Monday, September 26, 2011

Book Spotlight: Just A Few Seconds by Nemo James

Derek dreamt of becoming a professional musician from the first time he picked up a guitar following a talent content disaster. Thought of by his friends as being the person most likely to make the big time he turned professional but was continually side tracked by the need to earn a living from music.

His journey takes him all over the world from private gigs for the rich and famous to the roughest pubs. Starting in the late sixties when heavy rock was born, through to the 1980’s and 90’s when discos and electronics decimated live music dance halls.

Just a Few Seconds is an amusing and heartrending story of perseverance showing how the road to success can lead us down the strangest of paths.

Read the reviews!

"I am not an avid reader of autobiographies but every now and again there is one that comes along and takes you by surprise, one that you don’t expect to be as good a read as it is. One such book is Just A Few Seconds. Thoroughly recommended and a pleasure to read."

Anthony Lund, Allbooks Review

"A riveting read. A tantalizing cocktail of pathos, drama, suspense, philosophy and humour."

Barrie Tracey – Received Lifetime Achievement Award for services to journalism from NAPA 2009

"He is an engaging story teller, and his writing skillfully blends humor and pathos. I Loved the book."

Joseph Yurt,

"I was entertained from the very first page up to the last sentence. I truly enjoyed this book."

Valentina, Carabosse’s Library

"I just finished reading your book and I must tell you how much I have enjoyed it to the point that I felt sorry I was done with it. I really love your sense of humor."

Guillermo Bettocchi PHD – United Nations High Commissioner

“His writing is intelligent, reflecting a deep desire to express his experiences. And his ability to bring to life the daily living of a struggling musician is utterly captivating.”

Norm Goldman –

"Captivating. Written with an ironic and witty sense of humor. highly recommend."

Douglas R. Cobb –

"Nemo James’ memoir will captivate and push you to see past the struggles in your own life, and find faith in the “creative lake,” inside you."

Blue Bell Books


Born and based in England, Nemo James worked as a professional musician and singer/songwriter for more than 30 years. He now lives in Croatia with his wife Federika and their cat Jutko who is becoming intolerable following his rise to fame on Youtube.

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