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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3620 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Folium Books (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0WDH7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #945,539 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Welcome to Amazon the ulitimate digital dustbin. Home to failed writers, stagnant humourists and millions taking themselves far too seriously. Now you`ve navigated through hyperspace I`ll try being serious, maybe not. This page is about self publicity, I can`t be bothered. I don`t write literary masterpieces or blockbusters aimed at taking consciousness to the brink of divine understanding. I write because I always have and it`s an illness with no cure. Yes folks, it`s terminal.
This page neatly lays out the garbage I`ve written. You can peruse the first ten percent of any selected item. You don`t have to buy any of it and if you get your timing right it`s free. If you`re foolish enough to buy any of this nonsense please don`t put more nails in my coffin with bad reviews. Nobody forces anybody to read anything. If you feel you`re wasting your time then bugger off to E. Bay.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracey Madeley on 24 Feb. 2014
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Cyril Smug, as his name suggests, is at the top of the financial tree. His life is conducted in financial transactions - his computer, his affair with a prostitute and his son's constant request for an increase in his allowance. Even his relationship with his wife becomes a transaction "The Smugs ate breakfast as laid down in the terms of their marriage contract." For him the poor are an opportunity, a place where they can be put, "corporations would bend over backwards to get rid of their homeless...sending scroungers to his development they would dispose of their unsightly vagrants overnight." However, despite all his schemes, he appears totally ineffective and locked into the theories and calculations contained within his computer.

Cynthia is his wife, creative and artistic she spoils and panders to her son's needs. When they argue about their son's behaviour her reaction is to schedule an appointment with their marriage psychologist. A man described as having letters after his name, "Visa, Barclaycard and American Express." Alienated from her husband she seeks solace with another man. When she goes to her rendezvous she wears a red dress, which is significant as she only wears white, something her husband does not even notice, registering her as a stick of rhubarb.

Hilary, their son is perhaps the most interesting and strange of all the characters. He is obsessed with purity and perfection. He is under the illusion that he is some genetically modified genius, as demonstrated by the bar code on his bottom. The final explosive chapter makes this self delusion even more ironic. The colonic irrigation is gross, but it is meant to be and is part of his obsessive nature.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peerpoint on 1 Jan. 2014
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The first dystopia I read was Walden 2 B Skinner who is rated as an important , but unpopular behaviourist psychologist. I found it scary but too remote. Grumblebollocks is much closer to home partly because Mick Mears knows his London as well as Ian Rankin knows his Edinburgh. As a former taxi driver, he has done the Knowledge and it shows. I love the invention, ideas like the 'big tissue'. Mick Mears could survive and even flourish with his characters who could easily slip back into Dickensian London and be quite at home. This has been a much better read than most of the choices of my local book club and schools should put it on the required reading list.. There is some editing to do which school kids might enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By millers4 on 1 Dec. 2012
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this was not 'my' usual type of book But really enjoyed it ! Political in places but I think it has a good story line and characters you can relate to and love the 'flies' ! Will be looking at getting your other books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david on 5 Oct. 2014
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This book scares me for all the wrong reasons. Firstly, it isn't a book I'd normally read. It's timeless aura has webs spun that capture both flies and spiders alike? It certainly captured me. I was surprised to find myself more than engrossed in every turned page. Books of this construction have me running for cover normally. It is both ingenious and complex and in all the right places. This author writes well and is unique in thought and structuring and going that extra mile to be different. This is a one off read from a one off one of a kind author. Thanks to the free tube of accompanying superglue , this book is most unputdownable...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Arthur Grumblebollock, the hero of Mick Mears' book, has been through some tough times in life, but manages to handle whatever challenges are thrown his way with tenacity and a sense of humanity. His devotion to finding his grandson never waivers and brings an emotional impact at the book's conclusion. The characters in this book are interesting and well-developed, as is the setting. While reading this book, I felt totally immersed in the world the author had created. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys rooting for the underdog and reading about the struggles of life with a touch of humor.
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