Monday, August 30, 2010

Lights Out Wonderland

DBC Pierre was a literary sensation when he took out the Man Booker with his debut novel - Vernon God Little.

It's been a few years since i've read it, yet i can still vividly remember the descriptions of the oppressive heat of suspicion fired upon Vernon from the citizens of a small backwash town in Texas.

He's releasing his third book next month

Taking in London, Tokyo, Berlin and the Galapagos Islands, Lights Out In Wonderland documents Gabriel Brockwell's remarkable global odyssey. Committed to the pursuit of pleasure and in search of the Bacchanal to obliterate all previous parties, Gabriel's adventure takes in a spell in rehab, a near-death experience with fugu ovaries, a sexual encounter with an octopus, and finally an orgiastic feast in the bowels of Berlin's majestic Tempelhof Airport. Along the way we see a character disintegrate and re-shape before our eyes.

If you can't catch him doing a reading at OAF tomorrow night, you can hear [and see] a snippet of the book here. Or if you're like me and have an aversion to audio books you can get ahead of the posse and read the opening pages of the book here. Sweet.

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