December 11, 2018


Jeremy Crawford has had enough of his life as a mega-wealthy banker and is prepared to give up all its privileges for the sake of freedom. The trigger of this drastic change of heart? The realization that, since childhood, he has made no choices of his own and only ever been chosen.



Couldn’t put it down

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

Someone once said, ‘nothing has any meaning other than the meaning we give it ourselves.’ And, when an event or moment comes along that disrupts our fundamental assumptions about life, the result is a search for the deeper meaning of it all.

The storyline and plot of Chosen was amazing. From beginning to end, the author holds the reader’s interest. As always, Paddy Bostock does a great job with character and story development. He’s so prolific, so inventive, so exactly what I want to read. This book starts good but ends great and this is one book I didn’t want to end. Paddy Bostock’s writing style is mesmerizing.

This was an enjoyable political fantasy story of sorts. It’s a thought-provoking and relatable tale that skillfully deals with the human necessity for freedom, happiness and contentment.  Regardless of your profession, or where you are at in life, this book may well be a potential life changer.

Our main protagonist Jeremy Crawford appears to have it all. His life as a very wealthy banker (from the outside) appears to be perfect and privileged. However, he wants to live a life that he chooses and not one that was handed down to him by others. Walking away from a financially successful life, Jeremy somehow thinks that pursuing a career in politics is the answer! Amazingly, the author skillfully resolves Jeremy’s need for freedom and independence through the world of politics. It appears that these goals are as different as chalk and cheese, until you read Chosen by Paddy Bostock.

A highly recommended read, and a well-deserved five stars from me.



Paddy Bostock was born in Liverpool and holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and History, a PGDip TESL, and a PhD in English Literature. Down the years he has been a barman, a road worker, a songwriter, an educational researcher, a translator, a book reviewer, a university lecturer and Chair of Department, and a high school mentor. He lives in London with his wife, writer Dani Cavallaro, and likes animals and bicycles.




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