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No Going Back
     

No Going Back

3.3 10
by David Blake
 

A young man makes an emotional return to the Welsh farm where he was evacuated to during the Second World War and finds that the past is something that can never be wholly recaptured.

Overview

A young man makes an emotional return to the Welsh farm where he was evacuated to during the Second World War and finds that the past is something that can never be wholly recaptured.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044971202
Publisher:
David Blake
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
402,495
File size:
239 KB

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Meet the Author

David Blake was born in the northwest of England in 1970 and grew up on a diet of Marvel comics, 2000 AD and television sci-fi. He has been writing for as long as he can remember and remains an avid reader. His other interests include travelling, vintage British television programmes, vintage cinema, football, eating toast and even having the occasional drink.


If David Blake has reviewed your work on Smashwords, please do not take any criticism to heart. He tries to be unbiased and constructive, and will only award 5 stars to the absolute best works, which will be rare.

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No Going Back 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written book. I thought the sex part could have been left out, so he could have came back. Other than that it was good. Thanks for the great read. J..... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written short story. Good concept and characters. Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give this story 5 stars if it had been longer. Though well written and developed, there was much missing, so much that could be elaborated. Overall, i liked the story. Keep up the good work.
Catherine-E-Chapman More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to this book amongst David Blake's works because of the book's categorisations as historical fiction and erotica - it seemed an intriguing generic combination. The first thing to say about 'No Going Back' is that it is well-written. In particular, I like the fact that the first person narrator's voice seems authentic for the time in which the book is set. Furthermore, the great level of descriptive detail in Blake's writing serves to set the scene in post-WWII rural Wales very effectively. Reading 'No Going Back' it does feel rather like a story in two halves: the first part is a fairly gentle reminiscence, which would have universal appeal to adult readers; the second part is undoubtedly correctly classified as erotica and some readers may be uncomfortable with the juxtaposition of the two distinct elements of the story. I enjoyed reading 'No Going Back' for what it was but I felt the story had scope to be developed in ways that would blend the narrative and romantic content to make the overall work more meaningful. As it stands, 'No Going Back' is technically a novelette. If Blake wanted to develop it as a novel or novella, there seem to be many avenues to explore. Personally, I was intrigued by the character of David - surely the fact that he reads suggests that he isn't the insensitive oaf he seems to be? What does he recall of his childhood friendship with Rob? What did it mean to him? Overall, 'No Going Back' suggests that David Blake is a gifted writer with the potential to pursue many genres of fiction writing successfully.
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