There are success stories – there are true stories – and then there’s THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE story (Berkley)!
How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go right? I mean, like everything. Six months ago, Alex Moore’s life was in the can. She was stuck in a dead-end job, her parents and boyfriend were wondering if her get up and go had permanently left. Then over night, she launches a business she’s dreamed of, and suddenly she’s the darling of the London tech world!
“The change she’d undergone recently – no, the change she’d made happen – might be hard for her parents to understand, But she knows it was authentic, because it was, quite simply working.” THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE
At thirty-one, Alex’s transformation isn’t easy for those around her. Her friends are struggling to accept her rapid success, her parents worry she’ll burn out and her fiancé is thinking twice about those “I dos.” But then everything starts to shift. She’s mugged, stalked and even accused of murder.
Alex is invited to tell her story to what she believes are some high-tech bigwigs, but things get even weirder. The meeting takes place in Orkney, which is a real island off the coast of Scotland, known to have an “otherworldly quality and magnetism which has captivated visitors and residents alike for over 5,000 years.” That may in some ways explain my reaction to the novel. In fact the more I read, the more I had to suspend reality in order to keep up with where the book was headed.
THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE is supposed to “make you question what it means to be conscious, what is means to be in control – and to what extent you really can choose to be you.” I accept that, sort of.
I found THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE to be a sort of mind trip. I enjoyed Molly Flatt’s distinct writing voice, but to be quite honest, I didn’t get it. That doesn’t mean you won’t. Her character, Alex Moore is certainly in the running for one of the year’s more quirky characters.
I am an author and journalist who explores how technology changes the way we think, work and live.
I am Associate Editor of FutureBook, Associate Editor of The Memo, Digital Editor of PHOENIX, and I also write for the likes of the Guardian and the BBC. I speak regularly on digital culture and publishing and my debut novel, THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE – an adventure set between the startups of Old Street and the wilds of Orkney.
Thanks to MacMillan, we have one copy of THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE to giveaway. Just describe what is, or would be your charmed life.
We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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