Being Someone is a life story, a love story, a human story. James has fallen through life, plotting a course of least resistance, taking each day as it comes and waiting for that indefinable something to turn up, to give his story meaning. His journey lacks one vital element a fellow traveller. Then he meets Lainey. Confident. Beautiful. Captivating. And James rewrites him...more
I came across this book because there was a spike of considerable hype on social media, highlighting the author’s use of location and quality of his writing. There were also some impressive reviews around, so it sounded like a top pick.
There are essentially two strands to this book. The first concerns the relationship between a mahout and his elephant in India and the process of training this particular elephant, wh ...more
The tale is told in non-linear fashion, moving around in time and place. It opens in India with the story of an elephant and a death at a parade. It then takes the reader to late 199 ...more
I couldn’t put the book down, as the words seemed to roll from the page and wrap themselves around me as I was consumed into the relationship between Lainey and James. ...more
James, James, James. I went from wanting to take him for a pint and give him a good talking to, to falling out with him. In the end all I felt for him was compassion. It took the f ...more
James has gone through life, taking each and every day as it comes, whilst all the time waiting for that special something to turn up. Amongst other things he loves travelling to India. His ongoing journey seems to be lacking one vital element though, a fellow traveller.
Then he meets the lovely Lainey. She is everything James wants and more and he is determined to win her heart. Lainey gives James a reason to grow an ...more
James and Lainey app ...more