by Dermot Davis
Just about every novelist dreams of making it big – BIG – as in I-can-buy-my-own-island big. Maybe one or two do, but most don’t even earn enough royalties to buy a poster with an island on it, hence the inspiration behind this book. In Brain, a USA Best Book Award winner, we find Daniel Waterstone, an author with island-buying ambitions, who in a desperate attempt to write the greatest book ever, decides not to write from his heart but to write something commercial, something sure to sell, something wildly popular. Something like a satirical self-help book. Of course the last thing he ever expected to happen, happens.