What if the end of the world is the best thing that’s never happened?
In the central Scottish town of Dundule, residents of the Busy Bee Flats – Donna and her eight-year old daughter, dour ex-miner Douglas, big Giorgio the chip shop fryer, young druggies Tam and Mac – struggle like everyone else.
Then the lights go out.
Winter, and it’s a global blackout.
Now’s the choice. Go wild and raid the streets, or come together and build something new in the ruins of the old.
But there’s no paradise yet. Botched deals, armed survivalists and dwindling resources threaten to destroy progress. And the occasional screech of a fighter jet reminds them that nuclear oblivion still looms…
Disnaeland mixes tenderness with broad comedy during the end times. Shifting from the deeply personal to the visionary, D.D. Johnston brings us an extraordinary and prophetic novel.
Some Blogger Reaction
‘A brilliant exciting roller coaster ride… the best dystopia I have ever read.’ @ladyreading365
‘Refreshingly original… thought provoking… surprisingly uplifting. I laughed, I cried… and I enjoyed the ride.’ @librarylove2781
‘What a read! Heart-breaking but heart-warming, morbid but hopeful.’ @herandherbooks
‘It took me exactly one chapter to be obsessed with this book… quirky, morbid, uplifting and hilarious.’ @mybloodybookstsagram
‘Laugh out loud funny with great characters.’ @candygirl73reads
‘Memorable characters and an interesting set up… one of my top dystopian books.’ @whatyoutolkienabout
‘The novel’s radical premise is elevated by vividly drawn characters and its compassionate and hilarious storytelling.’ @reecetagram
‘Disnaeland is as witty and warm as it is dark and dingy.’ @swordinthesloan
‘Sharp-witted humour and a writing style that reminded me of Christopher Brookmyre, I was engrossed in this distinct wee novel.’ @pap3rcut__