M.C Williams s writing is influenced by the widespread drug culture, socioeconomics and cultural diversity of his home city of Brighton, England His work is self described as the subgenre HowlerFicton, inspired by the popular style Gonzo Journalism, it focuses on the corruption of modern day society, fronted by mentally estranged youth protagonists Written in third persM.C Williams s writing is influenced by the widespread drug culture, socioeconomics and cultural diversity of his home city of Brighton, England His work is self described as the subgenre HowlerFicton, inspired by the popular style Gonzo Journalism, it focuses on the corruption of modern day society, fronted by mentally estranged youth protagonists Written in third person, it is a style of writing without any claims to objectivity, which draws its power from a combination of real life experience and self satire, favouring a non detached style therefore striving for a personal approach The genre s tone engages in the harsher sides of reality not limited to but including bloody violence, drug binging, mental issues and illnesses, alcoholism, rape, sexual abuse and addiction.Snippet from the Book Maybe as long as ten minutes passed ten minutes of inconsequentialities, ten minutes of vulgarity, laughter, sneering and shame during which Aggie had begun to have sex with one of the thugs, playing with him and him with her and already, Cassie s heart was pounding in her chest, her pulse was racing, her eyes fluttering and her teeth grinding Her jaw tightened as frightening surges of energy seemed to fill her entire body and suddenly, the sight of Aggie when she looked across at her, bent over on all fours with one of the thugs in her mouth, and the other taking her from behind, was all too much for her Plot Outline The shocking story of a fight for survival against the odds, by a group of youngsters cast adrift in a town that could be any one of our inner cities today Here could be your children s future, society s future OUR future if we don t change before it s too late If you re concerned at all for the future of your children, you may find it shocking, not only because of the widespread, endemic use of hard drugs which is prevalent throughout the story but it takes place in the beautiful, picturesque seaside resort of Brighton.And it is happening NOW throughout our country in almost all of our traditional market towns The book contains probably the best description of a bad trip you will ever read together with valuable information on the destructive effects of modern drugs, written by someone who has experienced them personally On another level, it is a terrific adventure story a bunch of no hope drug addicts up against the kind of thugs and hoodlums that already haunt most of our inner cities and through a combination of street wise intelligence, improvisation and effective use of whatever resources they can find at their disposal, winning all the odds But at what price Another Snippet Because, Duke loved his hard, shiny loved one far than he loved any living person It caressed rather than cut, was razor sharp as any loved one should always be if she is to help you like she should The reason for this thinking was simply that he had always believed a loving relationship should never be based on mere feelings of endearment such a philosophy was misleading Instead, love must be compounded of a total belief in your partner and in having implicit trust that such belief will invariably bring with it, the direct assistance that one all too often needs through life And in the awful, debilitating environment into which Duke had been pitched, not out of choice, and which he had come to recognise only reluctantly he had come to recognise his knife for what it had become the only assistance he could rely on implicitly every time Hence, he had also come to call her, his One True Love his partner, his lover and a constant companion who also provided him with relief in other ways than just defending him when he was threatened Charity 15% of royalties are donated to The Sussex Bat Group The Sussex Bat Group was formed in 1984 to help conserve bats in East and West Sussex The Group is a registered charity made up of volunteers who share a passion for bats We are affiliated with the Bat Conservation Trust.
Sket City In Your Dreams with a Six Legged Carcass M C Williams s writing is influenced by the widespread drug culture socioeconomics and cultural diversity of his home city of Brighton England His work is self described as the subgenre HowlerFicton
A wonderful wild ride that gives power to the outsider, continuing the legacy of such writers as Hunter S Thompson, Kerouac, Kesey, Burroughs et al At times bizarre and disgusting, but never without heart, Sket City is an inimitable work, surely based on real life events and things that may well be happening in the real life city upon which it is based The novel requires us to ask the same question Delany raised with Dhalgren We live in your city what about us What consideration have you given u [...]
Set in a future where base instincts rule and Brighton has hit some pretty serious skids, a group of reprobate ruffian renegades become victims of circumstance, the inevitable consequence of living in Sket City The place has gone to the dogs, or correctly the rats, scheming heavies and power crazed pumped up weirdos out to shape the city for their own ends, manipulate and destroy for fun, making the streets a confrontation zone, where keeping your head down means nothing, and any act driven by [...]
The highlight of this book is both the characters and their totally fucked reality The bleakest of surroundings and the undoubtedly self destructive behaviors of the characters are graphically displayed Yet, there is a loyalty and an endearing nature lying within most members of this crew of teenagers Before long you are one of them, rooting for them and their plight to change their future The sense of adventure is strong throughout and adds a lot to the experience of reading the book I also rea [...]
I ve read a few books from the bizarro genre now and each time I m surprised by just how well developed and lovable the characters are and this book is no different Amongst the violence, drugs, foul language and sex is an awesome gang of friends The story is set in 2160 in Brighton, now known as Sket City, the city has had a wall built around it to stop the scum of Sket City from escaping The cast is Duke and J a couple of drugged up lovable scamps, V and Aggi a couple of super sluts, Iggy a lov [...]
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I m just going through, reading this for the second time Originally a friend suggested it to me, and as a non ficton reader the blurb didn t really grab my attention But I must admit, it s been on my mind since I finished it Firstly, I keep thinking about the characters The group of protagonists are written very naturally, you feel like you could be there, with them Their banter is fun a reflection for the real world you can t get eaten by the doom and gloom They re the kind of characters you wa [...]