NOTHING AND EVERYWHERE by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
Genre: Comic Thriller
"Nothing and Everywhere is a comic thriller spliced through with a dash of romance. John Smith is a poverty-stricken and regrettably named young novelist searching for a publisher. The novel opens with this pithy quote from Bob Dylan's classic song All Along the Watchtower: ""No reason to get excited', the thief he kindly spoke 'There are many here among us, who feel that life is but a joke. But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate. So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late'.""
One fine day John's shabby North London house is invaded by two masked and armed gangsters wearing grotesque rock star masks: Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson. They rob him, stealing the one object in his life, which is truly important and close to him: his filthy, clapped-out and battered old PC. Why? The problem for John is that the novel he is completing is on the machine and he has no other copies of the book. He has to get it back. This is the story of his quest to reclaim his baby. Despite fear of his guru's disapproval two handguns and a load of cash fall into his hands and along the way he teams up with a motley gang of helpers. Together with the beautiful, enigmatic mathematical genius, Susie Bellavista, a Hungarian ex-RAF Regiment sergeant called Biro, and one-time political activist and fellow-failed writer, March Klossowski, John explores the power and wonder of numbers in an attempt to solve an imponderable, real life mystery. Where will this whirlwind adventure lead? "
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