Gridlock

Gridlock

Ben Elton

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0356197026

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


By the television comedy writer of "Black Adder" and "The Young Ones", this is an ecological disaster novel written with humour but containing an underlying seriousness. His first novel was "Stark".

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done and get outa my face, not to ring my car to say some hampster is still doing the rumba. What you doin’ you English fuck? Taking a tea-break”? On a frigging strike”? Jesus Christ, what is it with you English? You can’t make cars, you can’t kill people, how the hell d’you ever get yourselves an empire? I’ll tell you how, you got the Scots to do it for you! That’s how.’ ‘Pardonez nun, monsieur,’ said the impeccably polite French voice of the contract killer on the end of the line. ‘I am

brushes. A great, strong, noble looking man, with a fearful, savage dignity - but mad. That’s what they said. ‘Old Big Beard,’ the hotel porters said, ‘bloody mad.’ And they were right, but not mad as in insane, mad as in angry. Old Big Beard was angry as a man with no head who gets a collection of balaclava helmets for Christmas. ‘He hasn’t come!’ Big Beard roared in a voice so filled with passion that even the boiler stopped gurgling and listened. ‘Another year goes by! and still he hasn’t

enthrall as no dull railway policy ever could - it was the vision of a man stroking the model of a motorway flyover. And, suddenly, with the eyes of the world upon him, Digby threw caution to the winds and madness overtook him. ‘What are we going to do?’ he cried, breaking a silence that had lasted an eternity. ‘I shall tell you what we are going to do. We are going to build roads! We are going to build roads, roads and then more roads! We are going to build roads to tunnel under roads, roads to

them on your feet when you’re asleep. See how you like being anchored to the carpet!’ Toss picked up his hat, ‘Nice speech Debbo, happening. I appreciate the point, although, right, it’s not necessary to chuck a total mental.’ Toss was Deborah’s lodger, he had been home to his mother’s for the weekend, which was why he had not been there the previous night. Deborah had taken a lodger the moment she found her place. She knew that her compensation would take years, and money was tight. Money is

them on your feet when you’re asleep. See how you like being anchored to the carpet!’ Toss picked up his hat, ‘Nice speech Debbo, happening. I appreciate the point, although, right, it’s not necessary to chuck a total mental.’ Toss was Deborah’s lodger, he had been home to his mother’s for the weekend, which was why he had not been there the previous night. Deborah had taken a lodger the moment she found her place. She knew that her compensation would take years, and money was tight. Money is

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