Author(s): KNIGHT Dominic
No DJ can mix 'Celebration' into 'Come On Eileen' quite like Paul Johnson, the king of rancid retro. But while he has the musical jumper leads to get even the most dismal party started, he can't get his own life moving. Trapped in a job he despises, a perpetual failure with the ladies and living at home with his distinctly unhelpful parents, Paul's stuck in limbo while everyone around him is limbo-dancing. While he has avoided the corporate mousetrap that has ensnared his friend Nige, Paul dreams of one day playing his own music instead of John Farnham's. But it's much easier to joke about your problems with your friends than to do something about them. A romantic comedy that is equal parts bitingly cynical and naively idealistic, Disco Boy is a story for anyone who has ever hit the Pause button on their life, and found it hard to press Play again.
Dominic Knight was one of the original founders and destroyers of The Chaser newspaper, and has written for all the team's projects except the unfunny ones. Dominic's first novel, Disco Boy, was published last year to universal acclaim from his immediate family. His new novel Comrades, deals with the world of student politics, and will be out later this year if he can convince a bunch of mangy socialists and Young Liberals to lift their pesky injunctions. www.chaser.com.au