Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money, he realised early along in the game that the best way to come by money was to place himself next to it. So he took a job as a very junior bank clerk in a very stuffy bank. It was at the bank that Christie discovered the principles of double-entry book keeping, from which he evolved his Great Idea. For every offence Christy henceforth received at the hands of a society with which he was clearly out of step, a debit must be noted; after which, society would have to be paid back appropriately, so that the paper credit would accrue to Christy`s account. Now made into a film starring Nick Moran of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels fame. Acerbic yet funny, this is a novel which, even as it provokes laughter, will alarm and disturb as well. `A most gifted writer` - Samuel Beckett. `The future of the novel depends on people like B.S. Johnson` - Anthony Burgess. `Mr. Johnson has undoubtedly written a masterpiece. ` - Auberon Waugh. `Delightful to read, highly amusing, and clever. ` - " Daily Telegraph. "