Nick Milligan - Enormity / by Kian West

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Before joining NASA’s space programme, Jack had dreams of a career as a professional musician. When a deep space mission goes awry, he crashes on an alien planet. Jack discovers that his new world is inhabited by a race of humans that have evolved in parallel to those on Earth. He picks up a guitar and performs the most wondrous rock songs of his home planet. Neil Young. Leonard Cohen. Bob Dylan. Superstardom beckons as audiences around the globe revere Jack and his apparent songwriting abilities. He basks in the boundless glow of a hedonistic dream world. But Jack soon learns that his lie will have sinister consequences.

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Lets set this up right, if you take a second to read reviews (I don't usually) Part One of Nick's book Enormity on Amazon had 15 reviews prior to the official release and every one of those gave his book at least a 4/5 rating. I'm no scientist, but that is a pretty incredible feat.

Officially launched on November 24th at Newcastle's Depot on Beaumont in their stunning VIP section on the third floor. Featuring a live reading and book signing from the one and only Nick Milligan. Nick is a fantastic human and Novocastrian that deserves the communities support in what is no mean feat writing a whole book, especially a book that is arguably quite good. If you don't already own a copy after grabbing one that was carefully signed at the official launch there are a few ways to rid yourself of this awful predicament. 1. go to Amazon and order yourself a paperback version or Ereader version and get that bad boy delivered. 2. Head in to Abicus on Darby St. and hand over a couple of dollars and collect a print copy today!

He even has famous people reading his book: "Raunchy and rowdy, poetic and perplexing, Milligan's Enormity is aptly named. Much like another favorite Aussie export, Nick Cave, Milligan doesn't shy away from the grotesque and the absurd as he shines his light on the terrible beauty of the human condition. This is compelling fiction that leaves you wanting more..." - Jace Everett, American songwriter, writer/performer of True Blood theme 'Bad Things'

Nick Milligan has been an amazing writing talent since entering the entertainment journalism scene back in 2002, quickly becoming one of Australia's favorite talents with articles in Rolling stone, Hotpress, Frankie, and Smash Hits. Nick then moved on to become the editor in chief for Reverb.

It is amazing to see such talent from a Novocastrian rise to the top of national and international literary circles and we here at Newcastle Mirage fully support his endeavors! We have also been lucky enough to score 3 signed copies of Enormity to give away to our subscribers, So subscribe before December 20 and go in the draw to win!!! (you might even see it in your mailbox before Christmas).

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 Handsome as well as talented, this here is Nick Milligan, the man behind the words on the paper

(or screen).