Christie Malry's Own Double-entry

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Pan Macmillan Limited, 2001 - Accountants - 180 pages
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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. `A most gifted writer` - Samuel Beckett. `The future of the novel depends on people like B.S. Johnson` - Anthony Burgess. `Mr. Johnson has undoubtedly written a masterpiece. ` - Auberon Waugh. `Delightful to read, highly amusing, and clever. ` - " Daily Telegraph. "

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Review: Christie Malry's Own Double Entry

User Review  - Kobe Bryant - Goodreads

This is one of those experimental novels, the good news is that it's a really quick read Read full review

Review: Christie Malry's Own Double Entry

User Review  - Tosh - Goodreads

A quirky book about the quiet one in an office. BS Johnson is a British cult writer who has a rather dry sense of humor (or humour) and this book is funny. It has almost a Goons sense of adventure ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

B. S. Johnson (1933-1973), an admirer of Joyce and Beckett, was a novelist whose works combine verbal inventiveness with typographical innovations. His works include Albert Angelo (1964), Trawl (1966), The Unfortunates (1969), House Mother Normal (1971) and Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry (1973).

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