Book Of The Day – Small Fish Big Fish

by Ron on February 27, 2015

Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction novel by Jacob Carlisle and it’s 60% off for a limited time. Small Fish Big Fish has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $3!

“A riveting read — hooked me on the first page.” Gloria – Amazon Reviewer

Small Fish Big Fish
by Jacob Carlisle
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $1.99 save $3


The lives and loves of a group of teenage boys and girls growing up in an impoverished Scottish neighborhood in 1965 are explored in moving detail in this fast paced coming-of-age drama.

Seventeen-year-old Steven McBride is a college student struggling to find meaning in his life. He has no girlfriend, little money, and no job. Things seem pretty bleak. But when he finds ten pounds on the floor of a grocery store and meets a gorgeous girl at a dance, he thinks his luck might finally have changed.

Stephen soon finds out that luck is fickle and can vanish when you need it most. Robbed, beaten up and bullied, Stephen is forced to make a choice. Stand up for what he believes and pay the price, or run and pay an even higher price.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

A compelling read, full of events and characters which hold the readers interest up to and beyond the last page – hopefully we will meet Stephen and Archie again.


If you’re considering reading “Small Fish, Big Fish”, do it. It is a high-quality independent piece and reminds me why I started reviewing indie work in the first place.


This is a great book for a first time writer! The story kept me enthralled from beginning to end. I look forward to the next book by this author. Five stars from me!


This book was a complete surprise to me. Jacob Carlisle’s prose is well written, detailed, and pulls the reader into the story immediately. I couldn’t put it down!


There is never a dull moment to be found in this debut… just when you think you have got this one figured out and expect the plot to settle down, Carlisle twists you away in another direction, to make you cheer or to break your heart, often bringing you to the edge of your arm chair, and always leaving you wanting more.

Get Small Fish Big Fish here: Small Fish Big Fish

About The Author

Jacob Carlisle lived in Ferguslie Park, the setting for his debut novel, Small Fish Big Fish, until he was fifteen. At twenty-one he went back to study full-time at Langside College, and from there to Glasgow University, graduating Bachelor of Science.

A regular on the Scottish Folk Club circuit, Jacob played guitar and sang with his friends and cousins for pocket money. He lived in Paisley until, at the age of twenty-six, he met and married Sue, who convinced him to return with her to Australia, a move he has never regretted.

In 2011, Jacob discovered a talent for writing fiction and has published a number of short stories as well as his novel, Small Fish Big Fish. A second novel is expected to be ready for publication by April, 2015 and a follow-up to Small Fish, Big Fish is in the pipeline.

Jacob lives with his wife, in Melbourne. They have two beautiful daughters, and two seriously cheeky grandchildren.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Jacob Carlisle and ENT appreciate it.


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