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The Doctor Bumfleece Experiment By Tom Dearden
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This black comedy, written by keyboard player Tommy Deflato, tracks the brief history of the British band The Dr Bumfleece Experiment. United together by a middle-aged Reverend, four terminally ill... More > lads create a new hybrid musical genre named Spunk. Whilst ignoring MTV, and challenging social issues within the increasing nanny state, they see the world through the eyes of the dying. reporting their findings through music, TDBE rapidly become a cultural phenomenon with the Great British public. But will it last?< Less
The Doctor Bumfleece Experiment By Tom Dearden
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This black comedy, written by keyboard player Tommy Deflato, tracks the brief history of the British band The Dr Bumfleece Experiment. United together by a middle-aged Reverend, four terminally ill... More > lads create a new hybrid musical genre named Spunk. Whilst ignoring MTV, and challenging social issues within the increasing nanny state, they see the world through the eyes of the dying. reporting their findings through music, TDBE rapidly become a cultural phenomenon with the Great British public. But will it last?< Less
The Last Touch By John Martin Somers
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A very personal quest for a perfect state of contentment. The next logical step? Suicide. A disturbed young man shuffles through life with only one thing on his mind. To end his life. But there is a... More > mission to accomplish first. This is to make his life as perfect as possible. However, it will not be easy. A bitterly unhappy childhood, where he suffers a cruel violent father, an ambivalent mother and a murderous younger sister, who may or may not be imaginary, sees him institutionalised. Life as an adult only serves to add to his problems. Unable to settle down in any of a number of jobs, he eventually falls in with a group of young people who murder strangers for fun. From this most unlikely of settings the mist gradually begins to lift as he achieves both comradeship and love from within the gang in a particularly unique way. Is that perfect state of contentment finally within his grasp? The young man narrates his own story.< Less
Pick Your Own Strawberries By John Martin Somers
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A PIONEERING FUNERAL COMPANY PUTS THE MIRTH INTO MOURNING: Unworldly middle-aged undertakers assistant Frank Eddowes is a man going nowhere. Still living at home with his mother, and possessor of a... More > substantial drink problem, Frank’s social life centres around a seedy station bar. Here he mixes with drunks, druggies and questionable young girls. Frank’s world falls apart when he is dismissed by his fusty old employer for an embarrassing drunken indiscretion at work. But in a further fit of drunken inspiration, he retaliates by setting up a rival undertakers staffed by the no-hope losers of his favourite bar. They are to offer a service totally contrary to that of accepted tradition, with popular music as a theme and complete lack of deference to the remains of the departed as the central doctrine. Could Frank be onto something which would alter the mindset of one of the last taboos forever? Can funerals ever be fun? Or have Frank and his oddball little band taken things way too far?< Less
The Last Touch By John Martin Somers
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A very personal quest for a perfect state of contentment. The next logical step? Suicide. A disturbed young man shuffles through life with only one thing on his mind. To end his life. But... More > there is a mission to accomplish first. This is to make his life as perfect as possible. However, it will not be easy. A bitterly unhappy childhood, where he suffers a cruel violent father, an ambivalent mother and a murderous younger sister, who may or may not be imaginary, sees him institutionalised. Life as an adult only serves to add to his problems. Unable to settle down in any of a number of jobs, he eventually falls in with a group of young people who murder strangers for fun. From this most unlikely of settings the mist gradually begins to lift as he achieves both comradeship and love from within the gang in a particularly unique way. Is that perfect state of contentment finally within his grasp? The young man narrates his own story.< Less
Places To Go Before You Die By Michael Lott
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'I tried to concentrate on scenery, tourism – external things. These were the things that could keep me together... Death had lost its novelty now - there were no further experiments, in that... More > regard, that I could ever imagine feeling the need to pursue.' ‘Places To Go Before You Die’ is a novel about sex, murder and sightseeing; narrated by someone with no moral boundaries. It describes his thoughts and relationships and combines the appeal of an episodic, reflective travel journal with black comedy and a strong element of suspense. It raises a few questions about masculinity and sexual relations, and about our increasingly individualistic and amoral quest for consumable, exciting experiences. Primarily, it’s supposed to be funny, a bit scary, and slightly poignant. How far would you go for experience? India? South East Asia? Australia? Japan? Or somewhere further? A place that's harder to come back from.< Less
Places To Go Before You Die By Michael Lott
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'I tried to concentrate on scenery, tourism – external things. These were the things that could keep me together... Death had lost its novelty now - there were no further experiments, in that... More > regard, that I could ever imagine feeling the need to pursue.' ‘Places To Go Before You Die’ is a novel about sex, murder and sightseeing; narrated by someone with no moral boundaries. It describes his thoughts and relationships and combines the appeal of an episodic, reflective travel journal with black comedy and a strong element of suspense. It raises a few questions about masculinity and sexual relations, and about our increasingly individualistic and amoral quest for consumable, exciting experiences. Primarily, it’s supposed to be funny, a bit scary, and slightly poignant. How far would you go for experience? India? South East Asia? Australia? Japan? Or somewhere further? A place that's harder to come back from.< Less
The Fall of Levitation By Lee Redfern
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A human heart in the hands of a patron dining in the White Nights cafe; children swinging from the trees in the grounds of a local church; a body found by the river during a torrential downpour;... More > bullets in the garden in a random game of William Tell but who can say who is buried beneath the small wooden cross? A house can only give away so many secrets, most remain left to providence. With so many stories to tell, it should be a normal day in Burningtree for local journalist Jake Boom. Only when his boat is found burning on the beach by the local police and his girlfiend Mora fails to return home from a trip to Paris, does the spotlight turn on Jake himself and his father... with Brothers waiting to knock at their front door once again. "The Fall of Levitation" tears down the walls of every story this professional flaneur has investigated. It is a story of childhood, of heartbreak, of high comedy and surreal drama. And like all good stories, it is at the end where this one must begin...< Less
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Cancelled By Popular Demand By Jeff Blake
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Lazlo Steigenberger, Robert De Niro and a zebra called Zenya all star in this memo to humanity. YOU’VE BEEN CANCELLED News just in. The sun doesn’t rise and you’ve all been living... More > your entire lives backwards. Hand in your personality and get out. You’ve all been cancelled. It’s just not working out. Sorry human. It’s over. Yours cruelly, LAZLO STEIGENBERGER • You live in a universe of nothingness. Nothing between the top of your head and infinite endlessness. Put the racket down and run home. • The sun is 300,000 times the size of your planet and it’s on fire. • The planet is blistering through ether at 108,000 k’s an hour. How fast does your car go? Get out of your car and walk away. • You’re on the edge of a massive, massive universe. • The universe is an eternal emptiness sitting somewhere between other and every. There are reasons why you are wearing those trousers. Yet none of them add up.< Less

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