Corsair (Constable & Robinson)(January 2011)
Kev King has the world at his feet.
His is the world of top flight football: where brands are all, lifestyle is god, adoration is obligatory and there is nothing – and no one – that money can't buy.
And up until last season, Kev had the Premier League status to match his premier lifestyle. Now, relegated to a lowly league, forced to watch injured from the bench, and paranoid about his girlfriend's rising celebrity profile, he feels less in control of his life. And it's making him angry. Fighting his way back to the top, he leaves a trail of destruction. But can his millions and his talent keep him at the top of his game - or are his violent secrets about to rob him of everything he has?
C. M. Taylor's PREMIERSHIP PSYCHO is a compelling, hilarious and horrible insight into celebrity culture and a brilliant fictional portrayal of contemporary football.
‘Wickedly funny. The world of Premier League football has been crying out for merciless satire, and finally it arrives.’ -- Martin Kelner, Guardian columnist and BBC Five Live pundit
'As with all good satire, this dystopian vision inspires laughter and loathing in equal measure. Premier League footballers on the whole are not big readers, and in any case they might not see the joke; for the rest of us, PREMIERSHIP PSYCHO is worth a dozen of their preening memoirs.’ -- Independent on Sunday, "Book of the Week"
‘Taylor is clearly a very accomplished and witty prose stylist. PREMIERSHIP PSYCHO is deeply satirical and horribly entertaining.’ -- Mirror, "Book of the Week"
‘Magnificent. Hilarious and heinous in almost equal measure.’ -- Sport
‘Brilliant: funny, dark and a huge mickey-take on celebrity.’ -- Sun
'Crude, ridiculous but very well written, this is AMERICAN PSYCHO for the £100k-a-week footballing generation. Genius if you like pulp fiction, everything that's wrong with the game if you don't, it's brilliantly appalling and absurdly fun. But if you're a sensitive soul, look elsewhere.' -- FourFourTwo
Foreign rights have been sold in Germany.