Passage

Book Cover

BIOGRAPHICAL COMEDY CRIME DRAMA FAMILY FANTASY HISTORICAL HORROR MELODRAMA MEMOIR MYSTERY POLITICAL RELIGIOUS SATIRE SCI-FI SUSPENSE/THRILLER YOUNG ADULT WAR OTHER: LITERATURE THAT HAS MOULDED FARNOL

19th Century, 1940s & '50s, 1970s & 80s,

Clive Johnson

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Logline

A graphic novelist’s storyboard predicts that two derelicts lurk like Coloddi’s Cat and Fox in a passage he must use repeatedly. His evening class printers sprout donkey’s ears as he had when he was there age. Unlike his teachers, he finds a way for them to finish their work and go to the soccer match nearby, but he still has to reach his station through the crowd. He gets home safely, but a twist of fate awaits him in the passage in the morning.

Genre

Biographical, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical , Horror, Melodrama, Memoir, Mystery, Political, Religious, Satire, Sci-Fi, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult, War, Other: Literature that has moulded Farnol

Short Summary

During his frequent walks in a passage between two college sites, Farnol Carnaby compares the behaviour of his rebellious students with his mischief when he was their age. Like Coloddi’s wooden boy, Pinocchio, he was often misjudged. He likens his two shadowers to the cat and fox. They wait for him on his journey home.


Farnol achieves compromise with Print 2 that ensures the work is done and the boys can watch the football match at Watford stadium. He avoids the passage and walks in safety to Watford Station. The next day, he learns an old man was stabbed to death in the passage.

Setting

The Metropolitan Line between Northwood, Middlesex and Watford, Hertfordshire, UK, Watford and its environs, two Watford Colleges, In flashback: Primary school in Eastcote, Pinner, Technical College in Kilburn, Kilburn and its environs, semi-detached house in Ruislip, Middlesex referred to dismissively as Metroland by Farnol’s friend Dan, Dan’s council house in Edgeware, railway carriages on Metropolitan Line, Battersea Funfair and various places in London.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain, Internal Journey/Rebirth, Quest, Rebellion Against 'The One', Voyage and Return, Tragedy, Other\ (which one?) speculative fiction

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Twist, Philosophical Questions, Time

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Farnol Carnaby

Age: 30's

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Clumsy, Complex, Decisive, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Extraordinary Power or Abilities, Faithful, Flexible, Funny, Gracious, Heroic, Honorable, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Masculine, , Outspoken, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Secretive, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Unapologetic, Visionary.

Additional Character Details

Name: Dan Dunsterville

Age: 20's

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Confident, Crazy, Decisive, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, honorable, Leader, Manipulative, Masculine, Naive, Outspoken, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Sexy, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic.

Additional Character Details

Name: Beresford

Age: 20's

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic (thinks he is), Engaging, Faithful (thinks he is), Honorable, Manipulative, Masculine, Naive, Obedient, Outspoken, Perseverance, Religious, Sarcastic, Secretive, Selfless (thinks he is), Skillful, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Visionary.

Additional Character Details

Name: Muir Norden

Age: 30's

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Charming, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Extraordinary Power or Abilities, Faithful, Flexible, Funny, Gracious, Heroic, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Outspoken, Perseverance, Selfless, Skillful, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Visionary.

Development Pitch

Farnol Carnaby an unconventional college lecturer with a checkered boyhood, must elude the death in a passage predicted in a storyboard. Two thugs resembling Disney’s Cat and Fox lurk there. Will he be stabbed like the wooden boy he used to be?

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Nouvelle

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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