A series of essays that eventually become something truly magical, like an onion.. More
Once in a lifetime a talent blazes out bright from the murky smog of the literary world. This guy isn't one of your hoity-toity Mann Brooker Prize set - this guy is real.
Book 1 displays the nascent talent of a writer who is sure to become one of the greatest writers of this, or any, generation. The title is so audacious in its faux-naive simplicity that it calls to mind no less than Joyce's Ulysses, or Blur's "Song 2" and, like these texts, behind its simplicity lies a complex and intertextual Kunstlerroman, which challenges the very notions of what it is to read a book. This is a debut par excellence, and if you don't read it immediately, you'll have to hide your shame every time its mentioned amongst your smarter and more erudite friends from now until kingdom come.