Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) UK journalist and author whose first novel, Martin Martin's on the Other Side (2008), is a Satire so gonzo and broad that it approaches slapstick Absurdist SF in its portrayal of the vaguely Near Future Britain, where the action unpacks. The protagonist Jensen Interceptor – hired by the government to track surviving acolytes of the late television psychic Martin Martin, who threatens to return as the Messiah – accomplishes little, though he perceives something of the nightmarishness of the world. [JC]
born Epsom, Surrey
- Martin Martin's on the Other Side (London: Jonathan Cape, 2008) [pb/photographic]
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