R.S. Gompertz


About Me

I grew up in Los Angeles, a suburb of Disneyland,  under the bright lights of the sixties and the long shadow of the holocaust.  

Fans of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Terry Pratchett, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Monty Python will love my novels. 

“Life’s Big Zoo”
began in 2015 as a memoir of being a precocious, nerdy Jewish kid coming of age in the era of Vietnam and flower power. Like most memoirs, it quickly turned fictional. 

"No Roads Lead to Rome," my first novel, was a semi-finalist in the Amazon 2011 Breakthrough Novel Competition. It's historical fiction, political humor, and a wild adventure set on the fringes of the Roman Empire in A.D. 123

History repeats, again as the decline and fall continues in the sequel, "Aqueduct to Nowhere"

"The Expat's Pajamas," my Barcelona stories is available as a free e-book.