Health and Safety By Nick James

    In this wacky dystopian future, Les is just an ordinary guy, plagued by anxiety issues. Each day there seems to be one more rule to abide by and he is sent clamoring for some sort of anxiety relief - usually found in medication. But how much medication is too much? Doctors treat his anxiety with more medications, which uncover strangely hidden mental disorders and lead to side effects which wreak havoc on his life. This is the story of one unlucky man's fight to rid himself of the stigma of having a mental illness and battle his anxiety and all the problems it brings into his simple life. Health and Safety

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    Wow, I'm not sure what to really think of this book. You aren't given much information but then again you never are in short stories. In a not too distant future, people are practically given pills for everything just to make them cope in society. However it seems to me that people like Les are being made to turn these oridinary people into mindless zombies hooked on drugs.

    The book was a real eye-opener, a quick and easy read. I wasn't fussed on the ending as I felt it was rushed a bit. However I would love to read more from the author. Kindle Edition A nice commentary on the trajectory of our society that focuses too much on medicating issues rather than preparing people for the harshness of reality. Health and Safety is funny and witty, making fun of the oversensitivity and political correctness of the current day, especially among young adults. Quick and easy read and a nice attack on the pharmaceutical industry as well. Kindle Edition This short story is a quirky spoof on modern practices. In a somewhat repressive future society, you can be sued for giving a person the wrong look, and the finances of the average person are partially budgeted on how much they can win from lawsuits. Every hiccup in your attitude or health results in some diagnosis or another, and then when you're forced to take medication, the side effects come, and then you're forced to take medication for those, and it's a constant loop until you're a shameless zombie pawn, and you see all of this through the eyes of maybe the one person who sees what's really happening. Overall, it's a funny, quick, eye-opening read and definitely worth checking out. I feel that more could be asked for from the conclusion. Despite that, it's still a pretty good read. Kindle Edition http://pebbleinthestillwaters.blogspo...

    Book Review: Health And Safety By Nick James
    Nick James is known for short crisp and interesting books. This is his latest release titled as Health And Safety rightly saying - 'It starts with one little pill...'. Les is the central character of this 44 pages book available on Amazon for $2.99 in its digital version.

    Health And Safety is a satirical short story on stressful life of a common man that passes through normal daily routine. Les (Lester Baker) is a normal office goer in a publishing company of repute assigned tasks for writing movie reviews. He is shown as suffering from anxiety and that becomes his weak point in getting targeted for trial of a new medicines launched for doing away with stress in life. In a sarcastic and satirical manner James displays how small instances in life can become a spoil.

    The whole society, doctor community, office mates and even family members misunderstand him and his innocence. Overall this is a lovely and crisp read. The situation becomes so worse finally that Les surrenders losing all his hopes. Les is living in a society where filing lawsuits is a normal day to day activity. A funny situation is where he is walking down the road and a man stops him and hands over a notice for looking at a shopkeeper while crossing his shop, a while ago, in such a manner, that the shopkeeper has found it too insulting. Finally a stage comes when Les comes to know on his own that whatever pains he is passing through is all due to various components of this society intentionally causing it for him. Kindle Edition This is a short read but funny and so true to life! I really enjoyed this book because it could be any one of us. I'd love to read more by this author! :) Kindle Edition