My will.

"My will is hitching a ride on my body, and my body goes where the hell it likes"
   - Owen Ransen, blog post "My Will".

This phrase popped into my head as I ate my ninth biscuit while reading "Apathy, and other small victories" by Paul Neilan.

 I read it and enjoyed it in 2006 when it first came out. And I'm reading it again and enjoying it again.

"Apathy" seems to have been his first and only novel.

But where is Paul Neilan now? If he's reading this (he isn't, only I read these blog posts) I think he is a real writer, and I'd like him to write another book for me to enjoy.

Wikipedia has a strange entry on him, which finishes in an odd way:

"Paul has three brothers, John, Michael, and Ryan. He is the second oldest, followed by Michael and then Ryan. He has 3 nieces and a nephew. Lily Neilan, Lucy Neilan, Avery Neilan, and Quinn Neilan. He lives in New Jersey."

3 nieces and a nephew? What has that got to do with anything? Is this a quiz? Should it end with "How old is Paul Neilan?"


  1. I enjoyed this - especially the Paul Neilen quiz.
    So you see, you’re not the only one who reads your blog - there’s another !

  2. I enjoyed this - especially the Paul Neilen quiz.
    So you see - you’re not the only person who reads this blog


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