Lionel Asbo: State of England Lionel Asbo question

Current state of England?
Chantal Lyndon Chantal Aug 18, 2015 10:08PM
Does the book capture the state of England? Currently (whenever you reply) or at the time of publication?

What do you guys think? Does it work as social satire, for those of you familiar with England in particular?

Well, it made me laugh out loud in recognition. I do not know too many Lionel Asbos, to be fair. I do not live in a sink estate. Sometimes you see them on the news after they have tried to bluff their way through some particularly stupid and nasty, money-making scam. Lionel's wife was based on several celebraties, who somehow became famous despite not having any brains or talent. Either they were in a girlband, or married a footballer, or had very big breasts, or appeared in a reality TV programme.

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