Category Archives for "Reviews"

Guardian review

Today I’m overjoyed by this review by the beautifully named Alfred Hickling in the Guardian: Anyone suspicious that the publishing industry may be run by a small group of corporate-minded killjoys will applaud the DIY-ethic of Shevlin, who has published this quirky comic novel himself. The perpetually astonished hero finds himself in a conspiracy involving murder […]


Today’s Metro review

Well, I’ve now read the Metro review. Here it is: ★★★ Self-publishing has its successes, as EL James’s racy ebook series, initially posted on a fansite, proved. Yet there are reasons why editors and publishers exist, as demonstrated by Christopher Shevlin’s debut novel. That’s not to say that The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax isn’t […]


The first review

My book has been reviewed by Sarah Castell (an improviser with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, among much else) on Amazon and on her lovely blog, here: It’s pretty much exactly how I hoped people would respond to the book: This book is, in a way, a manifesto for us all to recapture our childlike state […]

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