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Friday, September 20, 2019

XYZ Book Blast and Giveaway

The title of this humorous fiction book might be short, but the subtitle more than makes up for it. Explore the book title then be sure to enter to win the $30 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 9/21 to enter. Good luck.

XYZ :
One Man, two kids, ten devices and an internet-sized generation gap
by William Knight
Genre: Humorous Fiction 
From a former Guardian and BBC writer, and author of The Donated, comes a hilarious story of mid-life crisis, family, technology, and coping with the modern workplace.

Jack Cooper is a depressed, analogue throwback; a cynical, alcoholic Gen-Xer whose glory days are behind him. He’s unemployed, his marriage has broken down, he’s addicted to internet hook-ups, and is deeply ashamed of his son Geronimo, who lives life dressed as a bear.


When Jack’s daughter engineers a job for him at totally-lit tech firm Sweet, he’s confronted by a Millennial and Zoomer culture he can’t relate to. He loathes every detail – every IM, gif and emoji – apart from Freya, twenty years his junior and addicted to broadcasting her life on social media.

Can Jack evolve to fit in at Sweet, or will he remain a dinosaur stuck in the 1980s? And will he halt his slide into loneliness and repair his family relationships?

XYZ is for every Gen-Xer who ever struggled with a device, and for everyone else who loves emojis ... said no one ever.

Essential reading for anyone in the workplace over 40, and a handbook for those cocky bastards who are not.’
Paula (Boomer, wannabe GenX)

William Knight's writing credits include The Guardian, The Financial Times and the BBC, among many others publications, where he has written about the successes and failings of technology.


He currently lives in Wellington, NZ, where he works as an IT consultant and writes blistering content for technology firms.

The Donated, (first published as Generation), is a thriller based on the dangers of experimenting with viral DNA and ignoring science. It features a techno-phobic journo.

XYZ is a mid-life car crash. Jack Cooper works for a super-cool tech firm and can't operate his own mobile phone. Besides, his life is falling apart because his family is addicted to the internet.

Other novels, The Fractured and Foretold, may be available "one day" he says.


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12 comments:

  1. I like the cover. This book sounds very funny.

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  2. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  3. I lit like the cover. The graphics are great!

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  4. The cover is whimsical and fun. I like it and the description. Looks like a good read.

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  5. I like the cover-thanks

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  6. I like the cover, it reminds me of myself and how confusing technology can be.

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  7. The cover and title of the book are interesting. I am piqued!

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  8. The story sounds like a fun read.

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