The Blue Food Revolution

General Fiction

By Tim Roux

Publisher : Night Publishing

ABOUT Tim Roux

Tim Roux
I am a writer from Hull, in the North of England, living in Belgium.

I also help run a publishing company called Night Publishing (  which is dedicated to the cause that "all good books should be published", via its Night Reading (http:/ More...


'The Blue Food Revolution' is the story of a young man and a young woman who travel the world in search of adventure, enlightenment, fun, and possibly each other.

What they experience astonishes them, terrifies them, enthralls them, saddens them and unexpectedly kills one of them.

She was a girl from an alpine village where she tried to murder her sister.

He was a bank clerk from Reading whom her sister tried to murder.

Theirs was a marriage made in heaven…..

….but would they ever meet?

There is no real story behind the book beyond a conversation with British singer-songwriter Joe Solo about the difficulty of writing about the First World War. This sparked one of the 'Magogia' stories here which satirises war by giving it an office worker ethos with shopping days and flexitime. The magical-realist stories grew from there. This is a book that some people absolutely love and others absolutely loathe. You will know which definitively after the first chapter. In its original paperback version it is literally 'revolutionary' - the 'his' stories read one way, the 'her' stories read the other, and you have to flip the book between the two, reading them in whatever order you like. Sadly this is not possible here.

Comment from Bob Ellal, author of ‘By These Things Men Live’: You have the rare ability to create realities that re at tangents to our own apparent reality. You do it effortlessly, yet with great precision. The parallel worlds you create are entirely believable and much more fun. I have to tell you, you have both great storytelling ability and a facility with English that I admire to the point of envy. Your imagination is a catalyst; I always think of new ideas to pursue while reading your works. It brings out the thief in me!

Comment from Sue Edwards, author of ‘A Boy Called George’: Where on earth do you lot get your imagination? This is great. I was totally engrossed.