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Christie Malry"s own double-entry

B. S. Johnson

Christie Malry"s own double-entry

by B. S. Johnson

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Published by Quartet Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction in English.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published, London , Collins, 1973.

    StatementB.S. Johnson.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(7),119p. :
    Number of Pages119
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15111144M
    ISBN 100704311828
    OCLC/WorldCa16289561

    Editions for Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback Cited by: Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry. Directed by Paul Tickell. Synopsis The author would surely turn in his grave, for while the tone of the book is comic, here this is spun into very hackneyed silk indeed and even a lugubrious sound track from that old misanthrope Luke Haines can't save it. Mir persönlich hat “Christie Malrys /5(45).

    There are maybe ten or twelve of them in the book. One of them, it turns out, was invented by the author and is meaningless (the only Google result is “used in B.S. Johnson’s Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry”); the rest appear to be perfectly cromulent. Also, several characters appear to be self-aware as inhabitants of a novel/5(9). THE MOVIE: As a movie, Christie Malry's Own Double Entry is a like a car that's driver has put the gas pedal to the floor without taking off the parking brake: its engine is constantly revving, but the vehicle never moves. For the first third of the movie, this is somewhat acceptable. That half hour serves as exposition. Christie Malry (Nick Moran, Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels) is a.

      So, for every offence society commits against him, Christie exacts recompense. 'Every Debit must have its Credit, the First Golden Rule' of the system. All accounts are to be settled, and they are - in the most alarming way. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry, the last novel to be published in B S Johnson's lifetime, is undoubtedly his funniest.5/5(1). Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry is alternately arresting and maddening, an absolutely bonkers adaptation of a cult Seventies novel charting the macabre progress of Nick Moran's colourless bank.


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Christie Malry"s own double-entry by B. S. Johnson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Christie Malrys Own Double-Entry is a unique balance sheet of a single human beings existence Christie Malry is young but he knows that money gives power so to be closer to the great amounts of money he starts working in the bank/5.

The double-entry book described by the title is quite literal and its pages show up frequently throughout the book. The novel contains some of Johnson's most spirited comic writing and is a quick read (it can be read in two or three hours) once you know the main conceit--that of Christie's entry book and the bizarre nature of his by: Although those interested in experimental British novelist B.S.

Johnson, who killed himself at the age of 40 inshould probably begin reading this enigmatic writer with his second novel Albert Angelo, Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry is an imaginative black-comic tale of a bookkeeper's effort to take revenge on society for all perceived and real slights/5(21).

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry, the last novel to be published in his lifetime, is his funniest. Christie Malry is a simple man. As a young accounts clerk at a confectionery factory in London, he learns the principles of double-entry bookkeeping.

Frustrated by the petty injustices that beset his life - particularly those caused by the 4/5(19). Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry is Johnson’s most broadly humorous book, though as readers will discover, his humor has a bite. Christie is a simple man.

Christie is a simple man. His job in a bank puts him next to but not in possession of money. Directed by Paul Tickell. With Nick Moran, Neil Stuke, Kate Ashfield, Mattia Sbragia.

A man uses the principles of double-entry bookkeeping to settle his accounts with society/10(). This is the first American edition of a short avant-garde British novel, initially published inthe same year its author committed suicide. The hero, Christie Malty, is a young accountant with a London cake manufacturer.

Christie's ""Great Idea"" is the application of rite principles of double-entry beyond bookkeeping to the world outside.

For every debit incurred against him&#;in. So, for every offence society commits against him, Christie exacts recompense.

'Every Debit must have its Credit, the First Golden Rule' of the system. All accounts are to be settled, and they are - in the most alarming way. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry, the last novel to be published in B S Johnson's lifetime, is undoubtedly his funniest/5(K).

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 discocered the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, from which he Price Range: $ - $ B.S.

Johnson's controversial novel of‘Christie Malry's own double entry’, is studied in detail in the article which follows. The book outlines the frustrations of Christie Malry, a bank clerk and subsequently, accounts clerk, in facing up to the irritations and unfairnesses of everyday life at work and at home, including the organisation of business and political life and personal Cited by: 5.

Beautifully constructed, funny and poignant, Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry is regarded as B.S. Johnson’s most humorous book.

But it is a dark, sly humour predicated on the distaste Johnson had for an oppressive post-war British society (an oppression he delineates brilliantly in The Unfortunates).Christie is, we are told, a simple man, who works in a bank alongside, but excluded from.

Although those interested in experimental British novelist B.S. Johnson, who killed himself at the age of 40 inshould probably begin reading this enigmatic writer with his second novel Albert Angelo, Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry is an imaginative black-comic tale of a bookkeeper's effort to take revenge on society for all perceived and real slights.4/5(13).

A disaffected young man, Christie Malry, is a simple man who learns the principles of double-entry book-keeping while taking an evening class in accountancy and working in the local bank.

He begins to apply these principles to his own life, revenging himself against society in an increasingly violent manner for perceived 'debits'.Brand: New Directions Publishing Corporation. Get this from a library. Christie Malry's own double-entry. [B S Johnson; John Lanchester] -- "B.S.

Johnson's funniest and most accessible novel, reissued for the first time in 25 years with a foreword by John Lanchester Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money he. Christie Malry's Own Double Entry - Original Theatrical Trailer He encounters the principles of double entry book-keeping and adapts them in.

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry is well worth reading -- both a great deal of fun and thoughtful, too. Christie epigrammatises that: "The novel should now try simply to be Funny, Brutalist, and Short".

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry qualifies, on all counts, but also on several more. A resounding success, certainly recommended. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry, the last novel to be published in his lifetime, is his funniest.

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Go Search Hello Select your address 4/5(13). The hero, Christie Malty, is a young accountant with a London cake manufacturer. Christie's ""Great Idea"" is the application of rite principles of double-entry beyond bookkeeping to the world outside.

For every debit incurred against him--in the form of flights, aggravations and insults--Christie undertakes to. Our book group choice for October is Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry by B.S. Johnson. This is regarded as B.S. Johnson’s most humorous book but it is a dark, sly humour predicated on the distaste Johnson had for an oppressive post-war British society (an oppression he .Christie Malry's own double-entry.

London, Collins, (OCoLC) Online version: Johnson, B.S. (Bryan Stanley), Christie Malry's own double-entry. London, Collins, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: B S Johnson.

However, I think he will be appreciated by readers of speculative fiction. Not only is Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry a cutting satire that is self-aware, but Johnson is deliberately pushing the boundaries of what a novel can be. It is a relatively short book – the edition I read was pages, many of them text free.