So Brexit happened, and Britain is in economic, social, and political crisis. The country, and indeed the world, now looks for guidance. Thankfully, erotica ebook master Chuck Tingle wrote about Brexit to show us the way with his latest work, Pounded By The Pound. Or to give the novella its full glorious title: Pounded By The Pound: Turned Gay By The Socioeconomic Implications of Britain Leaving the European Union.
The book chronicles the adventures of handsome 25-year-old Alex Liverbort, who wakes up the morning after Britain votes to leave the EU. When a sentient pound coin appears to him through a rip in the fabric of space-time, Alex follows it into an alternate universe where Britain has basically gone to hell. Then, I’m guessing, Alex and the pound coin do it. A lot.
Let’s get serious for a sec. The hellscape of alternate-universe Britain may be a comedy exaggeration, but it’s reflecting real fears. The pound is at its lowest in over 30 years, racist attacks have gone up by over 500 percent since the vote, and the Prime Minister has stepped down without picking a replacement, so we have no idea what is happening with the nation’s government. We who live there desperately need something to laugh about, and Tingle delivers.
Anyway, reviews for Pounded By The Pound describe Tingle as “the modern day George Orwell” and “not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need.” But who is he really?
Tingle is something of an internet mystery/hero, known for churning out gay erotica ebooks that range from the bizarre to the ultra-bizarre. He first penetrated the market (yeah, I went there) in 2014 with the dino-rotica novel My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass, and since then has become, in his own words, “the greatest author of our generation.” Other works include Unicorn Butt Cops Beach Patrol, Bigfoot Sommelier Butt Tasting, and the current affairs critique Pounded By The Gay Color-Changing Dress.
He’s also unafraid to delve into the profoundly conceptual: Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt,” Slammed in the Butthole By My Concept of Linear Time, and of course the meta-literary classic, Turned Gay By The Existential Dread That I May Actually Be A Character In A Chuck Tingle Book. Tingle’s short story Space Raptor Butt Invasion was nominated for a Hugo Award earlier this year. In addition to producing a lot of dinosaur- and abstract-concept-based erotica, he is “a prominent flavor activist,” whatever the hell that means.
As Britain unravels in the fallout from Brexit, we can hold out hope for at least one thing: the future works of Tingle. Maybe the treaties governing Britain’s relationship with the EU will come alive for some sociopolitically charged butt pounding, or maybe Britain and Europe themselves will gain sentience and totally go to town on each other. We need you, Mr. Tingle. Now more than ever.
Original by Kelly Kanayama