Tag Archives: Will Self

The Book of Dave

Available from Grove for the first time, Will Self’s much-celebrated novel, dubbed by Sam Lipsyte “his satiric masterpiece . . . gripping, funny, and…

Phone

“Will Self’s brilliant new novel is an epic anti-tweet . . . the third part of a defiant, self-consciously modernist trilogy. . . staggeringly…

Walking to Hollywood

“Self’s ultimate vision . . . is described in dazzling bursts of verbal pyrotechnics. . . . The language here is as rich as…

Umbrella

A history of the entire twentieth-century’s technological searchlight refracted through the dark glass of a long-term mental institution.

Shark

Following the Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, Shark is a mind-bending novel of the intersection of pathology and war, set in the 1970s but pivoting around the…

My Idea of Fun

“For intelligence and ambition . . . inventive comedy, heartbreak and levity . . . Will Self belongs in the company of Nabokov, Pynchon,…