The purpose of this website is to promote Mouseman - a dark comedy set in the early 70s and written in a slightly strange style. It’s difficult to describe the book, but here's what some of its readers have said:

Oddly gripping in a slightly perverse and voyeuristic sort of way… you can't help laughing even though you know you shouldn't. You feel a bit grubby after but can't seem to help yourself turning the pages.

Jo Nurse

Written with a really tight efficient style… sharp wit and humour.

Judy Kendall

I… loved it. I was saddened at the end and felt a bit bereft as I enjoyed the character so much.

Paulene Smith

The narrative is superbly and vividly written… Mouseman offered me something positively different to my usual read.

Ruth Partridge

(The) style… is very crisp, pert, sparky, edgy… I love the main character and his voice.

Tony Hobbs

Mouseman combines all the things I love most - dark comedy, deeply dysfunctional characters and the disturbing story of a man’s life unravelling. It stayed with me for a long time.

Megan Price

A witty and unusual tale. Very well written and hard to put down.

Harriet Dyer

If Dostoevsky had written a Carry On script, it might look something like this.

Jon Smallwood

He's like a pressure-cooker coming up to boil - I found myself watching him with a mix of sympathetic amusement… and wary unease…


If that sounds like your cup of tea, you can find out more on the Mouseman page.


Elsewhere on this site you will find my comprehensive notes on each chapter, including background information, fact-checking and explanations of various references. There is also a glossary of 1970s slang, a playlist of the music featured in the book and an exclusive offer for newsletter subscribers.


As you will already have noticed, this site is not curated by the author, but by myself - his old friend and collaborator, Jon Smallwood. If you’d like to know how this came about, please read the prologue to my notes.


There's really not much more I can tell you, except that, Mouseman is available as either an ebook or a paperback. I hope you find it entertaining.

Jon Smallwood

Jon Smallwood