How do you feel about your phone? Or your car? You probably don’t think about them much, except when they go wrong. But what if they go really wrong and turn bad – evil, even?
Join Terry Jones on a journey into the dark heart of machines that go wrong: meet the lift that takes people to places they don’t want to go, the vacuum cleaner that’s too powerful, the terrifying train to anywhere and Mrs Morris, a little old lady from Glasgow, who turns out to be a very resourceful heroine…
Brisk and cheerful on the outside but as dark as Roald Dahl’s finest within, Terry Jones’s collection of 13 cautionary fables will make you look at the ‘helpful’ inventions that surround you in a very different way.
Evil Machines is a charming and mischievous book suitable for Luddites of all ages or anyone who likes a bit of Pythonesque edge to their silliness.
Terry Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam, wrote many of the most famous sketches in Monty Python’s Flying Circus alongside Michael Palin, directed Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and is the author of many books including Terry Jones’s War on the War on Terror.
PUBLICATION: November 2011
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