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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  20 reviews
he comedy-hero of Malice in Blunderland’s life is shite.
He is inept, depressed, and in a job where the highlight of his day is a swift wank in the customers’ toilets. He has a drug problem so big that the cow-shaped cookie jar in his rank kitchen is usually full of speed and Ketamine. It’s all his ex-girlfriend’s fault.

Waking up in a boat in a car park miles from home, he...more
ebook, First, 300 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Cutting Edge Press
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Craig Wallwork
No one can say Jonny Gibbings holds back when writing prose. Here he presents a story where the reigns of conventionality have been cut to present a novel that is unique in its ability to have you doubled up with laughter, and in the next paragraph, doubled up over the toilet. Malice in Blunderland is not a conventional novel, and that's what I love about it. In many ways it defines perfectly a farce, by that I mean it aims at entertaining the reader by means of unlikely, extravagant, and improb...more
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This book is a breath of fresh air and not for the light-hearted! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. It's an absolute guilty pleasure, filled with laugh out loud moments one moment, and shocking turns the next. This book doesn't once let up - prepare a comfy chair because this book will teach you the true meaning of "unputdownable"!

The main character in this novel is one of my all-time favourite characters ever - the story and the character have both been written so well, it leaves yo...more
Jason Donnelly
if im gunna write a review of this book im gunna do it write. first tings first, some of the writing is going to bother u. thats the only distraction i had in the book. Its not written with perfect english, grammer, etc,. Okay... I can't do that anymore. :-)

The book is awesome. It reminded me a lot of Snatch for some reason, maybe because of the characters and the locale. The main character gets pretty much just thrown into traffic, figuratively speaking, and is on a mission to get his name clea...more
Greg Cummings
Like an hilarious case of the shits, Malice obliges its readers into dark and unpleasant places, clutching at their torsos. Follow the painful odyssey of the nameless, loveable anti-hero into the depths of the real dystopia behind radiant consumerism.

Malice in Blunderland a seafront funfair run by dodgy Romanians, and you're not sure at first whether or not to pay the admission for the roller coaster ride. No question it's painful following this hapless, misunderstood everyman as he struggles o...more
Tom
Jan 12, 2012 Tom rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adults who like dark - gritty humor
Recommended to Tom by: Jonny Gibbings
Shelves: top-shelf
A raw adventure from the darkest depths of comedy

Real and raw, this story isn’t for the thin-skinned or prudish sort. Malice in Blunderland is laden with adult situations and language that may offend some, but if you like your humor gritty then you will appreciate Jonny Gibbings fictional first-hand account of a life gone horribly wrong and getting worse over the span of a few days.

The Gist

The story begins with an introduction to the main character, who is teetering on the fringe after being be...more
Wesley Clarke
Oh. My. GOD!
This book is disturbing, gross and remarkably funny. I am a massive fan of transgressive works and this has to me the ultimate in the genre. A nameless anti-hero, more drugs than trainspotting, more violence then fight club and as bleak as anything by Will Self. Yet all of it knitted together in an amazingly funny way. I had to get off my train from laughing out loud so much, that I was late for work. The overt slapstick comedy cleverly hides clever plot ties that appear much later i...more
Ceri (welshy)
I loved, loved, loved this book. It's not too everyone's taste, it's rude, sickening, dark and crude in places but it's also hysterical, deep, hilarious and clever, very clever. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I didn't expect the plot to unfold like it did, an excellent story line. We never get to know the name of the main character but it won't stop you rooting for him through the book.

It does say at the beginning of the book that all typo's and grammar mistakes are deliberate,...more
Rebecca
After being surreptitiously dumped Gibbings’ protagonist life goes on an asphyxiated downward spiral, with cataclysmic results. Being blackmailed by the mafia and wanted for sex crimes isn’t even the worst of it. No, a week in the life of this loser would have James Frey running for cover. Malice in Blunderland, like many of life’s pleasures, should come with a health warning. Crossing the proverbial ‘line’ more than once, it will have you stifling laughter before guiltily glancing around to mak...more
Lorna
Utterly brilliant read. It made me laugh, cringe, snort, cry and I didn't want it to end!
Rachel

Funny as fuck. Simples.
Martin Gibbs
Vulgar

This is the definition of vulgarity, with a side of Keystone Cops-esque blundering and fumbling. Seriously, at some points I just hope the guy snuffs it and takes himself out of the gene pool; but then I get all teary-eyed and want to send him flowers. Er, no. Not that. Ever.

