Liver: and Other Stories
By: Will Self (author)Paperback
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"Liver" - Booker prize nominee Will Self's extraordinary examination of lives out of control. "Magnificent, horribly funny". ("The Times"). "Brilliant. One of the most manically imaginative writers at work today". ("Financial Times"). "This is what Self does best: snap-shots of decline and high-concept satires of the "slapstick of addiction"". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "The best work of Self's I've read". ("Literary Review"). From Will Self, the Booker shortlisted author of "Umbrella" and the pre-eminent chronicler of our neuroses and our times, "Liver" is a moving, hilarious and scabrous collection of stories about egos, appetites and addictions. It will be adored by readers of Martin Amis, Irvine Welsh and David Mitchell. "Peculiar, subtle, affecting, humane ...busy with stylistic experiment, high-concept in-jokes, verbal impasto and flights of fancy. Tremendous fun". ("Guardian"). "No one can revel in the disease and decay of humanity like Self". ("Metro"). "Self is a superb stylist and the laureate of substance abuse, and these hepatic rhapsodies contain some of his most inventive writing". ("The Times").
Will Self is the author of nine novels including "Cock and Bull"; "My Idea of Fun"; "Great Apes"; "How the Dead Live"; "Dorian, an Imitation"; "The Book of Dave"; "The Butt"; "Walking to Hollywood" and "Umbrella", which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: "The Quantity Theory of Insanity"; "Grey Area"; "License to Hug"; "The Sweet Smell of Psychosis"; "Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo"; "Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys"; "Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe" and "Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes". Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including "The Undivided Self: Selected Stories"; "Junk Mail"; "Perfidious Man"; "Sore Sites"; "Feeding Frenzy"; "Psychogeography"; "Psycho Too" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker".
Will Self has earned his reputation through a body of innovative work - there's nobody quite like him writing today. He is the author of six novels, four collections of short stories, three novellas and five non-fiction works. As a journalist he has contributed to a plethora of publications over the years; he is also a regular broadcaster on television and radio. He lives in London.
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