A Tunnel is Only a Hole on Its Side

The Hole Trilogy

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
336 Pages
Reviewed on 08/11/2014
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Author Biography

James is a full time fiction author, writing for the last five years. Prior to this he spent thirty five years in the IT industry where he wrote many hundreds of training manuals. He turned his attention to fiction during the summer of 2009. Armed with an A4 pad and ballpoint pen he unleashed a stream of consciousness—some forty thousand words—before drawing breath. Writing with such unbridled passion was new to him; a far cry from technical authoring. The excitement of not knowing where the narrative is going spurs him on, as do the characters he invents. The Hole Opportunity was the first product of his imagination. The Unexpected Consequences of Iron Overload followed a year later. (A paranormal, romantic spoof thriller, written to raise awareness of a genetic medical condition called Haemochromatosis, and to raise funds for the Haemochromatosis Society). Book two of the Hole Trilogy—A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side, was released in December 2013. In the summer of 2014 James published his first book aim at the younger reader: Billy’s Tenth Birthday. James is currently writing book three of the Hole Trilogy—Marmite Makes a Sandwich, Dynamite Makes a Hole, whilst continuing to raise awareness for Haemochromatosis. He enjoys sharing his experiences of self-publishing and self-promotion with other indie authors.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

In A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side by James Minter, the second in the Hole trilogy, Colin and Izzy are looking to boost their so-far successful Hole Farming business. When they hear about a new bypass that has been planned for the town, they are up in arms. The course of the bypass is set to go right through the golf course and Major Woods is not happy. He uses his position and manages to get the bypass re-routed through Lady Wills’ estate and through Colin’s farm. In his usual manner, Colin decides that the route can be altered again – this time with a tunnel beneath the golf course. He sees it as a way to sell some holes and to get back in the good books of Major Woods. Nothing ever goes according to plan though and, in true Minter fashion, the comedy ensues. Can Colin save the golf course from being destroyed? Or will he lose his farm instead?

A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side is another truly hilarious offering from James Minter. So far, the first two books in the trilogy are turning out to be some of the funniest I have ever read. Mr. Minter has a way with words and a turn of phrase that left my sides aching with laughter and, when I got to the end of the book, I so desperately wanted to read more. These are a series of stories that I can easily see being made into a good old British comedy TV show or series of films.