The grammar miscues, spelling errors, and the utter lack of a past/present tense coherence are intentional. If they weren't, this would drop to two stars just because that crap ticks me off, even in a genre (is this a...more
Jason Edwards
I’m guessing Johnny Gibbings read in a how-to-write book, or on a website someplace “try to abuse your main character as much as possible” and then he thought to himself “oh, I can do that.” And thus we have Malice in Blunderland, the story of a man riding the rails of unapologetic violence and humiliation. I’m thinking this might even be a genre of fiction. The kind of novel that would be enjoyed by those who go online to watch videos of guys wrecking on their skateboards. Part Irvine Welsh (Fi...more
Enoch-Ward Ward
I hate this book so yes read further to see why you should never ever buy this trash ever by any means.

I am my own father you motherfuckers take this Johnny Gibbon monkey shit asshole down or I will have my mullet delete this page or I might even have my greasy sister fuckup this site and make it bleed like our asshole after your wallet gets through pounding my copy of Big Fish when you visit your dying father in the mental ward and oh yeah I like Jackie Brown sucking my own balls.

The only way...more
Chris Morton
I have so many mates who would love this book. Unfortunately most of them would rather be browsing through an FHM than bothering to work their way through a novel. What we need to do is put this on the shelf next to the lad mags. Seriously, this could do for the Neanderthal man what Harry Potter did for kids.

Is it intelligent though? Of course it is. It didn’t just materialise out of nothing now, did it? This author has managed to create the perfect antidote to Chick lit, which isn’t to say that...more
Amy Marx
Disgusting, and wonderful. The misspellings and such were enough to make me put this book down numerous times. I'm glad I didn't give up on it though.
I never wanted a main character to die, just so he could stop suffering.
I'm glad I read this, and I'm glad I'm done with it.
Devon Robbins
I usually read dark, serious noir stories, and Malice in Blunderland was a breath of fresh air. It takes all the elements of the gritty stories I love and turns them upside down. Right from the get go, Gibbings slaps you in the face and makes you feel privileged to has received it. Imagine The Dude from The Big Lebowski taking a stroll through Snatch's underworld, and you'd be getting close to what Malice in Blunderland has to offer. I've yet to find anything like this and doubt I will.
Buy the t...more
Mongoose
Mighty book indeed. If you think you have a crap life, the situations that the main character finds himself in may convince you that life could be worse and you may want to remove the noose, or pop the hose off the exhaust pipe.
Not for the weak, infirm, or the aged. This may indeed induce an earlier death.
Recommended for those who lead a sheltered life. It details some practices you may wish to experience in order to broaden your horizons.
Rachel Barnes
I did enjoy this book, although parts of it annoyed me. I think I just got fustrated with the character and you knew that he was just getting himself in more and more trouble. However, this book did give me a couple of laugh out loud moments, which is quite rare for me and I think reflects something that is very well written.
Would definitely recommend people to give this book a go.
Charlie Bray
Wow, I've never read anything quite like this. Completely unique experience. Not for the faint hearted but, if you're brave enough, you will not be able to put it down. Dark comedy at its very, very best.

Go on, you know you want to.
Utkarsh
It's snatch meets Big Lebowski.
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Born to extremely violent alcoholic parents, from the age of 10 Jonny was working till 11pm peeling potatoes for chip shops to help pay the bills. Walking home by 12am, to be up at 6am, to walk for 30 minutes to catch a coach for an hour long drive to a school. In and out of care homes, and exhausted from working or beatings form parents, he was placed in a 'remedial' classes at school because the...more
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