The Obituarist: Early days for the ebook

Here’s the latest news for The Obituarist – that stupendously thrilling ebook written by me.

But first – if you’re wavering – how’s this for a review?

Really enjoyable ride! A page turner from the outset!

Beautifully insightful characterisation, delivered with a good helping of dry wit and with just the right amount of information for the book to play like a sumptuous film in your head!

Paul does justice to our wonderful World War II heroes, capturing perfectly the upstanding nature of their morals, together with their playful, youthful comradery. The Obituarist is a delicious juxtaposition of the pinnacle of our war heroes’ lives, perfectly ‘twisted’ with today’s unscrupulous media-crazed society.

There are some fabulous observations of human behaviour and thought processes, which are simply sublime and rather thought-provoking in their description.

This is not just a well written story which kicks along at a hell of a pace but also a clever multilayered observation of human behaviour, with a backdrop from two eras and what happens with the passing of time. The Obituarist certainly leaves you with something to think about.

Thank you to the most lovely and discerning Su Verhoeven who downloaded The Obituarist from Smashwords.

Thank you also to Speccy for her encouraging review at Me, Mine and other Bits.

And to Emma for “devouring” The Obituarist and writing a “small but perfectly formed” review on her Adventures of an Unfit Mother blog.

So this is what’s happening…

  1. The Obituarist is now available on various platforms, including here on Smashwords.
  2. And here at
  3. And here at
  4. And for kobo devices here.
  5. So far only one typo – a very small one – seems to have sneaked through. Thank you to the spotter for letting me know.
  6. The Obituarist has been awarded “premium status” on the Smashwords site.
  7. People like the cover.
  8. Some people – who I love – have actually downloaded The Obituarist.

There’s more information on The Obituarist and where you can find it here. The ISBN is 9781476373478.



Filed under My Writing, Obituarist

21 responses to “The Obituarist: Early days for the ebook

  1. I hope to get up 100 cartoon paperback amazon createspace next 2 weeks. Was going to go with kindle but reformat image to fit into their text upload got too complicated and gray tones of kindle OK for text but not images anyway. If I change jpeg to pdf and send my own back and front cover no up front cost.

  2. Take another bow. Well deserved. Glad it’s getting a good reception. Waiting now for the biggie.

    • blackwatertown

      Had a good pitch meeting about it recently. Need to find/make time to follow up on it.
      Meanwhile – I wasn’t able to bring over the uher when I was last in Belfast. Couldn’t fit it in my carry on bag with everything else. But haven’t forgotten about it, and will send a pic to your mate. It’s on my list.

  3. Woohoo!! Great news and what a fab review- I agree wholeheartedly :-))

  4. i think i can download it on PC; do i have to join a site to do this? i think so; i’m willing to try

  5. My hat’s off to you – in fact, I’ve tossed it high in the air. Congratulations!

  6. Had a little problem with download from Smashwords but it’s done, now I’m enthralled with…

    Bunty’s adventures, the harrowing way “Joker” got his nickname, and the dusty world of obits.

    Great job, Paul!

    Blessings – Maxi

  7. Akre

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb blog.

  8. Wow! congratulations! Fantastic reviews 🙂

  9. Congratulations on your success- well deserved reviews, not least one’s ‘umble own! Next book please!

  10. 29

    Loved the cover and then at last got to read it and the content more than lived up to my expectations. The pace, the suspense and the twist at the end, yes I was hooked.
    If any of your readers happen to find themselves walking The Wicklow Way they will find a brief ‘review’ in the visitors books in one of the open mountain shelters. A great read with the rain pelting down and the temperature low and sleep almost impossible.

  11. CW

    Any chance of it coming out in hard copy, Paul? Would love to read it, but I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to books.

    • blackwatertown

      Not imminently, but maybe in a while. I’ll let you know when it happens – or when the longer comes out in paper.

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