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*Read E-pub Ø Logging Off ó From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a laugh out loud story about getting offline and getting on with lifeAndy Bellows is in a right state Plagued with insomnia, anxiety and neckache, he s convinced there s something seriously wrong with him And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees The diagnosis Andy is in the grip of a self destructive addiction to technology he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone downTexting, tweeting, gaming and online dating technology rules Andy s life His phone even monitors his bowel movements So how will he cope when he s forced to follow doctor s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens From having to leave the flat in search of food like some kind of Neanderthal to engaging in conversations with actual people, Andy s about to discover just how bewildering and scary the analogue world can beAnd when his sixty day detox hits the headlines making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest UberCan he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life without consulting Google even once Overall this was a cute and humorous read that was also excessively wordy in parts and I found myself skimming at times I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. This is a must read book for anyone who has found themselves spending just a little too much time on the Internet basically all of us The main character Andy is a normal run of the mill guy who comes to realize that he s really not living a full life by being so obsessed with social media The situations that Andy finds himself in are hilarious but also thought provoking The great takeaway from this novel is balance something we all need alittle bitof in our lives RebalancingIn our world of instant communications, information overload, connected devices and online communities have we become slaves to the relentless appetite of the internet Are we addicted to data Nick Spalding has a formula for taking many of these real world and often sensitive issues and building an entertaining and thought provoking story around it In Logging Off Nick poses this particular scenario when his main protagonist, Andy Bellows, suddenly finds himself in the middle of a RebalancingIn our world of instant communications, information overload, connected devices and online communities have we become slaves to the relentless appetite of the internet Are we addicted to data Nick Spalding has a formula for taking many of these real world and often sensitive issues and building an entertaining and thought provoking story around it In Logging Off Nick poses this particular scenario when his main protagonist, Andy Bellows, suddenly finds himself in the middle of a client presentation and his body goes into a breakdown with his jaws locking, his speech slurring and his vision disturbed.When his doctor checks him he suggests that the episode may be a result of obsessive online activity and his body is not resting enough at night The doctor suggests that for two months he logs off all online social platforms and doesn t use any computer technology except that for work and only emails as a means of communication Andy meets his best friend Fergus to tell him about his new plan and seek some moral support What he gets from his friend, the editor and journalist of the local newspaper, isFergus also smiles And this ginger twat is going to help you do it Really How I m going to write a story about you for the paper No you re bloody not Yes, I bloody am No, Fergus You really bloody are notFergus wins Andy round as it also ensures Andy has an added incentive to stick to the challenge As the news circulates, an array of colourful characters are drawn into the story Andy forms an oldfashioned group of similarly concerned internet addicts who meet weekly at a local cafe Each has their own background and life story to tell, and there is always someone you can relate to One of the people Andy meets is Grace, the owner of the cafe, who has her own issues and as they both deal with everything they are facing, they develop an endearing friendship hmmm, maybe something stronger.While this is a repeatable formula from Nick Spalding and initially I felt that I could almost describe how the story would unwind, it is worth pointing out that Nick has developed a winning formula The humour throughout the narrative is extremely entertaining and engaging His main character is often hapless which helps expose many issues indramatic form Nothing is ever plain sailing as that wouldn t help with the insights that often come through yes life is difficult, there are ups and downs, but learn to address the challenges and enjoy the good moments whenever possible is what life is all about.As a daily user of Goodreads, Twitter and other social media platforms, the message coming out from this book is to Log Off, and that fills me with unease I m still a software engineer at heart and the owner of a medical software company and this is all part of my life But am I addicted Try leaving it alone and see if you have withdrawal symptoms The incentive of this book, and in life, is balance When we tend to become obsessed or addicted to any facet of our lives we lose connection with other important aspects The ultimate message is not about Logging Off Completely but Logging Off Sometimes.I will continue to read Nick Spalding for the sheer entertainment factor but credit for also making us look at ourselves with the cleverly crafted life message I would recommend this book and I would like to thankPublishing UK and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy in return for an honest review LOGGING OFF by Nick Spalding is classified as British humor and satire There is some humor and satire in it so that seems to fit Andy Bellows is a freelance graphic designer that is afflicted with headaches, neck aches, insomnia, muscle aches and gastrointestinal issues With the help of his phone and tablet, he tries to self diagnose himself, but ends up going to the doctor The doctor tells him he needs to do a digital detox for two months and gives him a pamphlet to guide him His only use LOGGING OFF by Nick Spalding is classified as British humor and satire There is some humor and satire in it so that seems to fit Andy Bellows is a freelance graphic designer that is afflicted with headaches, neck aches, insomnia, muscle aches and gastrointestinal issues With the help of his phone and tablet, he tries to self diagnose himself, but ends up going to the doctor The doctor tells him he needs to do a digital detox for two months and gives him a pamphlet to guide him His only use of technology would be the minimum amount he needs for his work How would he survive without texting, tweeting, online dating, and all of the social media that drives his days and nights How would he even find food Will it even help him Can he survive Andy is an interesting character that you can root for and sympathize with, but I would not call him a compelling character Humor and, especially satire are used throughout the novel The language was a little stronger than I like at times, but I still enjoyed some laughs The internal and external conflicts were well defined and the secondary characters had were nicely developed Themes include digital dependence, physical ailments, romance, isolation and self discovery.Overall, I liked the book It was well crafted and I would recommend it to those that read this and think it might be something they will enjoy Thanks toPublishing UK and Nick Spalding for a complimentary ARC of this novel via NetGalley and the opportunity to provide an honest review Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way.