STOP PRESS Chronic is a hilarious work of friction from the highly original mind of legendary writer and cartoonist Chas Saunders. "Words can be butchered, bowlderised, plagiarised, pulped, abbreviated, adulterated and bifurcated. I should know as I did it all to produce Chronic, a fable of our times." Chronic is an outrageously funny novel in the tradition of Spike Milligan's Puckoon. CHARITY LAD FLEES FLYING SAUCER IN PUB BRAWL SHOCKER! Somewhere in Great Britain is a town called Zonk, a cultural wasteland populated by yobs, snobs and idiots. But behind the scenes, Zonk is a hotbed of mysterious goings-on. What is the sinister secret of Doc the tattoo artist? Who dared to challenge Arnold Plucknett's impregnable security system and scratch a rude message on his car? What is the connection between a flurry of UFO sightings and the local charity shop? What is the uneasy alliance between handsomely hypnotic Mervyn Mandrake and Reg Pratt the ex-traffic warden? READ ALL ABOUT IT! Ace reporter Lindy Linthwaite is on the case, aided by her well-meaning but utterly maladjusted team of Godfrey the snapper and Andrew the scribbler. In search of the hottest scoop, they'll discover a tangled web of intrigue and idiocy. Zonk will never be the same again. To avoid disappointment, read CHRONIC, not the blurb.