DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Eat like royalty, drink the finest beverages known to man and party like there is no tomorrow… As there could be no tomorrow for you!” Blasts throughout the vignette advertisements for the Event held on Grandeur Island.
Mr. Writer (as they like to call him) is a prolific award-winning writer for Natters newspaper and magazine incorporated. His latest assignment… Go to Grandeur Island and attempt entry to what is being pegged as the most epic Event in all of existence; in order to write what will surely be another award-winning piece for this extravaganza.
Or so everyone thinks!
For you see... Mr. Writer actually has his own agenda and his own mission that he will be undertaking. One that falls in closely with the premise of the Event – "That the Event is only over once a death has taken place."
What is Mr. Writer up to? Who is the projected target of Mr. Writer? Why does Mr. Writer intend to kill someone?
Australian born Canadian author Michael Adziovski earned his degree in Business Information Studies form Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has experience as an IT Specialist and website developer. Devoted to travel and physical fitness, he now makes his literary debut with EVENT GRANDEUR. He also maintains a very colorful website – insights into the book’s references to Armaducci, John Le Paul, apparel, social ‘awareness,’ and the Natters that play such a significant role in the story…
Michael sails into this initial offering with a vigor that is maintained through the novel. He opens with a moment in the Natters newspaper office: “The Event is over once a death has taken place!” said John (my Editor in Chief) s he placed both his feet on his pristine mahogany desk, avoiding his many vulgar and crass memorabilia. Had to stick his legs up ridiculously high in order to do so. I glanced at my friend, donning a solid blue pinstripe suit, yellow tie, and suave brown leather shoes. The shoes that I’d gifted him on his fiftieth birthday and upped his style drastically…..’ In that brief space we gain entry into the Natters Newspaper and the reporter ‘Mr. Writer’ as well as the significance of the book’s title - the island called Grandeur - and the lilting story takes off!
Creative fiction, this, and related with a unique primary character who not only shares the bizarre ‘Event,’ but does so with italicized asides that focus the author’s humor well. The manner in which this strange and entertaining tale is written is jaunty and with a plethora of expletives, all of which suit the story well.
The author offers a fine plot summary, just enough info to entice: ‘Eat like royalty, drink the finest beverages known to man and party like there is no tomorrow… As there could be no tomorrow for you!” Blasts throughout the vignette advertisements for the Event held on Grandeur Island. Mr. Writer (as they like to call him) is a prolific award-winning writer for Natters newspaper and magazine incorporated. His latest assignment… Go to Grandeur Island and attempt entry to what is being pegged as the most epic Event in all of existence; in order to write what will surely be another award-winning piece for this extravaganza. Or so everyone thinks! For you see... Mr. Writer actually has his own agenda and his own mission that he will be undertaking. One that falls in closely with the premise of the Event – "That the Event is only over once a death has taken place." What is Mr. Writer up to? Who is the projected target of Mr. Writer? Why does Mr. Writer intend to kill someone?’
This is a fine initial offering by an author of promise. Grady Harp, January 21
Event Grandieur by Michael Adziovski is the story of a writer who is sent to an elaborate event where the only way the event ends is when someone dies. Our protagonist, Mr. Writer, is a writer who has gained some fame from his last big story all about a series of elaborate night club robberies. The new assignment that his editor John wants him to go on is to attend Event Gradieur and see what is really taking place inside. Mr, Writer has several questions of course. Is it really that elaborate of an event if it happens every weekend? Why are so many people willing to pay so much money for a chance to be able to get inside, not even a guarantee? Does the event really keey going until someone dies, or is that just an urban legend? But, others may have a couple questions for Mr. Writer as well. Like, why are you willing to go into the event if you may be the one that dies? Or, is Mr. Writer going there because he wants someone to die? I found this to be a really good story. The banter at the beginning of the story between Mr. Writer and his editor, John, really had me interested because it came across as very realistic. That is a credit to the author's writing ability. The narrative moves at a steady pace without too many slow spots, and once the mystery begins to unfold it holds the readers attention. The event itself is not what I expected when I started reading, but still had me interested throughout the entire book. Fans of mystery novels and psychological thrillers will enjoy this read.
I absolutely love mystery and action books, but my heart wasn’t expecting the emotional rollercoaster with never letting go of pace in which the author, Michael Adziovski, involved me. Only he could wave so many simultaneous feelings into one thriller. I wish I could find a word that wasn't so worn out as "awesome", “delightful” or "outstanding", but I feel that no other words can honour it enough. I really appreciated the originality of the main plot and the intrigues around the event itself. I really liked the characters and their development during the story. Mr. Writer is easily one of the best protagonists I’ve had the chance of encountering in a long time - he’s relatable, realistic, strong and intelligent enough to catch my attention. Although I must admit that the story was a bit slow in some parts, I like the potential that it has. Without any hesitation, I give this excellent book a 5-STAR recommendation!
“Event Grandeur” by Michael Adziovski is definitely one of the more imaginative books I’ve read recently! In the story, Mr. Writer is our protagonist. He is, of course, an anonymous writer, semi-famous for his breaking story about a host of nightclubs that have been robbed. With his newfound fame propelling him, Mr. Writer is assigned a plumb job of writing about Event Grandeur, a weekend event that is known as being elaborate and for the cream of the crop. People pay lots of money to get in, even without a guarantee that they’ll be allowed. The carrot is the rumor that the event doesn’t stop until someone dies, but that really can’t be true, right? It’s just seedy and tantalizing enough that it attracts a huge following, as well as an investigative group who want to get to the truth. Mr. Writer himself could be set to crack the story … or he could be the bad guy. Who knows? You have to attend the event to find out.
Michael Adziovski was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and this is his first novel. He has since left his homeland and has lived in multiple countries; now residing in Canada.
Graduating RMIT with a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, he has worked professionally as an IT Specialist and Website developer throughout his career.
He is an avid traveler, especially when it comes to places with culture, surreal scenery and animals. He is not opposed to driving or hiking for hours on end to come across serene waterfalls, mountain views, Et cetera… Or to catch a glimmer of an eagle that is flying away and even a wolf pack howling at the moon.
Heavily into fitness, bodybuilding and wrestling; he has also just taken up skiing and deep dive snorkeling.
His personal goal is to have the readers of his novel be invested in the main character, so they’ll want to visit the created https://Natters.Online website and read other writing pieces, articles, short stories, Et cetera that the main character referenced within the novel.