And what marvellous stories they are. Not only do they confirm time and again that John is a highly accomplished storyteller, they also demonstrate his versatility as a writer, his style seeming to switch effortlessly from madcap drama, as in The Beach, to light, frivolous humour, as in When Frankie Loved Jeanie, and to hard-boiled noir, as in Horses.
Both Rainbow and The Tower are available to download from Amazon at the ridiculously low price of 77p each. That’s not much to pay for some quality writing. So why not have a read and tell John what you think? Give this reluctant storyteller a well-deserved boost.