The Art of Stupidity : Book 1 of Trilogy, Antics of an Accident Prone Teacher
Little is known about the history of Rufus Comprehensive School, opened in the early fifties on the site of an old pig farm. An accurate but unkind observer had once been heard to say that little had changed. Both were long low buildings full of noisy, smelly creatures. It was assumed that Rufus had been a Saint, but he could have just as well been the benefactor's dog. And so starts the story of Brian Wilson a more or less inept art teacher that manages to create chaos around him whilst sailing on thinking he is just plain unlucky. The group of characters that are unfortunate to become entangled, become involved in a growing series of hilarious episodes. Despite everything you cannot but like Brian, he takes us back to an earlier time in our lives when we did not think we had responsibilities. The butt of many situations is Brian's headmaster Mr Redbone "And you were heard swearing?" responded the Headmaster. "Male menopause," replied Brian. "Good grief, what next, said Mr Redbone. "It exists you know," he said warming to a possible escape route from his dilemma. "Recent studies have shown that men try to pass it off as just stress of overwork or something. But it has all the same symptoms that effect women. Fatigue, hot flushes, severe headaches and you can add to that male aggression and sexual dysfunction." The head was by this time slumped in his chair thinking that this teacher had far too much creativity for his liking. "Stop right there Mr Wilson. I hope you are not suggesting that you should be given some time off because of male menopause? Good grief we would have half the staff off complaining of severe mood swings. And the Department of Education would have to supply all its male teachers with free patches." "That's very funny Sir." "Shut up," said the Headmaster. This book is easy to read and you will continue to turn the pages, because it never lets up with human interest. This is what reviewers have said. "An interesting book, cleverly put together and well written, brings us into the day to day life of a school with all its dramas. Down to earth, children portrayed just as they are. Different threads to the tale all brought together in a humorous way." "I read this book in two days. Comical insights into modern teaching at a rather chaotic secondary school, make this book an easy, entertaining and amusing read. Now looking forward to reading book two!" "I enjoyed this book, made me laugh on just about every page. If you like humorous fiction with characters you can relate to, this book will be worth downloading. Looking forward to the second instalment." This book is the first in a trilogy that continues the adventures of Brian Wilson and his friends and enemies. The second title is Unlikely Bonding, where the school staff goes on an adventure bonding weekend with disastrous results. The third book is called The Old Tub, Gooseberry and involves humour on the open sea. Both follow up books are available on Kindle as a download for Kindle pad, from my web site www.amusingcreativewriting.com as a downloadable PDF or from Amazon.com or Amazon.uk as a paper book. Enjoy the read.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
- 23 Feb 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About MR John Simpson Moody
John Moody was born in Sheffield, England in1948. He is the author of several fiction books as well as a guide to creative writing. John now lives in the middle of splendid isolation, in a converted Cave house in Andalucia, Spain, with and assortment of animals, his trusty guitar and his one luxury, The Internet . His latest project is a series of web sites all linked by an interest in Creativity. www.creativeamusingwriting.com