Gladiator meets Brideshead Refisted in this rough-and-tumble foray into the glitzy world of London's gay porn film industry. Once again, the author reveals an acute insight into his subject - from every angle, it seems - and writes as wittily as ever, stretching the membranes of the mother tongue to encompass puns and pleasure zones few would dare explore. Based in Earls Court, Chelsea and Belgravia, with sorties to Henley-on-Thames and Cape Town, Versus shows that when two film crews go to war - one headed by glamorous fag hag Camilla Galsworthy, with enormous actor Abel Semen in tow - you have Glitzkrieg! On and offset, it's Backbite Macht Frei, as the sparks fly and fists are raised, this time in anger... and when several porn stars are put out of action by a nipple mutilator, it takes all of Detective Sergeant 'Pucker' Unsworth's versatility to collar the perpetrator. Here's a bedtime read with a difference. Get yourself a cup of cocoa or a glass of wine, a tissue or two and a copy of Versus - and enjoy! Robin Anderson was born in Scotland and educated in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He is a recognised international interior designer, having started his London-based business in the late sixties. Versus is his fourth novel. His first novel, Regina, set in the glossy, bitchy world of interior design, was a bestseller in the nineties. Two further novels, Red Snapper and Sebastian & Seline, have already been published by Athena Press. Two new novels, The Gallery and 'La Di Da Di Bloody Da!' are scheduled for publication in 2009.
Used availability for Robin Anderson's Versus
June 2009 : UK Paperback