‘This is the grunge version of Melrose – the characters move speedily from one bed to another in Birmingham’s share-house hell… Not recommended for landlords’, Kathy Bil, Editor, Rolling Stone
‘You’ll read it with horrified amusement and, if you’ve ever shared a flat, the occasional wince of recollection’, Terry Pratchett
From the Back Cover
‘A rat died in the living room at King Street and we didn’t know. There was at least six inches of compacted rubbish between our feet and the floor. Old Ratty must have crawled in there and died of pleasure. A visitor uncovered him while groping around for a beer.’
So you think your flatmates are from Hell? Never clean up after themselves? Sometimes forget to flush the toilet? But did they ever run up a £20,000 credit scam from home? Ever blow up a perfectly innocent milk van? Or bring a stampede of corrupt police through your door?
John Birmingham’s did. And he secretly took notes on all of them. 89 flatmates later, this is his very funny horror story.
“You’ll read it with horrified amusement and if you’ve ever shared a flat, the occasional wince of recollection.”
“This is the grunge version of Melrose – the characters move as speedily from one bed to another… Yet the props here are beanbags, bongs and unpaid bills. Not recommended for landlords.”