Beef by Mat Blackwell
Can an affair be non-physical? Is infidelity really just about meat slapping together? Or is what goes on behind the meat actually more important? ‘Beef’ is a contemporary satire about love, meat, and infidelity, set in an Australia of the incredibly-near future. It is a multi-generational tale of unseen consequences, and the pressures of leaving a legacy. But most of all, it’s the rollicking story of an awkward middle-aged sociophobe’s attempts to be a good partner and a good father and a good son, in the context of desperately trying not to have an affair with a wildly attractive psychic… a psychic who insists they are going to end up together, like it or not, because “it’s destiny”.
From one of Australia's most-awarded comedy writers, ‘Beef’ explores desire and faithfulness in a dystopian future Australia where bizarre cults thrive, where music is advertising, where psychics are out of the closet, and where meat is no longer murder.
AMAZON READER REVIEWS:
"I loved this book! It hits on all levels: compelling plot, engaging characters with depth, believable dialog, lots of great humor, even a satisfying ending." - 5 STARS
"Wow! Loved this novel! ...This was one of those books you cant help but talk about as you read it.....I've totally ruined it for my partner and friends but will insist they read it." - 5 STARS
"“Beef” made me laugh out loud. Lots of times.
This novel is also thought provoking, philosophical, warm and modern. With nuanced characters and an engaging plot set in a slightly dystopian Australia of the near future, this novel can be enjoyed on several levels, especially for its dark humour." - 5 STARS
"Bravo - a great read, funny, clever, inventive and believable. Mat paints a vision of the future both glorious and horrifying" - 5 STARS
About The Author...
"I loved this book! It hits on all levels: compelling plot, engaging characters with depth, believable dialog, lots of great humor, even a satisfying ending." - Amazon reader review, 5 stars
Mat Blackwell is a multi-award-winning writer, a visual artist, a prolific chaos-musician, and a reclusive troglodyte who veers between feeling universal oneness with all living beings, and wishing that they'd all just hurry up and die.
He has written jokes for performers as varied as Waleed Aly, Paul McDermott, Corinne Grant, Wil Anderson, Amanda Keller, and Barry Humphries. He wrote the funny bits of TV shows like THE GLASS HOUSE, THE SIDESHOW, GOOD NEWS WEEK, WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER, and ROOM 101, amongst many other things. That bit you loved? That was probably him.
He also co-created and co-wrote the hilariously grotesque sharehouse-black-comedy-meets-convict-period-drama BRUCE, starring (amongst others) Angus Sampson and Rich Davies.
When he's not cranking out the gags for TV, or penning satirical novels for discerning adults, Mat writes philosophical essays on music, art, humour, and morality. He has too many cats and not enough beard.
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