Scott Spectrum, Head Script Writer, Science Fiction Channel, is being haunted by a ghost giraffe called Jim. Scott thinks he is the man who has everything - high speed internet connection, high-tech armchair, alien-shaped slippers, a beautiful wife called Continence- But according to Jim, Scott's days are numbered. Jim is on a mission to save Scott from certain death by sexual repression. He hasn't touched Continence for years and she's left furiously polishing the sideboards, dreaming of black stallions. To save himself, Scott must perform every sex act in the lovemaker's lexicon.

Jim Giraffe knows a lot about sex. He also loves pizza and beer and has breath that smells of tree tops. The prudish Scott is at first shocked by this perverted, foul-mouthed yellow and blue saviour. But he accepts Jim's help and comes to see him as his best friend. Little does he realise that the ghost giraffe has his own agenda and that his suburban idyll is about to be turned upside down.

Jim Giraffe is highly original, linguistically ingenious and very funny.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Jim Giraffe is a work from the uppermost echelon of imagination, a twisting, supercharged affront to the mundane." - D B C Pierre


Used availability for Daren King's Jim Giraffe

Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jim Giraffe
Author(s): Daren King
ISBN: 0-09-944516-6 / 978-0-09-944516-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jim Giraffe
Author(s): Daren King
ISBN: 0-385-66134-7 / 978-0-385-66134-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jim Giraffe
Author(s): Daren King
ISBN: 0-224-06958-6 / 978-0-224-06958-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jim Giraffe
Author(s): Daren King
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon CA