THAT SEMICOLON BITCH HAD TO DIE
It's about LIFE, LOVE, and EVERYTHING in-between
Frankie, the ellipsis radical, and Abbey, the semicolon stickler, are love's young dream. In this light and dark romance, we follow the loved-up pair "twirting" around the fanciful fringes of London town - having a right ole time of it. Indeed, Frankie couldn't be happier, finally having met a girl far curvier than even the most desirable of punctuation marks.
Cue the eponymous semicolon; a winky blighter destined to royally mess things up; in fact, the semicolon seems intent to mark its territory; all too soon representing much more than the lovers’ stance on punctuation alone.
That Semicolon Bitch Had To Die is a wild and errant love story featuring a most unlikely of threesomes: one where punctuation threatens to become a character itself ... or, to put it another way, when two writers fall in and out of love, punctuation is bound to spill! ... ?!?! ;)
What others have to say ...?
(Mike Robinson - author of The Green-Eyed Monster)
“Tom Conrad's "That Semicolon Bitch Had to Die" occupies two emotional hemispheres, and the swing from one to the other is at once exhilarating and nightmarish, particularly for writers like myself. One recognizes in the pages/screens blended echoes of Philip Roth, Kingsley Amis, Kurt Vonnegut and Woody Allen, filtered into the world of Twitter.
Significantly, the book feels authentic. Frankie, a very alive personality, squirms and wiggles against the limits of his own story, occasionally breaking the fourth wall.”
(Beth Muscat - author of Remember the Eyes)
"Will that semicolon bitch die a most unfortunate/much deserved death? Could the semicolon and forward slash ever get along? And what's a wardrobe got to do with it?
Ah yes, the Tom Conrad humour. You need to read this one to find out. Don't miss this dark/but humorous take on romance, punctuation and the effects the two have on each other."
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