Paperback out now!

December 13, 2017

My novel To The Bridge is now available as a paperback on Amazon!

It tells a story of obsessive love, marital heartbreak and eventual redemption, set against the backdrop of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s wonderful suspension bridge here in Bristol. Isambard himself also puts in an appearance later in the novel.

This is definitely my best and most literary work so far, and I’d love it if you took a look….

The US link is www.amazon.com/Bridge-Luke-Andreski/dp/1973473127

The UK link is www.amazon.co.uk/Bridge-Luke-Andreski/dp/1973473127

Feedback would be very welcome!

To The Bridge - paperback cover Vs 1.0

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Some light protection for The Book of Nine

May 11, 2014

Book of Nine Copyright Statement

“The Book of Nine” title, content and concept, the Slavic future-medieval setting and the nine gods theme are the intellectual copyright of Luke Andreski.

Luke Andreski has also asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of The Book of Nine. All rights to publication, distribution or serialisation, in any form or in any media, are reserved by the copyright holder. No part of The Book of Nine may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of Luke Andreski. Electronic copies may at some point be purchased from http://www.lukeandreski.com or Amazon but are sold for sole use only and must not be copied for the use of anyone other than the purchaser or as a once-only gift from the purchaser to one other person for their sole use. The concept, ideology, creed, philosophy, belief system, slogans, logo, trademark, games applications and brand of The Book of Nine are the sole property of Luke Andreski and must not be used without his prior written permission.

 

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Darwin

June 11, 2012

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The elephant and the butterfly

The zebra and the lark

The cuttlefish and the humming bird

The albatross and the shark

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The ant and the orangutan

The razorbill and the whale

The hyena and the skunk

The piranha and the mole

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All creatures in their diversity

All life forms great and small

Are the children of evolution

Charles Darwin made them all

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The rattlesnake and the tarantula

The penguin and the dove

The dragonfly and the weevil

The tortoise and – the crane?

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The wren, the hen…

The cat, the rat, the stoat, the hog

The sow and – the cow…

The dog, the bat, the toad, the frog

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All living things in their complexity

All creatures great and small

Are explained by natural selection

Charles Darwin made them all

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The porcupine, the lemur

The anaconda and the bear

The antelope and the bison

The python and the hare

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The possum and the cockatiel

The mantis and the conger eel

The parrot, the ferret, the weasel, the goat

The catfish, the dogfish, the stingray, the roach

The blackfly, the greenfly, the dragonfly, the wasp

The adder, the mamba, the corn snake, the asp

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All creatures of land and ocean

All inhabitants of air and earth

Are the fittest of survivors

Evolution gave them birth

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The flamingo, the swan

The rhinoceros and the lynx

The grizzly and the elk

The manatee and… the crab?

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The worm, the germ, the monkey, the racoon

The slug, the bug, the donkey, the baboon

The hake, the crake, the snail and the bee

The coot, the newt, the quail and the flea

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All creatures in their complexity

All life forms great and small

Are explained by evolutionary theory

Charles Darwin made them all

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From my volume of poetry ‘Speaking in a monotone, a monotone, a monotone, speaking in a monotone, or not speaking at all‘.

© Copyright Luke Andreski 2011

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www.hunchthenovel.comwww.greenmessiah.comwww.tothebridge.infowww.nowwearegreen.comwww.portnoysdefence.comwww.agreenphilosophy.net;   www.beingleftbehind.comwww.thebookofnewcreation.comwww.speakinginamonotone.com;   www.swogstongue.comwww.theoutskirtsofmymind.com.


Umbilicus

May 27, 2012

 

Draft text from pending Instalment 2 of Green Messiah:

 

The philosopher on the wall is meant to be Socrates – as ugly as he is honest – or Aristotle, perhaps: a better looking man. Or perhaps Pythagoras or the historian Plutarch. He is at the very least someone, Mattie thinks, who means something to Marshal, something important. She lowers Marshal’s hand to the duvet. She is exhausted, depressed. Depression is anger turned inward, she understands that. Depression is a corrupt form of wrath, denied its rightful expression. But why is Marshal angry? She studies the lines around his eyes, his clamped lips, his cramped jaw. She wishes… imagines… oh, god, she imagines… lowering her night gown to expose her diminishing breasts. Despicable, milkless mother, unmothered by age! Through Marshal’s closed eyes – because, in her genes, she is nine million point nine nine percent Marshal – she sees herself digging at her breastbone, scrabbling and tearing at her poor, haggard chest, digging and scraping and hacking and clawing with increasing desperation until at last her fingernails penetrate the skin and reach into the flesh. Through Marshal’s eyes she sees her fingers pluck her own chest open, her ribs parting and unfolding with hardly any mucous and even less blood to reveal at last the small, hissing mouth of a new umbilical cord.

