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Jonathan Gould

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Jonathan Gould has lived in Melbourne, Australia all his life, except when he hasn’t. He has written comedy sketches for both the theatre and radio, as well as several published children’s books for the educational market.

He likes to refer to his stories as dag-lit because they don’t easily fit into recognisable genres (dag is Australian slang for a person who is unfashionable and doesn’t follow the crowd – but in an amusing and fun way). You might think of them as comic fantasies, or modern fairytales for the young and the young-at-heart.

Over the years, his writing has been compared to Douglas Adams, Monty Python, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, the Goons and even Enid Blyton (in a good way).

Hooray, today I’m participating in a cool event to celebrate the launch of fellow Booktrope author Terry Persun’s new fantasy novel, Gargoyle – book four of his Doublesight series. To commemorate the event, Terry has taken over my blog for the week. And keep an eye on his website – – you may just see a little something from me.

Gargoyle: a New Adventure

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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Magnus Opum
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle
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A Fate Worse than Death
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Doodling (Humor)
3 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: The amazing adventures of a man who falls off the world
Swimming with Sharks (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 07, 2011 10:15PM
Description: A somewhat surreal and rather bloody look at heroism and storytelling
The Strange Case of Arthur Fribble (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 06, 2011 02:00AM
Description: The story of a man with a very peculiar affliction

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" Thanks to A.F. for featuring me.

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Claire Thanks for accepting my friend request :)

Dillon  Clay  Asher Jonathan, thank you for the friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!

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