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This novel should suck according to the standards of contemporary "literary fiction": there's no concern for the humanist pieties of psychological interiority, character development, epiphany; no concern for the realist shibboleths of verisimilitude and the matching of style to subject; no concern for the "fine writing" that will confer a spurious halo of distinction on high-end book consumers. And that's the point: the novel is brilliantly, strategically "bad," in a way that calls out literary...more
Stewart Home (born 1963) is an English writer, satirist and artist. He is best known for novels such as the non-narrative "69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess" (2002), his re-imagining of the 1960s in "Tainted Love" (2005), and more recent books such as "Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane" (2013) that use pulp and avant-garde tropes to parody conventional literature. His unusual approach to writing i...moreMore about Stewart Home...