A Collar for Cerberus by Matt Stanley Thistle Publishing You Like Them General Fiction (Adult) , Literary Fiction
When this story begins, the young narrator is in a bad way. Bored with his life and unhappy with a recent break-up, he 'runs away' to the beautiful Greek islands to search his soul about his future. He wants to write, but his family and former girlfriend wanted him to face reality and choose a dull office career. He is looking for his hero, the Nobel-Prize winning author, Irakles Bastounis, only to find that he is an unlikeable, sarcastic old man who has given up writing!
However, Bastounis persuades the young graduate to drive him on a journey and gives him several challenges, including killing an octopus and saving a prostitute from a pimp. Along the way, they discuss Greek mythology, writing and facing fear. But when he discovers that Bastounis has a secret, the narrator has to deal with the biggest challenge of his life...
This is an inspirational story filled with philosophy, although I found it a little bit pretentious at times. This coming-of-age story is certainly worth reading at least twice.
I received a free copy of this ebook from Thistle Publishing in return for a free review.
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