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Saturday, 8 March 2014

An Unscrupulous Character Writes his Own Reference


Zach Coombes 
My name is Zach. I'm a key character in The First Sense novel, and I'm not a nice guy. 

I am untrustworthy, manipulative, insincere, narcissistic, unreliable, materialistic and lazy, and certainly the most interesting character you'll ever meet.  If you’re a woman you despise me but secretly you want to date me, and if you’re a man you condemn me but you actually want to be me.

If you’re read The First Sense and you think I’m ashamed of my actions, well, you couldn't be more wrong.  I can make a maudlin plea to excuse my behaviour about all that went wrong in my life, how I had poor role models growing up and several damaging experiences, but I won't insult your intelligence. The truth is, there is no excuse for my behaviour and who I am. 

The fact is, I like me. 


If I want to, I can be a nice guy - I know how to play that game if I have to, but I have to ask you, what is so wrong about not wanting to do the right thing? 

I know most of you do the right thing because you think you have to, but secretly, you think about doing the wrong thing and you know you'd enjoy it, but you haven’t got the guts to see it through. 

You see, I hear all your deepest, darkest thoughts and believe me, some of what you think makes me a saint in comparison. Yes, I've heard everything and you know what? We are not so different.    



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