How To Kill Your Dad: a novel

A hyperactive Scottish mis-fable.

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Self-help meets self-hell. A mind that doesn’t know right from wrong is accidentally programmed for total success.

An ultra-tragedy that straps you inside the collapsing head of trauma-teen, Maxi h8r Muir, as he overdoses on a motivational CD stolen from his social worker’s car. A life not worth living is increasingly hypnotised and trapped inside the worst number-one goal in the universe. But why is the universe threatened by an 8-gear God-car, a bypass that won’t behave, and a spine?

What beta readers are saying about this contemporary novel set in Scotland:

    • ‘Overwhelming.’
    • ‘Brain****!’
    • ‘Super-vivid and transportative.’
    • ‘Turned the pages so feverishly my fingers needed a plaster.’
    • ‘Coen-esque craziness,’
    • ‘Ultra-sharp sound of self-help bubble burst on the thistle of self-hate.’
    • ‘…tragi-comic rock’n’roll snapshot of psychiatry’s unspoken disasters and the goal-greed of the guru’s relentless need to succeed.’
    • ‘The rhythm of the prose is a stunning life-jacket for the sinking brutality and tragedy of the story.’
    • ‘Relentless rudeness to be read aloud!’
    • ‘For everyone locked inside a family. An un-decorated exhibition of the torments only a family can create. A hallucinatory battle of nature versus nurture.’
  • ‘Can’t get the c*** out of my head.’

An epic quest for a father (dis)figure that starts with a kick in the ****s in a local pub and grows to infect the entire universe.

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