Scott Spectrum, Head Script Writer, Science Fiction Channel, is being haunted by a ghost giraffe called Jim. Scott thinks he is the man who has everything - high speed internet connection, high tech armchair, alien shaped slipper, a beautiful wife called Continence ....But according to Jim, Scott's days are numbered. Jim is on a mission to save Scott from certain death by sexual repression. He hasn't touched Continence for years and she's left furiously polishing the sideboard, dreaming of black stallions. To save himself, Scott must perform every sex act in the lovemaker's lexicon. Jim Giraffe knows all about sex. He also love pizza and beer and breath that smells of tree tops. The prudish Scott is at first shocked by his perverted foul-mouthed yellow and blue saviour. But he accepts Jim's help and comes to see him as his best friend. Little does he realise that the ghost giraffe has his own agenda and that his suburdan idyll is about to be turned upside down.
Daren King was born in 1972 in Harlow, Essex. He was educated at Bath Spa University College, Bath, where he graduated in Creative Studies. Boxy an Star, his first novel, was shortlisted for the 1999 Guardian First Book Award. Jim Giraffe is his second novel.