Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 10 May 2012.
The coruscatingly original debut novel from one of Britain's best young comedians.
Survivor, genius, critic. Murderer. Meet Benjamin Davids White, blessed since his infancy with an extraordinary gift: to understand humour at its deepest level. Yet Benjamin is cursed, too: in all his life, he has never laughed or smiled. At the height of his profession as a comedy critic, yet lacking any kind of human empathy, Benjamin discovers a formula that will allow him to construct the most powerful joke the world has ever known. A joke that has the power to kill...
Closing date: 07/09/2018
'Russell Kane is a death defier, the sort of comedian who won't let a moment pass without filling it with laughter' ZADIE SMITH
Publication date: 26/04/2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||26th April 2012|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Russell Kane was born in Enfield, Essex, in 1980. His life-long love of literature meant that he read his way out of Ecstasy pills, cannabis and a job as a shop assistant, into a first-class degree and a job at an ad agency. He made Head of Copy in eighteen months. Then a colleague suggested stand-up comedy as a way of letting off steam and creative juice in the evening. Within two years, Kane had left the world of advertising to become a professional comedian and won last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, the most prestigious prize in UK ...More About Russell Kane