She sees herself, through Marshal’s tight-closed eyes, draw loop after loop of nacreous cord from the cradle of her ribs. She sees herself raise the sucking umbilical mouth to Marshal’s lips. She sees herself ease her new umbilicus across his flaccid tongue, over his gulping epiglottis, into his oesophageal tube. She reaches forward. She feels the bite of his teeth on the side of her hand. Bite me. Hurt me. As if this is real.

And thus will her child be healed.

And thus will she sustain him with an energy and a life force entirely of her own.

Thus will she redeem him, thus bring to him his lifeline, thus provide him with an exit from the place in which he is trapped. Here… the knotted, bloody cord up which to climb. Here… pinion, cleat and rope with which to scale the looming valley walls. Here… faith to believe he can succeed…

Oh, see him skirt precipitous overhang and crag!

See him climb, inch by hazardous inch, from darkness and depression, from rancour and self-loathing, from self-pity and despair towards a perfect, plangent light. Thus will he overcome the darkness in his soul. Thus will he rise from his self-created hell, from bitter, clinging murk, from cloying, stinging smog to a new and better place, to a world where despair no longer signifies, where all can be rebuilt, where joy has been reborn, where every object upon every surface of every home within every city of every nation of the entire world glimmers and pulses and glitters with the radiance of hope.

– and thus will she bring him to the heaven his earth should always have been…

And thus will a mother’s duty be done.

 

© Luke Andreski 2012. All rights reserved.

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www.hunchthenovel.comwww.greenmessiah.comwww.tothebridge.infowww.nowwearegreen.comwww.portnoysdefence.comwww.agreenphilosophy.net;   www.beingleftbehind.comwww.thebookofnewcreation.comwww.speakinginamonotone.com;   www.swogstongue.comwww.theoutskirtsofmymind.com.


Just past midnight

October 17, 2011

 

Just past midnight.

       Tower blocks and terraced streets.

       Six cemeteries, two castles, four hundred and twenty-two thousand inhabitants.

 

Just past midnight and in Victoria Park breezes like demons are laying siege to the trees.

       In Bedminster the wind, the wind, the raucous wind rattles at windows, hammers at walls, sets off alarms, pounds at doors.

 

Green Messiah:

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Swog: The Hobbit meets Roald Dahl…

October 17, 2011

Check out:

http://swogstongue.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/appetite-and-love-in-the-outer-hebrides/

And:

www.swogstongue.com


www.lukeandreski.com

August 16, 2011

I am author of the following works:

Now We Are Green – A fictionalised account of the life of William Tarkovsky and the rise of New Creationism.
 
To The Bridge – A novel about love, loss and the search for redemption.
 
Hunch – The ruthlessness of television unveiled. TV producer Tom Green acts upon a dangerous hunch…

Swog – In a future-medieval empire whose economy depends entirely on fish can Swog benefit from having an enormously long tongue? A tale which explores loyalty, medievalism and the nature of appetite.
 
Green Messiah – A novel that delivers not just one green messiah but two whilst exploring cult brainwashing, bipolar disorder and the philosophy of the eco-apocalypse. Possibly controversial… definitely provocative.

The Book of New Creation – The eco-philosophy of William Tarkovsky. Can humanity survive without it?

A Green Philosophy – William Tarkovsky’s internet postings, compiled in a single volume.

Portnoy’s Defence – A defence of onanism from the wonderful German professor Leo P. Strong. I exert myself with this pithy translation.
 
Speaking in a monotone – Poems exploring rhythm, repetition and rage.
 
Being Left Behind – Poetry about love, loneliness and the redemptive power of beauty.

And, lastly, a handful of short stories.

These works can be accessed via:

–   www.AGreenPhilosophy.net

–   www.ToTheBridge.info

–   www.SwogsTongue.com

–   www.HunchTheNovel.com

–   www.PortnoysDefence.com

–   www.SpeakingInAMonotone.com

–   www.BeingLeftBehind.com

–   www.TheOutskirtsOfMyMind.com

–   www.thebookofnewcreation.com

–   www.greenmessiah.com

–   www.NowWeAreGreen.com

–   www.darkgreenbooks.com

Take a look.

I’d love to know what you think.