New Writers page and was published in March, 2017, by Unbound Books. He is currently editing his second novel. He has had a number of flash fiction and short stories published as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America. James is a member of the Society of Authors and the International Flann O’Brien Society.

Twitter @ellisidae


My Review

This book will not be for everyone but I am hugely a fan of this. It is something that is rarely done and has such a great concept that I was drawn in.

First a person falling from a roof and surviving wouldn’t be normal at all. Then the main character can’t remember what happened which would probably be normal for most people in that case.

I like the character and found him an interesting person. Also as a child I wanted to be just like him a cartoonist but unlike with our main character I had no talent with art.

This book in some ways makes me feel very nostalgic and I really want to read more from this author.

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