The People's Republic of Absurdia by Ed SpencerThe People's Republic of Absurdia by Ed Spencer

The People's Republic of Absurdia

byEd Spencer

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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What if the revolution turns out to be a practical joke?

We’ll probably need another one. And you can guess how that might go…

In this genre-melding riot, Britain is in meltdown – energy shortages, non-existent public services, a deadly plague caused by rampant materialism – and Fred McVelly, womanising confidante to the drug-addled Premier, Terry Hair, is having the time of his life.

Having masterminded an election victory sold as a rescue package (but in truth an experiment in how far you can take a prank) Fred is now the quasi-leader of the People’s Republic of Britannia – an environmentally fascist nanny state in which each Citizen’s every move is regulated and recorded, plastic surgery is prescribed as medicine, and having a drink on the wrong day can mean getting banged up. Parliament and the Monarchy are long gone.

When a banned zine resurfaces, calling for revolution, Fred launches a crackdown and plans his latest ruse: a tabloid story to 'show the government winning the battle for hearts and minds’. But when he chooses heavy-drinking Pontiff for this role, his mighty kingdom threatens to crumble. Having spent time at a LifeManagement4Life Institute and exasperated by the nation’s collective idiocy, Pontiff is in no mood to play along. What he fancies, is a bit of terrorism.

In this satire-cum-black-comedy-thriller, a raft of hilarious and grotesque characters discover they are connected in ways they didn’t imagine. But all are united in one thing: the battle to stay alive.

Deadly serious and a lot of fun, fans of Orwell, Vonnegut and Phillip K. Dick will find much to enjoy here. This is the novel for our bizarre times.

Title:The People's Republic of AbsurdiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:366 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.76 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Ed SpencerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911403001

ISBN - 13:9781911403005

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"This novel is like the Monster Raving Loony Party... with ideas. If we're not careful, this will be our future" - Rosette Tokelove, Author of I've Never Been Wrong Yet"He captures the truth of the times very well" - Arthur Riotus, Well Thumbed (The Second Hand Porn Mag)"Spencer has a rare brilliance for making stuff up" - Halton Pickles, Author of My Mother Was A Vegetarian In A Tribe Of Cannibals