Crabbit Old Buggers
John K. V. Eunson
5" x 8" • 160 pages
ISBN 9781845021088 • paperback • $8.95 •
Crabbit old buggers are not defined by gender, nationality, creed or class – to be a crabbit old bugger is a state of mind, a way of living, a reason to exist that transcends all. Crabbit Old Buggers, the book, is a guide to these determinedly dour, intolerant creatures. It takes the loveless and misbegotten buggers, pulls them from their dank holes and makes them face the dazzling light of the issues of the day – politics, technology, the arts. It helps the reader recognize the traits that define them, the different levels of crabbitness – from the mildest to the most incorrigible – and explains why a little bit of it in all of us is no bad thing.
And it proves once and for all that, for this sector of society, the future is not bright – it is just something that will have to be endured. But endure it they will and they’re going to make damn sure that we know they’re enduring it.
Because sometimes reason enough to go on living is to wish you didn’t have to.
John K.V Eunson was born south of Reykjavik in 1966. His first memory was when the Queen paid a royal visit to his home town which left him unimpressed. He moved to Edinburgh in 1984 and has stayed there ever since - not because he likes it, but because at least you know where you are. He did become excited briefly in 1987 and finds the subsequent unremitting anticlimax of life the opposite of a bowl of cherries.
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