Can Openers by Mal Jones

By Mal Jones

In his debut novel, Mal Jones increases issues concerning the means the welfare process is administered as a target-driven company, instead of as a worrying and compassionate supporting hand. This frustration is the inducement at the back of Can Openers, an extreme dystopian mystery exploring our present structures and the place they might lead us.

Every element of peoples’ lives are decided by way of a inflexible framework set down via the authoritarian Dependency division – a division that organises humans through an evidence-based technological know-how. Believing the terrible are feckless, and self-reliance might be inspired, Frederick Smyth is forthcoming the height of his career.

Currently the pinnacle of the district unit, Frederick’s targets of promoting are thwarted as a surprising and brutal homicide turns his lifestyles upside-down.

This darkly comedian novel is filled with fabulous twists that preserve the reader guessing. Set in a near-future society the place survival of the fittest is country coverage, this novel is a stark caution of the place our society should be heading.

Mal Jones lives in North West England together with his associate and cat. he's a social employee for an emergency accountability workforce and is a socialist, political activist, store steward and supporter of social paintings motion community. Having labored within the public zone for thirty years, Mal has obvious many entrance line staff doing their utmost to supply aid and compassion in very tough occasions; he's involved that the welfare price range is being run as a enterprise, the place deepest businesses make colossal gains from people who find themselves in poor health and in acute misery. Mal’s novel displays his worry of what might take place if we don't get up for the welfare nation and the place the current regulations on austerity may lead.

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I have only just been transferred here. " "All right, all right, just make it fast. " The guard passed a portable printer through the open window. The light came on and Christine placed her index finger on the plate. The print immediately got the green light. The guard, however, wasn't quite finished. " The guard looked at Carmila and Marlowe. " Carmila giggled. Marlowe sighed. " The guard nodded. " As he stepped out of the Buick, Marlowe noticed, not without some concern, that there was a long, ugly scratch across two of the door panels.

There were a number of conveniently located metal rings around the base of the couch. Apparently Elias Stavers hadn't used the sofa solely for meditation. Marlowe glanced at Carmila. She was watching intently. She licked her lips with a small, pointed tongue. Marlowe wasn't sure if she was scared or just lapsing into voyeurism. Gossamer turned to one of the spooks. " One of the spooks handed Gossamer an old-fashioned black doctor's bag. He opened it and started laying out instruments on the couch beside Christine.

Marlowe pulled the toggle out and up. A number of lights came to life on the instrument panel. The car wanted to know if it should take control. "Let the car drive, Marlowe. " Marlowe touched the autodrive. Although he hated to admit it, he knew that he'd be out of his depth at three hundred kilometers an hour. " The car not only talked. It had a George Sanders, English accent. " "How . . the hell . . " The Jensen crossed the divider strip and turned into the e-lane. If the permit hadn't been transmitting, the divider strip would have shredded the car's tires.

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