"If his work doesn't make you think, I suggest getting your doctor to prescribe a course of fluoride tablets, subscribe to the Daily Mirror and vote in this year's X Factor."
- The Canary
Jake Miller has just been shot by a member of the British Counterterrorism Unit. As he lies on his bedroom floor, wondering if he’s going to bleed out, he attempts to put the last few months of his life into perspective. One minute he’s starting a high-flying job in the corporate banking sector; the next minute he’s commanding a legion of disaffected computer users known as Generation Y-bother. They know Jake only by his hacking name Spark and the videos he uploads to his Youtube account, but they’re determined to help him bring about the end of the world as we know it. The problem is not everybody’s on board his battleship…
Spark is Rupert's debut novel which takes a swipe at corporate culture and the Westminster pantomime. A thank you letter to hacktivist groups such as Anonymous; this is guerrilla fiction for the Digital Age.
Buy Signed copy here.
Amazon Kindle here.
"Books like this give me hope."
- Mike Robbins, author and climate change researcher
"This is the best book I've read in years."
- Kevin Cole, author of Days of Throbbing Gristle
Interview and book review of Spark.
Here is a review of Spark and also an interview which covers some of the things which influenced that book. Box wrote Psycho-Tropics which is a crime thriller with a humorous edge. It's the best indie debut I've read and sits in my top 10 books of all time. You should definitely check it out.
Here is an article about Spark by the lovely Riya Anne. Polcastro, author of JANE. and The Last Magdalene; both of which are fantastic.