When the residents of the sleepy South American town of Mondongo first encounter Tony Hardstaff, he is in a truly pitiful state. Fortunately, a handy cache of Watney’s Red Barrel brings him back to his senses and he sites down to tell his story…
Born in Gremedate, Yorkshire, Tony set off around the world in search of fame and fortune. Nothing much went according to plan and he was forced to return home – with the Russian Mafia in hot pursuit. While he was away, Grimedale has gone to rack and ruin, and his childhood sweetheart, the lovely but somewhat unhinged Emily Earnshaw, has gone even further around the bend.
Then a lot more funny stuff happens, involving Elvis, the Virgin Mary, nuclear holocaust and an awful lot of Tequila drinking.
And that’s just for starters…
‘The jokes come thick and fast … reads like the result of a lying contest between Emily Brontë, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Graham Greene and Spike Milligan’ Mark Lamarr
Paperback, 373 pages. In excellent preloved condition.