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Covering fundamental human truths in a gripping and dark
style, Max Millar's new collection is the kind of book you
can't put down.
His debut, which is titled
'Ignorance is Bliss - It's Better to
Be Clueless', is predominantly a
science fiction and speculative
It showcases the authorial style that has made Millar a growing
name in Barbados, with its darkly humorous, slightly twisted and
Becoming popular for its post-colonial themes,
its use of magical realism and generic fusion of
established genres like horror and science
fiction, Barbados is increasingly seen as the
home of literary invention, ingenuity and
The overarching concept of Millar's collection is what
happens when you peel back the social veneer.
As a writer, Millar provokes you to
consider whether you are capable of
seeing what really goes on 'behind the
scenes' and whether you are ready to
confront some of society's deepest and
most confronting truths.
The collection features seven unique stories you are sure to love which are
startling in their stark social observations and riveting in their pacing, tight
prose and use of suspense.
The stories are titled ‘The Fumigolians Are
Coming’, ‘Desperation’, ‘Smart Phones’, ‘A
Dish Best Served Cold’, ‘Horace And
Gertrude’, ‘Pitter Patter’ and ‘A Partridge In
A Pear Tree’.
From the placid baby with a dummy in its mouth captured on the
collection’s book jacket, Millar establishes his darkly satirical purpose
and speaks to the ideas society would prefer not to talk about.
The book is now available for
purchase at Amazon for both Kindle
and on paperback. If you’re an
Apple user, you can also purchase
your copy of the e-book there.
Max Millar has been writing avidly since his teen years and has since become
a popular playwright in Barbados. With the release of ‘Ignorance is Bliss’, he is
proud to become a published novelist.
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