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MY IDEA OF FUN.

Self, Will.

ISBN 10: 0747515913 / ISBN 13: 9780747515913
Published by ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS. NY 1993, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. SIGNED by Will Self on the title page. Fine in dj. with the original wrap-around band.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 12523

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Title: MY IDEA OF FUN.

Publisher: ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS. NY 1993

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The story of a devilishly clever international financier/marketing wizard and his young apprentice, My Idea of Fun is both a frighteningly dark subterranean exploration of capitalism run rampant and a wickedly sharp, technically acute display of linguistic pyrotechnics that glows with pure white-hot brilliance.

Ian Wharton is a very ordinary young man until he is taken under the wing of a gentleman known variously as Mr. Broadhurst, Samuel Northcliff, and finally and conclusively simply as the Fat Controller, Loud-mouthed, impeccably tailored, a fount of bombastic erudition, the Fat Controller initiates Ian into the dark secrets of his arts -- of marketing, money, and the human psyche -- and takes Ian, and the reader, on a wild voyage around the edges of reality.

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Blackly comic, comically erudite and perversely bloody." -- Boston Globe

"Dazzling.... An unforgettably soul.... Self leaves little doubt that we are in the presence of a gifted and courageous mind." -- Miami Herald

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