Brilliant Book Titles #189

You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys – stories by Booker-shortlisted author Will Self

‘Self at his most nihilistic and funny; you’ll laugh and flinch at the same time’ Guardian

‘Self has turned out an hilarious collection, with the requisite touch of disorientation. “Flytopia”, the story about a man who suddenly finds flies more lovable than his girlfriend, follows the Kafkaesque line Self opened with his recent novel Great Apes – man as animal … “Story for Europe”, about a two-year-old north Londoner who suddenly starts speaking business German, is comic genius’ Brenda Maddox, New Statesman

‘When Will Self wants to step outside his cultivated amoral threshold and shock us into rage, the effect can be profound … an awesome London Dungeon of a collection … Self is a massive talent’ Time Out

‘He has a powerful sense of place: the murkier streets of London … where anything can happen … And modernity is his urgent subject’ The Times

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