Scorched Earth


When I was a young teenager I read a book by Edward Fenton called Scorched Earth. It was a story with attitude that brilliantly captured the anarchistic and rebellious spirit of the teenage activist.

Part of the story that sticks in my mind was when the group of friends went into MacDonalds, a much-maligned institution in their eyes, and broke a dozen raw eggs of which they then placed into some pipes under the seating. The intentions being that it would cause a very nasty smell from a totally undetectable source that would linger for days thus putting off potential diners. It was their form of expression against what they, quite justifiably viewed as yet another ethically-challenged corporate industry.

I remember first being attracted to this book because of it’s front cover which has since been changed from the original. I made a pencil sketch of the original which I have managed to root out of my treasure box and have photographed it to try and show what the original front cover looked like…

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by clare on March 11, 2006 at 7:53 am

    Isnt that John Taylor from Duran Duran?

    Reply

  2. He does look like him now you mention it but no, it’s not him.

    Reply

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