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Tag Archives: Will Self

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,…

Junk Mail

“As a travel writer’self is out to reinvent the form… Enjoy yourself.” –Mark Costello, The New York Times Book Review

How the Dead Live

“How the Dead Live overflows with rhetorical ecstasy–arabesques of assonance and alliteration, puns peppering every paragraph, chiasmus turning clause after clause back on themselves…

Grey Area

“If Magritte had been a writer instead of a painter, his work might have looked something like the nine stories in Grey Area. ….

Great Apes

“A high-powered satirical weapon . . . with Great Apes, his most satisfying book so far, Will Self establishes himself as an alpha male…

Dorian

“The most significant way in which Self’s book differs from its predecessor is in its very freedom and frankness. . . . There’s no…

Cock and Bull

Will Self has been praised by The New York Times Book Review as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is one of…