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Chris Cloake

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Chris Cloake was born in 1964 and began telling stories a couple of years later. He grew up in Kent, England. He is motivated to write by a deep interest in life, particularly the cruel, deeply flawed nature of people contrasted with their incredible creativity and inspiration. The power of the natural world is a common theme in his work as a writer and professional photographer. He lives happily with his wife, two children and a large collection of music and board games.

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Chris Cloake Music, poetry, other people's stories, random things I encounter on any day. Oh, and a good look at the stars whenever you can.
Chris Cloake I feel a need to express emotion. If I can take a reader into a story where they care and get involved with the characters, then I'm getting it right.…moreI feel a need to express emotion. If I can take a reader into a story where they care and get involved with the characters, then I'm getting it right.

I absorb lots of different ideas from the world around me, especially nature. I am moved by music, other writers and meaningful films. All this goes into the melting pot and I have loads of fun creating a plausible tale.(less)
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Sex in the 20th century

New York City in 1979 New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I read this for the experience and that is exactly what it gave me. I was taken out of my comfort zone, which is good for anyone occasionally.

America in the late part of the twentieth century feels uncomfortable, disgusting, desperate. Sex is one release from the empty life. You get a strong sense of revulsion from the author.

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Chris Cloake Thanks Apuca. I look forward to sharing all things book with you.


message 2: by Apuca

Apuca Dear Chris Cloake,

Thank you very much for accepting

my "Friendship" request on Goodreads!

Sincerely appreciative,

Apuca Kislanya


message 1: by Kira

Kira Hawke Hey there Chris! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again ;)


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