The Cretin Gene

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Al Horowitz, ageing cartoonist and self-styled ninja, is catapulted from peaceful dotage to national notoriety when a dissident's assassin disguises himself as a benign Horowitz vegetable character, the opening gambit of a plot to cretinise the populace through customised junk food additives and media programming. Reviled in the press and hunted as a murderous agent of North Korean dictator Boh Gi Mon, Horowitz is soon on the run with his nephew 'The Kid', a reclusive arch-nerd geneticist, each seeing the other as in childlike need of his own selfless guidance. As the zombified masses rise in effigy-burning rage against Horowitz and his supposed fifth-columnist cadre, young lab colleague 'Technicia' joins the fight to save intelligent life in the UK while also juggling two male egos and her own secret of the heart.
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About the author

Brendan Ball spent his formative years as a Prisoner of Conscience in a series of variably educational institutions before leaving a famous seat of learning (for preservation of sanity) to become a Failed Seditionist and Unemployed Poet. He went into financial exile 15 years ago teaching the English language for coins and scraps of bread, but is now a recognised Warlord of Pedagogy in the Moscow area. His first novel, 'Thieves in the Night', was published in 2014, and a themed triptych of short stories, 'Savages', in 2015. A further novel, 'The Cretin Gene', a satire on nationalism, is published on 23rd June (UK "Independence Day") 2018.
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Published on
Jun 23, 2018
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Pages
220
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ISBN
9781912317653
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Language
English
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Humorous / General
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