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I may not be Roald Dahl…

I may not be Roald Dahl, J K Rowling, Darren Shan or even Derek Landy, but I am The Crazymad Writer – and proud of it!
Hello and welcome to my CRAZYMAD website, a place where I try to share with you, the reader, an impression of what it has been like, having to live through, to endure the many weird, wacky and oftentimes wonderful situations that I have found myself in during my CRAZYMAD life. I have no idea why such things happened to me – but they did. All that that I can think of, can say by way of explanation, is that we all experience CRAZYMAD things during our brief stay on earth, but most of us erase them from our consciousness, preferring to recall only the mundane day-to-day situations, that we are comfortable with, that help us to fit in and be ‘normal’.
Sadly, our collective consciousness seems to have ‘developed’ to the stage where we prefer to hear and read about celebrities and their lives of vulgar excess, rather than living our own lives in which we can follow own dreams and do almost anything we want, if we feel so inclined, that is.
I invite you to read my CRAZYMAD stories about my CRAZYMAD life. And when you have read them, I strongly urge you to look deep within yourself, and to live your own CRAZYMAD life to the full. Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the read, and know you this; each and every one of the stories about me is true!

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I am a poor writer

I am a poor writer, this is quite true,
Writing my stories for each one of you,
Tales to intrigue entertain and delight,
And I will do it until the day that I die.

If you were to ask me, why do I bother at all?
Competing against Shan Rowling and Dahl,
I would answer; I LOVE it, writing stories each day,
And if I got famous I would appreciate the pay!

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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Darren Shan



I Am not Darren Shan,

I am NOT, no, no!

I am NOT that man,

How could it be so?

He is something quite different,

From me; it’s a fact,

I am the Crazymad Writer,

Now where is my hat?

My hat

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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Darren Shan



Darren Shan

Darren Shan

Darren O’Shaughnessy; born 2 July 1972 in London, England, who commonly writes under the pen name Darren Shan, is an Irish author. Darren Shan is the main character in Shan’s The Saga of Darren Shan young-adult fiction series. He also wrote The Demonata series as well as the stand-alone books, Koyasan and The Thin Executioner. The City Book Trilogy was written for older, adult readers. He has also written The Saga of Larten Crepsley which is based on The Saga of Darren Shan. He is currently publishing a new 12 novel series “Zom-B”. The first book went on sale in September 2012, and the books are being released every three months, with the final book scheduled to see print in summer 2015.



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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Darren Shan



The Saga of Darren Shan – Cirque du Freak

The Saga of Darren Shan – Cirque du Freak

I  really enjoyed reading this book.


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