The Degenerate Opportunity is told from the point of view of the anti-hero protagonist Sebastian. He is on a mission that he believes is his destiny. Sebastian is a multi-millionaire with a dark past and a darker future. He sees the present world as dystopian and goes about changing it in his own unique way. His actions are not normal – playing with knives and swords, hanging around a council estate, and seeming to help the homeless. But he has a purpose – he is here to help the world.
The more a person reads the novel, the more addictive it gets and Sebastian draws them in. He is gay, as are the majority of characters in the book, but the story is a move away from erotica or coming out stories which seem to dominate gay literature.
Throughout the book, as the main story unfolds, this complex character narrates in his unique way on so many different topical subjects. He criticizes current twentieth century life which he feels is dictated by the government; everything from commuting, working, clothes, property, dating, immigration, homelessness, reality television, Santa Claus to society itself. Covering numerous cultural phenomena in his own unique way makes the book appealing to everyone as the thriller unfolds.
“THEY let everyone believe that money is the main motivator, the driver of life. That money makes the world go around, that if you had it all your dreams would come true, so you must work to obtain it. Be a good degenerate, go to work and pay your taxes. Then buy goods and services to keep the economy going. This lie, and the belief in it, really gets to me. The number one driver of life, more important than money, what everyone wants above all else, the engineer of the universe is—opportunity.
Societal problems would not exist if the world was fair and THEY did not exert their controls on everyone. However, THEY do, and until I stop them the world will remain disjointed and out of control.”
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Mark was born and bred in London and considers this intoxicating city his home. That is why his debut novel is set in the city. With a scientific background he then moved in to communications. He wants to write books that breaks the norm while exploring some of the darker elements of humanity, which he feels his debut novel ‘The Degenerate Opportunity’ does. To write this book he had to go to a dark place – a place that calls to him, one he will have to return to. Which means his stories are only just beginning…