Wannabe Cured is a topical, humorous adventure set in a time when society has deemed celebrity and the wannabe culture to be objectionable, and pure science and reading are considered to be the only civilised pastimes. But underground among the secret voyeur clubs, the wannabes are planning their comeback. More
Set in London in 2030. The world has rebelled against the wannabe culture, after they permeated the workings of every government in the land.
The world has now outlawed the reality TV programs that poisoned the minds of thousands of people, but deep in what used to be gangland a seedy underground of hardcore voyeurs are still secretly filming and viewing both those who wished to be filmed and those who have no idea. The voyeurs have connections in high places, who give them access to as much material as they need. The most valuable source of exposure-starved victims could be found in the “asylums”, hospitals that were originally set up to treat ex-wannabe’s, preparing them for re-integration into society.
The story concerns four main characters. Carly Underwood is a 30 year-old semi-reformed wannabe who has been housed on the secure floating asylum The Star of the East, otherwise known as the Wannabe Cured, for the last two years. She has become the darling of the voyeurs in their underground clubs.
The second main character, Alistair Smythe, is a dull 27 year-old who stumbles across one of the voyeur clubs in his local bookshop. The third main character is Anna Jones, the Administrator of the Star of the East asylum. She discovers the true nature of the asylum when she falls through a one-way mirror in one of the corridors, startling the cameraman hidden behind it. The final character is Janice Clark, Alistair’s friend and confidant.
Our four characters are brought together by their accidental involvement with the voyeur clubs. The story follows them as they make new and surprising discoveries, both about the secret world around them and their own hidden talents, weaknesses and desires.
Along with a small community of wannabe’s who live in an abandoned area of the underground network they set out to make the rest of the world aware of what is going on in the voyeur clubs, right beneath their feet. The story culminates with a brief battle at the place where the book starts, the asylum known as Wannabe Cured.