Rod Liddle resigned as editor of BBC Radio 4's flagship Today program last September after a row over impartiality in his regular column in the Guardian. Told by his bosses he must make a choice, Liddle opted to quit the program and keep his newspaper column. Liddle is now associate editor of The Spectator. He recently presented Seven Ways to Topple Saddam on BBC2 and programs follow for Channel 4 on the Church of England and pornography, along with a BBC politics show.
Really twisted, fragmented short stories which (except for two) interlink through the characters and their unusual lives. Itâ€™s an extreme view on society, quite shocking, at times surreal, beautifully written and horribly haunting. One of the most extraordinary things Iâ€™ve ever read.
With a sharp eye for the magnificently absurd, Rod Liddle sets light to modern-day Britain. `One of Britain's funniest, most daring columnists. If he weren't so offensive you'd almost call him a national treasure' Mail on Sunday `I, and my generation, seem feckless and irresponsible, endlessly selfish, whining, avaricious, self-deluding, self-obsessed, spoiled and corrupt and ill.' What is it that has transformed the British who in living memory were admired for their unassuming, stiff-upper-lipped capacity for `muddling through' into the feckless, obese, self-deluding, avaricious and self-obsessed whingers we have become? Savagely funny and relentlessly contrary, yet with a poignant sense of all that we have lost, Rod Liddle mercilessly exposes the absurdity, cant and humbuggery of the way we live now.