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Will Self - The Book of Dave (2nd Hand Paperback)

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The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self's dazzling sixth novel.

What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice?

What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?

Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirising and vilifying who and what we think we are.

At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Fiction - Uncategorised
  • Published : 2007 (Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780141014548
  • SKU : B000145
  • PPC : SP390gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Please note - a graphic designer somewhere got creative again, the apparent cracks all over the cover are a design feature, not actual damage.

External Reviews

'Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet' - GQ.

'Mindboggling  . . . darkly hilarious  . . .. A fascinating book' - Evening Standard.

" . . . my initial reservations soon turned to admiration, "The Book of Dave: A Novel" is excellent fun and especially good for someone like myself who spent 23 years living in London. Also makes me think of the Monty Python film "Life of Brian" were Brian is mistaken for Jesus. "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!" Highly recommended!" - Amazon Review.

The Author

William Woodard Self (born 26 September 1961) is an English author, journalist, political commentator and television personality. He has written eleven novels, five collections of shorter fiction, three novellas, and five collections of non-fiction writing.

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