BOTR  Books

A gallery for unconventional writing.

Open your mind to countless possibilities


BOTR hopes to entice the reader who enjoys an unpredictable read, along with authors who can identify with what we are trying to achieve.

Welcome to ‘Bland on the Run Books’. If you are visiting our site we hope that you find your curiosity stimulated. If you are an indie author we are looking to offer a gallery place to those of you who identify with our ‘Home of Quirky Fiction’ theme. It is creativity that we value here at BOTR. Irrespective of genre, we’re looking for titles that keep readers guessing. Quirky is a difficult term to define, but you know it when you see it.

If you’re a reader of fiction, we’re offering titles that stimulate, entertain and take you on adventurous journeys.
So, if you are a reader who feels that your reading experience is becoming predictable – then ‘Bland on the Run Books’ might well be your tonic. If you’re an author who identifies with what we’re trying to do, then ‘BOTR’ might well be the niche you’re looking for.

Best wishes

BOTR editorial team

There’s Nothing Like a Good Book


by: Liam McGann

A science fiction submission has to work very hard to earn the status of quirky. Liam Mcgann turns a simple original idea into a yarn that works on many different levels. Surprises galore abound for the reader in this quirky adventure about a character who finds himself in four simultaneous space/time dimensions. Read it as an adventure in its own right, or as a tale about the crises of our age.

The Bear the Dragon and the Wolf

by: Chris Flynn

The story of Arthur! It’s been done, and very well too, by several authors. How can the portrayal of such a well know historical character be in any way quirky? Chris Flynn brings the period to life with rich historical research, a dash of magic realism, a grasp of the religious schisms of the era and a wonderful portrayal of the clash between cultures in Post Roman Britain.


Colin Ashby

Well worth a read. Chris does a grand job weaving the complexity of the post-Roman British situation with a fresh take on the Arthurian myth, Very engaging yet historically accurate, practical and believable. It's the first book I've read that gives a good sense of the motivations behind the protagonists. Awaiting part 2!



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Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”