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Publication Date: 4/15/2014
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Length: 10 hrs. 3 min
My Rating: 3 Stars
The Other Story captures the life of the rich and famous writer, Nicholas Kolt, an arrogant man with a Social media twitter and Facebook addiction (taking him away from writing). I listened to the audio version, as entertaining for a day of running errands, driving, and jogging in the park, narrated by Simon Vance.
Nicholas is very material minded man, and escapes to a luxurious Tuscan island resort, as he attempts to put his past to rest. As a bestselling author (when he was in his twenties), with flashbacks to circumstances which inspired his first novel, The Envelope.
Presently, he has writer’s block. His publisher and his fans are pressuring him for more, thus he thinks a change of scenery and a vacation will inspire him for the writing of his second book.
As the weekend unfolds in the present tense, he has stumbled upon a secret about his family and the mystery surrounding his father death, and embarks on a journey with his Monte Blanc pen.
Some references to famous authors and tools to enhance their successful writing, Nicholas reexamines his life, and his identity, the past and decisions which will shape his future.