Jim Younger High John The Conqueror

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High John The Conqueror

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Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2007 Pages: 320 in Publisher by: Vintage This is a dark comedy. Written at the Devil's dictation. Welcome to London! Not quite the London we know. The King of England has converted to Roman Catholicism. Along with his sons. and has abdicated in favour of his other. now known as Andy One. Sickened by years of corrupt and incompetent presidents. the United States has petitioned Andy One to resume sovereignty over America. In England. the government of Christian Coalition Socialists has been ousted in a coup d'etat. The survivors have gone underground. led by High John the Conqueror. chief of the Flagellants. a squad of paramilitary sadomasochists. To escape arrest and execution. High John (real name Organ McWhinny) fakes his own death and disappears. so successfully that his son Lingus. a boy in his mid-teens. believes him to be dead. Motherless a...

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A dark comedy, written at the Devil's dictation.

Welcome to London! Not quite the London we know. The King of England has converted to Roman Catholicism, along with his sons, and has abdicated in favour of his brother, now known as Andy One. Sickened by years of corrupt and incompetent presidents, the United States has petitioned Andy One to resume sovereignty over America. In England, the government of Christian Coalition Socialists has been ousted in a coup d'état. The survivors have gone underground, led by High John the Conqueror, chief of the Flagellants, a squad of paramilitary sadomasochists. To escape arrest and execution, High John (real name Organ McWhinny) fakes his own death and disappears, so successfully that his son Lingus, a boy in his mid-teens, believes him to be dead. Motherless and fatherless, Lingus takes to the streets.

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"So we have a fant-sci-historico-romp on our hands. And we'll need both of them because this is one juggling act of a novel....some will cover their ears but some will want to leap up to dance" (Tom Gatti The Times)

"Rambunctious, rollicking, yet lightly spun... Interestingly different... Younger writes with great vigour and playfulness. His characters are rich and vividly drawn... Energetic and undisciplined, full of dirty, chaotic life - and death" (Nicholas Royle Independent on Sunday)

"A deeply English dystopia...Each of Lingus's perceptions is lovingly worked, and so is each minor character's speaking voice. The novel succeeds because of the breadth of language it uses" (Sam Thompson Guardian)

"Full of splendid disjointed moments, in which tropes from the picturesque squalor of the historical thriller are relocated into a satiric future" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"Darkly comic" ( Daily Express)

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