Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

B.S. Johnson

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0811209547

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A disaffected young man, Christie Malry, is a simple man who learns the principles of double-entry book-keeping while taking an evening class in accountancy and working in the local bank. He begins to apply these principles to his own life, revenging himself against society in an increasingly violent manner for perceived 'debits'. Debit: the unpleasantness of the bank manager is the first on an ever-growing list; Credit: scratching the fa├žade of the office block. All accounts are settled in the most alarming way.

Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money, he realised early along in the game that the best way to come by money was to place himself next to it. So he took a job as a very junior bank clerk in a very stuffy bank. It was at the bank that Christie discovered the principles of double-entry book keeping, from which he evolved his Great Idea. For every offence Christy henceforth received at the hands of a society with which he was clearly out of step, a debit must be noted; after which, society would have to be paid back appropriately, so that the paper credit would accrue to Christy's account. Now made into a film starring Nick Moran of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels fame. Acerbic yet funny, this is a novel which, even as it provokes laughter, will alarm and disturb as well.

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Plan for the World is Collins says that at a whom with the existence . . . but my editor at of thing has been done before, and meant something, too. Certainly Rayner's better. when that is Christie first heard it he lisped !' *I believe it I ! As we all do believe at the it all age of two. One would have thought that exposed to that sort any vicious development tale-telling of lying in Christie's character could only too easily be explained. But no, for

nationally-known concern one morning From in October. school (of which I shall the comparative shelter of probably not painful transposition. Christie hard, and to find the first. What he was expected you much) it liis was a had expected to have to work menial, at did not expect was the atmosphere in which he to work, and which was created by as another. This atmosphere a result which the bank had set his fellow- they were in the habit of calling one was acrid and

modern within my time, hallowed by use from time Bridge, thought Christie, which but another structure, older, relatively of a cultured Christie reflected that since hithe or hythe was not found in any other Teutonic (as they will say) language, this Collector of Taxes must indeed be a true patriot, no mere macaronic something this is dabbler, he I ! shall have to think of man, thought really special for such a Christie, for who knows about far more than mere Debits a

with an aerosol) from neck to ankles, paying particular attention to the erogenic zones, of course. Christie then used a safety razor to shave off the foam, slowly, paying even more attention to the erogenic zones, and thus providing the Shrike with a small was lucky that way) before good going over series of minor orgasms Christie gave her a big (or into, rather) with his (she one by a subtly-nicknamed Jonathan Thomas. Oh, and by the way An expensive way : the safety razor

Duel of Dictionary Words Between Skater and Wagner; and the Revelation of the Latter' s Nickname . I shall now attempt a little dialogue between Christie and the Office Supervisor, as if it had happened. supervisor: Malry, Mr CHRISTIE: up I've asked you Malry, please. . . Or Christie, if you like. It's to you. supervisor: Who CHRISTIE: * supervisor: A form of words. Malry, I cannot say that CHRISTIE: Mr from the is interviewing who ? Friendly chat' was your

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