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Book Title: Deep In The Bin Of Bob|
The author of the book: Craig Stone
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Date of issue: February 22nd 2014
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Amardeep Thinqir is a fourteen year old boy, and he’s keeping his thoughts to himself. He lives on a council estate in South London. He has no friends. Adults view him with mistrust. Children think he’s a weirdo. He reads books. He looks out of his bedroom window and imagines the life he wants to live that he isn’t.
We join Amardeep as he quietly stands at the foot of the tallest building he’s ever seen, with his hands over his eyes looking up with a mix of disbelief and wonderment. A rainbow coloured hot air balloon crashes into the building. The hot air balloon is something beautiful in Bermondsey: a flower growing through concrete. A girl screams from the rooftop and a big black dog falls from the sky and lands on the bonnet of an old two door car from the eighties. A little old lady needs help balancing three wheelbarrows, and something unusual is happening to the weather.
Deep decides to help the old woman, journey to the hot air balloon, save the girl, and stop off along the way to deliver some bad news to the owner of a black dog and a 1984 Ford Fiesta.
Deep in the Bin of Bob is dark, funny, philosophical and packed with original thought.
This is a story that holds a magnifying glass to the cruelty of man, and delights in pointing out the sublime in the hideous.
Craig Stone's second novel Life Knocks was shortlisted for the world respected Dundee International Book Prize.
INFORMATION ON AUTHOR CRAIG STONE
INTERVIEW WITH BBC
THE DUNDEE INTERNATIONAL BOOK PRIZE
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Read information about the authorI left school at sixteen with a head full of rocks, a general dislike towards anyone telling me what to do and a belief none of it mattered: because one day I would write the greatest book in the world.
I moved to Spain, I worked for a little man with a missing finger called Juan, who owned the town.
I almost got killed by a freight train when I was lost in a field trying to find the Spanish airport at 2am. I was thinking, instead of being drunk and sixteen, I should really start writing some of the adventure down.
But I was sixteen, so my writing consisted of brilliant sentences scrawled on the back of beer mats I would later eat; mistaking them for dry sandwiches that never fully digested.
I came back to England and drifted into acting college, but I was fired after a year for wearing woman's underwear on stage during a life performance. The moronic, insecure and egotistical director was so angry, he frog marched me out of the grounds and hit me, sprawling me to the ground.
I was drunk and sixteen and weighed nine stone - he was in his forties, sober, and built like an elephant stuck in the doors of a kebab house.
I ended up working in a pub at eighteen: a creepy regular with duck-taped glasses who sold newspapers and still lived with his mum, confessed one night to killing his only friend.
That pub was a city pub, and the guys who drank in the pub worked for the bank over the road. I got to know them, and I was asked if I wanted a career change.
I still wanted to be a writer, I was a writer, but I had never written anything.
I said yes, and ended up working for COUTTS bank. I became so bored; I opened up a word document on my work PC and started writing my first book called Just Bee - a story about a little bee who learns the important lesson about enjoying where you are for what it is. The irony wasn't lost on me.
Before I lost my soul, I sent an email to thousands of COUTTS staff all over the world, telling them how terrible working for a bank is. That it isn't worth it and they should leave now. I sent that email, stood up from my desk and walked out. With no idea what would come next or how I would afford my rent.
That is the start of my second book Life Knocks.
I ended up moving to Hawaii, living the dream, travelling the world and then washing back up on the shores of England homeless, broke, and unemployed.
In that time I wrote my first book as a sort of adult, a book I'm keeping to myself for now, because I plan for it to be my third book.
Back in the UK, now homeless and broke I wrote a silly picture book called How to Hide From Humans. And voila, suddenly the publishing world knew my name. I found an agent with Christopher Little in London, and I proudly sat next to Val from Headline who was going to publish my first book.
I was twenty-seven and saw my life changing - with the first book I had sent to an agent.
But life is a rusty chicken spinning on a broken church roof at times, so my agent lost his way and the contracts never signed.
So I drifted into twenty-eight in the same position I had been when I was sixteen: Lost, and with a talent nobody knew about; a talent I was starting to see as more a curse than a gift because I still hadn't penned anything worth reading.
I found a normal job, somewhere to live...and twenty-eight turned to thirty in the blink of a moment.
And that is when I had to make a decision.
I quit my job, left my flat and walked into a park with a sleeping bag and a pen. I thought that without the phone ringing, and without making coffees I would never drink for others, and the pointless excel spreadsheets, and the people sitting around being safe but living out failures - without all those things, if I just gave it all up, maybe I would make it. Maybe I would write that book that's been on my mind since school.
So I did.
It really is that easy to change your life, you just walk away from the one you are making.
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