About Me

Tollesbury, Essex, United Kingdom
I was born in the Summer of 1969 in Dagenham, just on the border of East London. School was largely unproductive but enjoyable, setting me up for something of a wayward but interesting life! On leaving school I had various jobs including putting up stalls at Romford Market, working in a record shop, putting up ceilings, gardening and road sweeping. After resigning from an insurance company to play in a band, I found myself unemployed for two years. Then finally I got back on my feet and I've been a psychiatric nurse since 1997. I wrote A Cleansing of Souls when I was 22 years old and followed it up with Tollesbury Time Forever almost twenty years later. I started writing The Bird That Nobody Sees in September 2011 and it was released in July 2012. In terms of writing, my heroes are Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck. I would also include Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits as literary influences. So that's me I guess - scruffy, happy and in love with literary fiction, music and life...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Third Review is in!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless perfection, 11 Jan 2012
Rosie -This book has taken me completely by surprise. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.

I kept having to remind myself that Stuart Ayris is a fairly new writer, yet he has produced something that many of greater experience would be extremely proud of.

It is beautifully written, the language, pace and storyline are completely gripping from the offset.

The descriptive element of this book is first class and I found myself going back to re-read passages that really struck me. I have no doubt I shall be reading it again.

He brings Tollesbury and it's characters alive for you and you are right there alongside his poor troubled character, Simon Gregory, as he battles his demons and comes to some realisations. Stuart portrays what goes on in this man's head with such clarity, and I think I am right in saying that his past work in the mentally challenged sector has given him this insight. He is indeed a clever man and writer to have understood it so well and bring it to life for us all.

There is absolutely nothing in this book to be negative about. There is no fault to find whatsoever. It needs to be in hardback and on library shelves very soon.

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Sean Patrick Reardon said...

I 100% believed this is what the readers would say. You are on to something good, no doubt. I'm enjoying your success as much as you. This is an important novel, and I concur that a print version is a must.

Stu Ayris said...

Thank you so much, Sean. You have more confidence than me but I guess mine is growing. Due to the nature of it I thought it may be just a bit too unconventional for people. Just so pleased I have found some people who appreciate it!