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Rhys Hughes plumbs the depths of perversity and satire in the shockingly brilliant novel Mister Gum, which follows the adventures of the world's most notorious creative writing tutor and his friends. On his way he discovers haunted hymens, Fellatio Nelson and Canon Alberic's Photo Album. 'A desperately needed antidote to nerd-friendly space fiction and inklingoid fantasy.' ...more
154 pages
Published 2009 by Dog Horn Pub.
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Stephen Theaker
Aug 07, 2009 Stephen Theaker rated it really liked it
Mister Gum is a creative writing tutor who illustrates the rules of good writing - beginning of course with "Show, don't tell" – with a series of extended anecdotes that may or may not be from his own life. Eventually he loses his position, but his adventures in sex and language continue, including a spell working at the inflatable headquarters of Scrofula Yard with Detective Ynch Short.

This is a book drenched in gentlemanly emissions from start to finish, and if it isn't the filthiest thing I'v
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Ian Towey
Mar 08, 2014 Ian Towey rated it it was amazing
Superb. Rude, crude, surreal, deranged, funny-as-hell! Yeah, I liked it.
Andrew
Jun 04, 2014 Andrew rated it it was ok
This is probably one of the rudest books for rudeness sake that I've ever read. Unfortunately, despite desperate attempts to be funny, I found it a real struggle to plough through and considering I'm from the 70s and therefore prone to finding schoolboy humour a real chuckle that was a surprise. I'm not sure what was lacking for me; maybe it felt like a by-the-numbers-book, a filler. Whilst some of the ideas were amusingly outrageous, within the context of an outrageous book they lost their pote ...more
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A writer of Speculative Fiction who often uses fantasy and comedy to explore unusual concepts. Known for his original ideas, intricate plots, love of paradox, and entertaining wordplay.
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