Rebel without a cause, werewolf without claws, Grey travels across all regions of Oz (Australia) in a comedy-fantasy parody of the Wizard of Oz. It is not witches that hunt the protagonist for a ruby slipper, but monotheists desperate to get their hands on an emerald cork hat. There's no scarecrow, tin man and cowardly lion searching for brain, heart and courage; instead, we have Elle McPherson, Angry Anderson and Bon Scott inspired characters needing a body, mind and spirit confidence boost. Will Grey and the intrepid travellers elude their pursuers and reach their destination? This book provides amazing action and surreal comedy in poetry and prose before reaching a cohesive and thrilling ending.
Marc Latham was born in St. Helier, Jersey during 1965. He grew up in Wales, and became a big heavy rock and metal fan in his youth. Along with Kerouac's 'On The Road' and other counter-culture books, rock lyrics and magazines were a big influence on Marc's desire to write.
He hitched from home aged 21, and travelled on a shoestring to all the populated continents between 1987-94. He has since visited several countries on shorter trips.
After completing his big journeys, a desire for new challenges led Marc to university, and he graduated with a PhD in 2005.
Marc Latham has been working as a freelance writer in Leeds since graduating from university. He works out of the greenygrey.co.uk website, which has an animal welfare and environmentalism theme.
On March 20th, 2012 Marc self-published his first book on Amazon Kindle. 'Werewolf of Oz' combines wacky comedy and epic poetry to a rock music soundtrack in a two-year virtual travel across all the regions of Australia guided by Google maps and a Wizard of Oz theme.