Just ask Leon Blank. Not that he’d know. Seems those losing their marbles are always the last to find out.
Until recently, Leon would have argued that having a tendency to become easily sidetracked on a regular basis wasn’t that odd. And what’s so unusual about hearing a voice inside your head? Doesn’t everyone? Isn’t that just thinking? But his recent visions are not so freely dismissed; especially the angry-looking clown who’s started following him around with a baseball bat.
Time to act, Leon decides: perhaps keeping a log would shed light on the mystery. Then again, could ‘seeing-things’ just be sexual frustration? It’s been a while! If only he had a girlfriend to take his mind off stuff . . .
Prepare to enter the normally hidden world of delusions, paranoia, and ... ahem ... 'unusual interests': Voyeurism; Feederism; Shoes - that kind of thing.
"Thanks a lot, Adrian! This seriously messed with my head." — My sister.
"Absurd, zany, funny, dark, outrageous, perverse, melon-twisting, unpredictable. That enough? Nice one. Can I 'ave me fiver now, mate?" — A homeless Manc
"It's like Christopher Moore and Robert Rankin had a love child, raised it on LSD then made it write a novel." — Anonymous reviewer (No, really; we wouldn't make that up)
"What's your name? My name's Wayne. Do you like a book? I like a book. If I wrote a book, I'd call it: Billy Liar meets Donnie Darko." — Some nutter on the tram
About the Author
Adrian Baldwin is a Mancunian now living and working in Wales. Back in the Nineties, he wrote for Hale & Pace, Clive Anderson, Brian Conley, Paul McKenna, Smith & Jones and Rory Bremner. Wooo, get him.
Since then, he’s written three screenplays, one of which received generous financial backing from the Welsh Film Agency. Then along came the recession to kick the Film industry in the nuts. What a bummer!
Not to be outdone, he turned to novel writing – which had always been his real dream – and, in particular, a genre he feels is often overlooked; a genre he has always been a fan of: Dark Comedy.
Barnacle Brat is his first novel.
He is currently working on two more novels to complete what will be his ‘Let’s all Laugh at Death’ trilogy; three separate stories linked by theme.
A second trilogy: ‘Let’s all Snigger about Sex’ has been proposed as a follow-up. If it happens, it will doubtless be an orgy of filth, depravity, and far-fetched characters (perverts, most likely!) all smothered in copious amounts of distasteful black humour. If that kind of thing appeals to you, you sicko, you’re probably just the type of reader he’s looking for.
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