By Ray Glickman
THE rise of reality shows questioning fate and selfdetermination is at the heart of a thoughtprovoking novel launched recently at the Hobart Bookshop in Salamanca.
Author Ray Glickman, who holds masters degrees in business, applied social studies, and psychology and philosophy, chose to use Hobart as a launching pad for his fictional novel Reality.
Ray was the CEO of the City of Fremantle and has a background in psychology and social work, as well as leadership and management.
He now heads up Western Australia’s largest aged- care facility group and brought his academic and business skills to the fore in this excellent crisp novel. The chapters are snappy with tight writing.
“I chose Hobart to be the first city [ to launch the book] outside of my home state as I think the people here will relate well to the sense of maritime in the book,” Ray said.
“The book applies the techniques of reality television, which will make people reflect on modern society, their own morality and level of manipulation.
“It will appeal to a broad range of people. The characters show the vulnerability of humans and are like ordinary people we meet.”
The novel, which took seven years to complete, is hard to put down once you start reading.