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Epic space

By: Martin, Ian

1783523174 / 9781783523177
Hardback
828.9202
09/03/2017
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England
24 cm 256 pages
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Epic Space is a hilarious take on contemporary culture as viewed through the twisted prism of `Martin', amoral architectural consultant with a penchant for a long lunch and powerful friends, including members of the Cabinet and HRH the Prince of Wales.

Written in weekly diary form, Martin's world is a mad and woozy version of our own: one in which Martin and his friend, the nanofuturologist Beansy, can invent Kryptogel - a new building material developed using `hard air'.

It's a world where the property wing of the Church of England builds buy-to-let almshouses while `bouncy mega-mosques' have helium-stiffened minarets.

An arts correspondent is sacked by a Sunday newspaper and replaced with his own overdressed architectural dachshund.

Soot becomes a valuable stock market commodity. A hipster skyscraper is called the Blard. And an ambitious plan is hatched to turn the North around so that it faces south.

Big questions are asked: Is Texture The New Fragrance?

Is Modern Modernism Just Post-Modernism But With A Neo-Modernistic Coat On?

How Fat is Your Faceprint? And, reassuringly, there are still plenty of boozy lunches.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), WH Humour

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