Misery Guts Book Report
The question is why somewhere so un-miserable would be called Misery Guts.
It's not named after the Morris Gleitzman YA book of the same name, Pleadin says.
There’s still a great deal of work to do before I complete, although, should Grandnanny Cosmos be lenient, I’ll be done before the end of the year.
This project has been deliberately longer and more considered than the previous two.
Deg is screen culture paranoia, anarchic politics and drug exploration written in an automatic, surrealist style. Get it directly from Urbane if you suffer any moral dilemmas by shopping on Amazon. I wrote about it briefly on VG247, explaining gaming’s role in its creation, and went to the annual Urbane author party in London that evening. There’s a Kindle version, too, but you may want to wait for the paper edition (and its physical copies of Ste’s illustrations). Sorry if you’d pre-ordered and were counting the days, but Urbane’s delayed Deg. Firstly, my publisher, Matthew, needs more time to sell-in the ideas he’s had for Deg’s launch (which we haven’t talked about publicly yet).
Keith embarks on a series of creative but ineffective schemes to shape them up, culminating in the visit of his best friend, Tracy, and her aunt.
Aunt Bev is making Tracy wretched with her obsession with dieting and cosmetic surgery.
Misery Guts was an Australian children's television series on the Nine Network Australia that first screened in 1998. They live above a fish 'n' chips shop in South London and things are tough.
Keith's parents are misery gutses and he is convinced that the only way for the family to regain its former happiness is for him to make his parents smile again.