The Almost Lizard

The Almost Lizard Today Is Daniel Lizard S Twenty First Birthday And He Has Just Completed His Autobiography Now, He Plans On Killing Himself, Leaving Behind Possibly The Longest Suicide Note Ever Committed To Paper.Daniel Creates Soap Operas In His Head A Game That He Plays On His Paper Round Rather Than A Phase, This Is Just The Beginning Of A Fantasy That Becomes And Elaborate As The People Around Daniel Become His Unwitting Co Stars.Daniel Begins To Realise That, In Life, You Cannot Write All Of The Scripts, There Is No One There To Shout Cut Or Hit Rewind And, Inevitably, All Manipulations Have Their Repercussions The Almost LizardJames Higgerson Author In The Almost Lizard, James Higgerson has transported the existential angst of Holden Caulfield and Benjamin Braddock into a modern time frame, with nods to modern technology, the changing nature of family and friendships that any teenager has to go through, and fashioned a tragic story out of a lot of disparate threads The story s narrator Daniel Lizar, having survived an emotional rollercoaster of adolescence has just turned twenty one, and plans to kill himself Like Slyvia Plath in The Bell Jar or Iain Bank s in The Crow Road the story begins with intimations of death, and although the reader always knows the outcome to this story, the journey there is worth taking, for we follow Daniel through school, his parent s divorce due to his father s affair with Daniel s best friend s mother, falling in with the wrong crowd, early sexual experiences and relati