The Rose Well Files: A Tale of Woozles and UFOs, by David Luddington is yet another one of his quirky, witty, entertaining novels that takes the reader down a road (no spoilers) following the daily adventures of a man who happens upon a community that is, well, to put it mildly, comprised of the eccentric, those who live off the grid, those who cater to them, and the rest, an odd bunch of seemingly lost souls. The narrative is chock full with humorous dialogue, off-beat, almost dystopian in nature, and yet, the theme grows on you, as the author cleverly enters bits and pieces of the puzzle, until, in the end, one sees that all these oddball players have a role on this stage involving aliens, strange discs, bombs and WW II fighter planes. Luddington has a way of presenting normality as amusing, absurd, satirical and just plain fun - somewhat reminiscent of Monty Python tells. Read the book - it doesn't disappoint, and the ending is not what you think it will be.
Review by International Writers Inspiring Change
About David Luddington
In case you don't know, I write comedy. Gentle British comedy. Having grown up with P.G. Wodehouse, the Ealing Comedies and the Carry On movies I like to think I've captured the essence of traditional British Humour but brought it firmly into the... where are we now? No... Not going to think about that.
I also write to a theme. I write about identity, the personae we use to identify ourselves in the world and what happens when that's suddenly taken from us. Who are we when the wave we've been riding all these years dumps us on the shores of Couldn't-Care-Less and moves on? Having been dumped by two big waves I do feel somewhat of an authority.
Primarily I write comedy because I want people to laugh a bit more. I believe in Hope and Second Chances and like to bring a positive feel to my writing. And it doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full as long as it's still got at least some beer in it. Although if you're looking for cruel, biting satire then please buy my books anyway. You'll be disappointed but I need the money.
So, about me. I currently live in the Alpujarras in Southern Spain. I'm here on a fact finding mission for my next book. At least that's what's going on my tax return. I am fortunate enough to have been given a second chance at life. Having spent most of my working life in Sales and Marketing, at all levels and many different industries, I was finally dumped one last time when the industry I was in found it could no longer survive so much government help and finally collapsed.
I now live in a funny little house in a strange little valley with my wife and soulmate (Just hope they never bump into each other), two cats and an indeterminate number of dogs.