Logging Off

Logging Off

From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a laugh-out-loud story about getting offline—and getting on with life.

Andy Bellows is in a right state. Plagued with insomnia, anxiety and neckache, he’s convinced there’s something seriously wrong with him. And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees. The diagnosis: Andy is in the grip of a self-destructive addiction to technology—he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone down.

Texting, tweeting, gaming and online dating—technology rules Andy’s life. His phone even monitors his bowel movements. So how will he cope when he’s forced to follow doctor’s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens?

From having to leave the flat in search of food like some kind of Neanderthal to engaging in conversations with actual people, Andy’s about to discover just how bewildering—and scary—the analogue world can be.

And when his sixty-day detox hits the headlines—making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere—Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest Uber.

Can he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life…without consulting Google even once?

Title:Logging Off
ISBN:9781799760030
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    Logging Off Reviews

  • JEN A

    This is a must read book for anyone who has found themselves spending just a little too much time on the Internet (basically all of us). The main character Andy is a normal run-of-the-mill guy who com...

  • Peter

    RebalancingIn our world of instant communications, information overload, connected devices and online communities have we become slaves to the relentless appetite of the internet? Are we addicted to d...

  • PamG

    LOGGING OFF by Nick Spalding is classified as British humor and satire. There is some humor and satire in it so that seems to fit. Andy Bellows is a freelance graphic designer that is afflicted with h...

  • Brandice

    Andy is addicted to technology, using it in some form or another for just about every aspect of his life — I was exhausted by his use of apps in the first chapter alone. After a rough day, Andy expe...

  • Amanda

    Andrew is obsessed with Facebook, Twitter and is constantly looking at his phone and playing computer games. He visits his doctor regarding his health conditions, after googling and jumping to the con...

  • JEN A

    This is a must read book for anyone who has found themselves spending just a little too much time on the Internet (basically all of us). The main character Andy is a normal run-of-the-mill guy who com...

  • Mark

    At times hysterically funnyAt other times irritating as! Andy needs to ‘log off’ from the internet and social media and get his life in order, this all comes to a head when he goes to ‘sell his ...

  • The Cats? Mother

    This is about the fifth book I’ve read from this author, having loved my first, Dry Hard, and the rest progressively less. There’s definitely a formula - neurotic Everyman takes on a daunting chal...

  • Ian

    This entertaining little fictional story tells of the ups and downs of one man's attempt at coping with everyday life without relying on the use of modern day technology and all its trappings. No smar...

  • Melissa Borsey

    Overall this was a cute and humorous read that was also excessively wordy in parts and I found myself skimming at times. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book....