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Frawd : And Other Species of Thought - Kevin Vodden

Frawd

And Other Species of Thought

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Published: 1st January 2006
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Frawd is one of thirty surreal tales which contrive to expose the psychological insecurity of the living being (not necessarily human) by leading it, her or him to question all that there could be to question: What am I? Where am I? Why am I here? Does anything that appears to exist really exist? Can I trust what my own senses are telling me, or am I the victim of some kind of elaborate deception? If so, why me? And why now?

While the collection may be appreciated for its more evident entertainment value, each tale contains a deeper meaning, which may or may not be easily discovered. These stories (or ‘snapshots’ in time and space, as many are) cast doubt upon anything that may or may not be perceived to be real: from the vague visions experienced in sleep, to the startling reality of the hallucinatory effects of drugs, hypnosis or trauma; from the way we perceive ourselves as members of society, to how we see our wider role as constituents of the universe.

Frawd and Other Species of Thought portrays a range of unusual, eccentric and vulnerable characters and places them in a variety of contexts which are often amusing, occasionally shocking, but always thought-provoking.

About the Author

Born and educated in England, now resident in Australia, Kevin Vodden spent most of his childhood in the village of Chawton, a mere few hundred metres from the house occupied in the early 19th century by Jane Austen. Not at the time inspired by the great writer, his dry sense of humour and surreal thinking developed during his teenage years under the combined influence of the comedy of Monty Python, the adventures of Doctor Who and the visual masterpieces of Salvador Dalì. Beginning writing in his late thirties, the author has cultivated an unconventional style in his stories that has grown from those early influences which recognized no limits to the extent of human imagination.

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5.0

So glad I bought the book!

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
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      Comments about Frawd:

      A pleasant surprise - recommended read!

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      5.0

      Fascinating Read

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      from Brisbane

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          Comments about Frawd:

          What an intelligent and thought-provoking book! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to read something a little bit different. Well done!

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          4.0

          Great read

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          from Queensland, AU

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            Comments about Frawd:

            A great page turner which I thoroughly enjoyed. Quite and interesting read.

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            1.0

            Self-indulgent, immature - not much fun

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            from Adelaide

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            • Disappointing

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              Comments about Frawd:

              The first story is the best, but it is downhill from there. I am really surprised it got published. Ah well, you can't like everything!

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              3.0

              Some good stories

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              from Sydney, AU

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                  Some very good stories thrown in amongst some overly lengthily paranoid stuff. Overall ok read but I found myself shooting through some boring sections.

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                  ISBN: 9781921206191
                  ISBN-10: 1921206195
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 341
                  Published: 1st January 2006
                  Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
                  Country of Publication: AU
                  Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.0
                  Weight (kg): 0.449