When factory worker Pinquean Smallcreep, who has slotted a certain type of slot into a certain type of pulley for many years, packs his sandwiches and sets out on a journey to investigate what it is he is producing, his discoveries become increasingly more bizarre and disturbing.
Peter Currell Brown's brilliantly surreal satire of automation and alienation is as exhilarating and unforgettable today as when it was first published.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781905177158
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Review by Eyejaybee
I was delighted to come across a copy of this little known book because in a previous incarnation I used to be rather a fan of prog rock and ... ... Oops, let me start again ... ... I was delighted to come across a copy of this little known book because I have a friend who used to like prog rock and had, as a teenager in the very early 1980s, bought a copy of Mike Rutherford's first solo album which had been inspired by, and took its title from, this novel.Sadly the book did not live up to my (or, rather, my friend's) expectations: words that leap to mind include facile, naive, stilted. In fact, the connection with the Mike Rutherford album is not merely the most, but possibly the only, interesting thing about this. To be honest, even the album sounds rather dated and stilted now, too!