Book Description

The Far Out Café by Stuart Chambers

The Indie Book of the Day for 11th of July 2012!

Genre: Action & Adventure, War

“The End-No it isn’t!

During the fall of 1969 Daniel Dyer stands alone at a still point between the disappointments of his childhood and an incredibly uncertain future. He is a boy from Yorkshire, living in America who has been abandoned by his father and then his mother and has signed up to fi ght with the US army in Vietnam. The Far Out Cafe is full of characters and events: a blues singer, a Cuban called Guerrero and another called Compay, with his head full of conspiracy theories, ‘Birdmen,’ a chapel dating back to the 2nd century, an isolated island, a pack of marauding sharks; one of mythical proportions, a psychotic Soviet called the Generali, a barbaric guard called Rusanov and his syphilitic assistant, Yefrem.

This is not merely a story about the atrocities of war. It’s a story about who Daniel meets when he has been left for dead; a boy called Angel and a girl called Beth. It’s about the way we live our lives and what happens when we place our Faith in God when things go horribly wrong. It’s a savage yet tenderly lyrical story about an unforgiving time and indestructible love.

‘I sat down, cleared my mind, and ‘The Far Out Café’ blew it apart. It’s a really great story and it’s told in such a surreal way, it messes with your head so much, delightfully so, but what really caught me is the sense of magic and mysticism that is woven into the story. A huge story that has roots in an even greater and deeper meaning. The spiritual clashed against the brutality of men is incredibly powerful. Good to finally be challenged by a modern book that gives the mind a great workout. In film terms, very Stanley Kubrick’ - David Popescu – Hooligan Filmworks, Canada”

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IBD Editorial Verdict

Graphic, brutal and honest. The Far Out Café is packed with action, mind boggling tale of survival and a journey for self-fulfillment. Stuart Chambers is a TV producer, director, story teller and an unexpected but surprisingly engaging writer.

Book Insight

  • File Size: 359 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146850486X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (May 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083E6JUK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

Read Sample

Stuart grew up in Yorkshire, in what can best be described as an ‘interesting’ childhood. His two favorite quotes are, ‘If they give you lined paper, don’t write on the lines,’ (Unknown) and ‘Two paths diverged in a wood & I took the one less traveled by & that made all the difference,’ (Robert Frost). He had his first script (Non-Returnable’s) broadcast by the BBC when he was seventeen. He produced his first long format film when he was twenty-five; he has since written numerous films and documentaries. In 2009 he co-wrote and produced a 30 minute film for the State of Qatar that tells the personal stories of people who had suffered terrible tragedy when disaster struck their region and highlights the huge impact aid from Qatar is having on them and their community. Kashmir, Beirut, New Orleans and Banda Aceh could seldom have appeared on the same travel itinerary but they were all on Stuarts: Seventeen flights, nine countries and forty-five thousand miles; a journey of epic proportions to some of the most isolated parts of the world where he would uncover stories of real courage and dignity and survival against the odds. The film went to air on the Qatar National Day. Stuart is currently writing his second novel ‘Four Doors’. He focuses on writing solely for himself and his own niche audience and producing hi-end television commercials and quality documentary films, where his clients seek to make a real difference. He is equally at home shooting a hi-end TVC with a large crew or out with a director and a camera on his shoulder. He works in Dubai and lives with his wife and family in Romania. His clients will confirm that he has established an international reputation as a an extremely creative story-teller and filmmaker who always strives to deliver the very best.

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