Good Times in Dystopia
How to party through the Apocalypse.
London drowns in sewage and Europe burns. In this creative nonfiction, George F. falls in with a band of chaos punks who drink, fight and struggle for shelter when the world ends. From mass demonstrations in Paris, the rotten squats of Shoreditch, and the lawless forests of the borderlands, to carnival riots in the autonomous zones of Berlin they battle fascists, dodge arrest and wrestle with the greatest struggle of all: sobriety.
'In documenting his desperate battles against State, capital and inner demons, George has gifted us a raging response to the bleakness of our times.'
Paul Case, Dead White Anarchists
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Apocalyptic visions, battles & conditions. But for George F. and compadres this is the everyday, the normal, the daily grind, the struggle, written about with insight, humour and a passionate urgency. A savage resilience propels this blow-by-blow account of the life anarchic. Memorise this book then repeat it to friends, lovers, enemies and strangers. George’s stories of the precarious, collective struggle for survival and change are essential ingredients of a deadly serious battle. Don’t fuck about. Read it and fight. ~ Paul Hawkins, author of Place, Waste, Dissent
With ‘Good Times In Dystopia’, George F. once more proves a perfect guide into the gorgeous, grimy underground of the UK and beyond - at once a wry, detached observer and intoxicated agitator. This is writing at its most restless and urgent, a frenzied war cry guttural with booze, speed, nihilism and hope. In documenting his desperate battles against State, capital and inner demons, George has gifted us a raging response to the bleakness of our times. ~ Paul Case, Dead White Anarchists
George F is a poet of the true underground, writing from a world many wish didn’t exist. He’s that rarest thing: a writer who lives the reality they capture on the page. ~ Gary Budden
After the excellent 'Total Shambles', George F comes back with this beautifully written book. 'Good Times In Dystopia' reads like a dystopian novel, yet it is a contemporary London story: it depicts the lives of a gang of London squatters with all the messiness, joy and despair one may wish from a good novel included in the package. A must read for everyone interested in London's hidden history of squatting. If you liked Charles Bukowski, you will love George F. ~ Zofia Brom, Freedom News