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Barcelona Plates by Alexei Sayle
  

Barcelona Plates

Literary Fiction   Books for the Boys   

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A stunning, bitter and darkly comic collection of short stories; rather like looking at life through ‘fairground mirrorsâ seemingly ordinary situations take on an absurd, hilarious or tragic turn with the smallest of movements. Thoroughly enjoyable but donât expect any happy endings!

If you like Alexei Sayle you might also like to read books by Will Self and Andrey Kurkov.

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Barcelona Plates by Alexei Sayle

A septuagenarian contract killer, a chronic hypochondriac, two zombie-creating comedians, a good Samaritan and a man called Barnaby whose holiday takes an unexpected turn. In these sleek and witty tales, described by Loaded as `an excellent collection of dark, funny and bizarre short stories`, Alexei Sayle`s characters are vividly, wryly - and occasionally disturbingly - portrayed. Their voices, and the stories they have to tell will remain in the mind for a long, long time.

Reviews

'A cracking read...dense with smart ideas, sour observations and loony rants' - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'BARCELONA PLATES will put a smile on your face and a chill down your spine.' TIME OUT

'Brilliant tragedy and brilliant comedy in one stunning sentence...It reminded me most of nothing I'd ever read before.' - DOUGLAS ADAMS

About the Author

Alexei Sayle
Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. His television work as a writer and performer includes The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, and The All New Alexei Sayle Show. He has written regularly for the Observer, Indepedent, Time Out, Car Magazine and Esquire and he has appeared in numerous films, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to Gorky Park and Swing.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th December 2006

Author

Alexei Sayle

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Books for the Boys

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340936382

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