Guy Portman

Biography

As far back as anyone can remember Guy has been an introverted creature, with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, and a sardonic sense of humour.

Throughout a childhood in London spent watching cold war propaganda gems such as He Man, an adolescence confined in various institutions, and a career that has encompassed stints in academic research and the sports industry, Guy has been a keen if somewhat cynical social observer.

Humour of the sardonic variety is a recurring theme in Guy’s writing. His first novel, Charles Middleworth, is an insightful tale of the unexpected. Like the author, the protagonist in Necropolis and Sepultura is a darkly humorous individual – though, unlike the author, he is a sociopath. His latest effort, Tomorrow’s World, is a satirical book of vignettes about the future.

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Books

Tomorrow's World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,490. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The future’s here and it’s great. You can live for a very long time, you can experience the dream in virtual reality, and you can even worship David Hasselhoff. But not everyone is feeling fulfilled … With the relentlessly increasing mandatory retirement age, Terrence can see no end to his life of drudgery. And then there are the compensation claim drones …
Sepultura
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,200. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A sociopath can only keep up a façade for so long. Compulsive and brimming with satirical wit, Sepultura is a caustic black comedy featuring an unforgettable sociopath. “My kind of black comedy. You’ll either love Dyson, or love to hate him” — Sandra Seymour, Author of Breed: Slayer “A satirical gem” — Reader “Sociopathic comedy at its best” — Adam Riley, Comedian
Charles Middleworth
Price: $3.07 USD. Words: 76,340. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What happens when Adrian, an actuary, has his banal and predictable existence turned upside down by sinister forces that he can neither understand nor control? How will he react to a revelation that leaves his life in turmoil? Will he surrender or strive for redemption in an altered world, where rationality, scientific logic and algorithms no longer provide the answers?
Symbiosis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Identical twins Talulah and Taliah have never been apart. Viewed as curiosities by children and adults alike, they coexist in an insular world with their own secret language. But being identical doesn’t necessarily mean being equal… Soon a series of momentous events will send Talulah and Taliah spiralling out of control, setting them on a collision course with...
Necropolis
Price: $3.39 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: British English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
What is a sociopath to do? Dyson Devereux’s life appears to be on track. He has a way with the ladies, impeccable good taste, and as the recently promoted head of Burials and Cemeteries at Newton Borough Council, a job that demands respect. But Dyson is becoming annoyed with his drug-addled girlfriend’s decline, fed up with his banal work colleagues, and incensed by Newton New Cemetery’s ...

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