Nosebleed by Ged Maybury
Have you ever contemplated the thought you may have been abducted by aliens? I have, thanks to my 90’s obsession with The X-Files. Perhaps it was my infatuation with Mulder that left me wanting to believe.
For Hamish Zupanek not only has he thought about it, he’s sure it really happened. The giveaway - a constantly bleeding nose, which couldn’t have anything to do with the fact his finger practically lives up his nose, just to see if it is still bleeding of course.
No Hamish knows, no pun intended, it’s true. He’s not sure where, why or how all he knows is it has happened.
When Hamish comes upon an edition of The Complete Encyclopaedia of Paranormal Diseases at a local garage sale he sets in motion a chain reaction that brings him face to face with the book’s author.
Mum and Dad don’t really support their son’s theory and Cheryl, well Cheryl is never off the phone long enough to contemplate such a thought.
Hamish’s only action is to discuss his suspicions with his best friend, Trev. But when Trev displays signs he too might be under the influence of aliens Hamish decides to find proof on his own.
Having developed his own coding system to unlock the mysteries of alien encounters, Hamish meets Groomlake in cyberspace.
Groomlake is a kindred spirit and somewhat expert on alien abduction and all things other worldly. Only problem is Groomlake doesn’t realise he’s dealing with a kid. It’s during their online correspondence Hamish acquires the alias, Nosebleed.
With Hamish’s imagination in overdrive he believes without a shadow of a doubt he’s an abductee. But when Groomlake says the pair must meet Hamish’s suspicions grow. Could he have been corresponding with an alien all this time?
Will Hamish agree to meet Groomlake? Will his suspicions be confirmed? Will Dad ever fix the old/new lawn mower? Does Trev or Hamish have Selective Chicken Blindness? Will Cheryl ever get off the phone?
All the answers to these questions and more can be found in Ged Maybury’s new book, Nosebleed. Published by Blake Education Pty Ltd.
Nosebleed is a great book for reluctant readers. It’s guaranteed to get them hooked from page one. But it’s also great for those who love to read.
The Truth is out there!
CKT Book Reviewer