Hoodie is Brendon’s first novel. First published in paperback by Authorhouse in 2009, and subsequently in multiple ebook formats via Smashwords in 2011, it provides an opportunity to find out what goes on underneath those menacing hoods as it tells the story of Ben, a contemporary anti-hero, struggling to retain his integrity in a world of shifting values, trying to find direction where few choices exist.
The novel covers topical and controversial issues in a thought-provoking manner by depicting Ben as a sympathetic character. It provides the perfect antidote to alarmist Daily Mail reporting of youth issues, exploring the problems facing modern day Britain from the unusual perspective of the disempowered, disaffected teenager.
Its blend of up-to-date realism, dream-like escapism, fast-paced, hard-hitting action, wistful musings, humour and tragedy, all while the story navigates its way on a magical mystery tour of Ben’s mind, ensures an enjoyable read. On a deeper level, there is a moral/spiritual sub-text and the clues are there for those who are open to them.
Hoodie is available worldwide in paperback from just about every online book retailer (direct from Authorhouse is cheapest) and from your usual ebook outlets – Smashwords, Kindle, ibookstore, PDF, Kobo, Nook (Barnes and Noble) and just about anywhere else you can think of (go google!).