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by Adrian Deans (Goodreads Author)
Rob Lasseter is the great grandson of a legendary explorer. His prized possession is an old parchment, which is thought to be a map showing the location of the fabulous reef of gold. Unfortunately, however, there are no points of external reference on the map. The only words are ‘You are here’, next to an X, but Lasseter doesn’t know where X is – he doesn’t know where to ...more
Published February 10th 2012 by Really Blue Books
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I’m still pondering this book, and I reckon I will be for a while. There’s never been anything like it that I've read, that’s for sure. I read the other two reviews before posting my own and I agree with most of what Mandy and Sean said, except I think the author deserves a bit more credit for what he’s achieved. I would call it not so much confusing as challenging. THEM is a highly original and thought-provoking book which took me places I never dreamed of. It was intriguing, gripping, funny ...more
Them, published by Really Blue Books, is Adrian Deans second published novel. It’s the story of Rob Lasetter, the fictional descendant of the very real historical figure of Harold Bell Lasseter.
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Rob Lasseter is the great grandson of a legendary explorer. His prized possession is an old parchment, which is thought to be a map showing the location of the fabulous reef of gold. Unfortunately, however, there are no points of external reference on the map. The only words are ‘You are...more
THEM has an intriguing premise - Rob Lasseter, a bit of a loser at life, possesses a map his family has had for generations - it promises a treasure, shows an "X" that says "You are here" but no one knows where "here" is. After losing his girlfriend, being passed over for promotion at work, Rob's life takes a turn when he meets up with his "dead" friend Miles at a bar (he's not really dead - he was going to kill himself but then the phone rang so he's still technically alive although he intends ...more
Adrian Deans is a lawyer, journalist and novelist. He has been writing seriously for 20 years and in that time has seen his darkly comic speculative fiction stories gradually morph into darkly comic crime. His first novel (Mr Cleansheets, Vulgar Press) was published in 2010 to some critical acclaim, but it is his new novel (Straight Jacket, High Horse Books) which has taken him to the next level. ...moreMore about Adrian Deans...