When Jonathan Doe is fired from his office job for stealing too much stationery, he becomes an entrepreneur of businesses the world has never seen. After a disastrous start at freelance taxidermy, he moves onto professional octopus teasing. Will he fail again or make his fortune? Is he really a professional or just a con artist? Desperate to succeed, his plans become more outlandish, from stealing theme park mascots at gunpoint to fighting deranged restaurant tycoons. As the enemies he makes seek revenge, both his life and business are threatened, until his world spirals into mayhem and violence. Set in the fictional city of Vestibue, England, Grand Theft Octo is a wild and hilarious ride that strikes at the heart of aspirational culture.
"Inventive, amusing and vastly original. A rollercoaster in terms of plot ups and downs and emotions. Saunders can go from the height of mirth to a dark night of the soul in one page." – Tommy Dooley, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer
"Saunders has raised the concept of anti-hero to an art." – Donna Daitchman, author
"Johnathan Doe is one of the most fascinating characters I've ever come across." – J. Cassidy, author
"A satisfying and brilliant read that is so skilfully written it will take you away from reality for a long time after you've read the last page." – AnnMarie Wyncoll, author