Christie Malry's Own Double Entry (2002)

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  • Christie Malry's Own Double Life Working


Christie Malry in his early twenties appears an ordinary if a somewhat sexually frustrated guy, who has been brought up by his embittered alcoholic mother. He loves money, and works as a clerk in a bank to get as close as he can to money. The money is there but frustratingly it is not his. In tandem with his quest for money is a more primitive quest for sex. He meets Carol, a young girl who works in a butcher's shop and Carol keeps his appetite fed in more ways than one. One day, he decides to take a correspondence course in accountancy to get yet closer to money and finally quits his job in the bank. Double-entry bookkeeping decrees that a credit "must always be balanced by an equal debit". Constantly upset by his superiors and the ignorant people around him he applies the principles of double-entry bookkeeping to settle the imagined and real slights against him, and to settle his account with society at large. All accounts must be settled in full and his acts of individual terrorism, at first trivial, escalate.

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