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Bottom of the List

A novel by

Adam Bittermouth is a paranoid recluse.

But he has found a way to make a fortune.

Roebuck University.

As a seat of learning it might get bottom marks but when money-grubbing bean counters replace the professors the students become craftily manipulated cash cows.

From his opulent high-tech headquarters in a tower 500 feet above the campus, Bittermouth monitors every eccentric move of staff and students via hidden cameras ... and dreams of the day when his money-spinning institution will be free of both.

Meanwhile, far below, a seething cauldron of political corruption, monstrous egos, existential terror, corporate bullying and murder is coming to the boil.

'Bottom of the List' is a hilarious story of academic life that introduces a memorable cast of comic and grotesque characters including the scary security guards Baz and Dave; the sex-mad failed poet Damion Dimmuck; Dr Duff with his paranoid terror of sick people; Mercedes Blonk, seducer of young men and radical theorist; and psychopathic dwarf, General Spinelli, a bloodstained South American dictator who enrols (at a price) to read (but misunderstand) classic literature.

As the plot unfolds Bittermouth's plan becomes clear - will future generations be educated or programmed?

'Bottom of the List' is a brilliantly imaginative fantasy thriller that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, William Gibson and Stephen King.

'A mesmerising read.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code.

'Steve Attridge's blend of narrative, dialogue and character touches is writing of the highest quality. An extraordinary breadth of imagination.' - Neil Marr, publisher and writer.

Steve Attridge is an award-winning screen writer and novelist. His television dramas include Hawkins and The Boot Street Band.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.


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Paperback Editions

November 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Bottom of the List
Author(s): Steve Attridge
ISBN: 1-906609-28-4 / 978-1-906609-28-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: BeWrite Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Bottom of the List
Author(s): Steve Attridge
Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.
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