Ezicash by Ian Thompson @Super_Tommo
” I could not put it down.” – Rosalind R. Whatling
The year is 2060, the month June, and it’s raining outside. So starts this tale of a time when the men and women of the United Kingdom, more specifically the residents of Stoke Hammond – a place some seven miles south of what used to be Milton Keynes – have to rise up and vanquish a posturing foe.
Set forty years after the collapse of the European Union, this story tells of a titanic struggle between Europe’s strangling, new shadow, EZICASH, a plumber called Phil Lud and his apprentice, Snot. Called out to what appears to be nothing more than a dripping tap, they are soon pulled into a conspiracy where their actions could very well change the world forever.
Banding together, a community is formed, one that could see these fair isles free, truly free, from its controlling yoke just a few watery miles away. Can they defeat EZICASH? Will another European behemoth fail? Will Britain finally succumb to a destiny plotted so many years ago? Or can a plumber put a spanner in the works…
Biography of Ian Thompson
I started writing in 2010 and soon had what I though was a viable book. It wasn’t, it was a first draft. My love is fantasy, but my first book is satire.
Even within my fantasy projects, I can’t help but make the wizard useless, the land comical; so I guess I am stuck with the humour. Sarcasm and observational comedy are now widely recognized as the foundation of every author’s platform, in my little world.
“This first paragraph of Chapter 15 in “Ezicash” by Ian Thompson sums up the gist of this quirky satire most eloquently. This political satire about a Totalistic, Utopian society where there is no need to think or take any personal responsibility in the “safer” world hits a homerun in both entertainment value and as a profound statement on current societal ills.” – L. F. Falconer