Eat My Heart Out (Paperback)Zoe Pilger (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Hooray for Zoe Pilger: her debut novel is about the London we know and love and it is dead smart and gloriously, mercifully, snort-out-loud hilarious ... Eat My Heart Out is the hipster Bridget Jones's Diary it's ok to like -- Stuart Hammond * Dazed and Confused *
Like a foul-mouthed Nancy Mitford for the Gawker generation, Zoe Pilger brings a ruthlessly sharp eye to our muddled and indulgent times. Eat My Heart Out is viciously, violently funny, and marks the arrival of a fearsome new voice in British fiction. -- Sam Byers, author of 'Idiopathy'
Pilger has been compared to Sheila Heti and Lena Dunham but she is funnier -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * The Bookseller *
Eat My Heart Out is a romantic comedy without the romance; clever and biting, it is a satirical look at the narcissistic lives of twentysomethings in our post-post-feminist era -- Felicity Wood * The Bookseller *
A post-feminist, female equivalent of Bret Easton Ellis, Zoe Pilger is definitely one to watch; her writing is fast-paced, audacious, disjointed and dizzying, perfectly capturing the volatility, frustration, fear and arrogance of being young ... Eat My Heart Out is sure to take your breath away. -- Jane Bradley * For Books' Sake *
Meet 2014's funniest new writer ... a brutally honest story about being young, female and totally heartbroken. * Company *
A biting look at contemporary feminism, sexuality and romance -- Corinne Jones * Observer *
A properly funny novel about being young and in London nowabouts ... I just finished Zoe Pilger's debut , which I got a massive kick out of Eat My Heart Out from start to finish ... it's narrated by a sassy and hilarious and completely charming young maniac called Ann-Marie. It's a glorious hoot from start to finish: I really wish there were more novels like this these days. -- Stuart Hammond * The Quietus *
Shades of Sheila Heti but British and much funnier * Bookseller *
A wild and wicked rampage through the psyche of a lost young woman. Zoe Pilger's outrageous take on modern life packs a punch ... Super-smart, funny and dark as midnight. -- Eithne Farry * Marie Claire *
A roaring page-turner ... Zoe Pilger writes with such infectious rage that ... some readers may find their hands trembling slightly as they do the turning ... ferociously dark ... not since Martin Amis's early work can I remember a novel so exhilarated - and made so exhilarating - by its own sense of disgust. -- James Walton * Daily Mail *
It fizzes with exploded declarations and flicker-switch emotions ... The dialogue is fresh and clipped, and Pilger is particularly good with voices ... This book certainly has a force-field. -- Rosa Rankin-Gee * Guardian *
Very funny ... In many ways Eat My Heart Out resembles an updated and anglicised version of Bret Easton Ellis' Rules Of Attraction * Emerald Street *
A bold debut ... instantly gripping ... it's refreshing to read a novel about a strident and flawed young woman rather than a simpering heroine ... a thought-provoking read. -- Emma Firth & Lucy Reber * Stylist *
Bristles with outrage and extravagant absurdity ... dark and funny -- Jonathan Gibbs * TLS *
Craving whatever she hasn't got and detesting whatever she has, Zoe Pilger's brilliant and psychically bulimic narrator is everyone's anti-Bridget Jones. An awareness of the pathology of romantic love, and a terror of what lies in its absence, lies at the heart of this brutally funny book. -- Chris Kraus, author of 'I Love Dick'
Is nothing sacred in Zoe Pilger's Eat My Heart Out? Sorry, nope. Fuck, marry, kill? Invert, elevate, (to) degrade? Protagonist Ann-Marie wanders through London's glittery sub-sub-scene of Bright Young Artists, parodically concussed by life itself. A sharp exercise in mimicry and betrayal, Pilger's love story fictionalizes her contexts so extremely that every adolescent romance-with art, feminism, even that gross dude you had a one night stand with-is only a deceptive form mobilized to assault neutered authority. But this doesn't come at no cost-Pilger's revenge means she's slicing those ubiquitous art world salmon filets off her own tail. A masochistic siren song. 100% more awesome than The Little Mermaid. -- Trisha Low , author of The Compleat Purge
Some genuine laugh-out-loud moments - especially thanks to a few very witty observations of the hipster scene -- Sarah Winter * Heat *
Funny and smart -- Fachtna Kelly * Sunday Business Post *
If you like your humour dark and your romantic comedies without the romance, then Eat My Heart Out is for you ... a promising first novel -- Claire Coughlan * Sunday Independent (Ireland) *
The exuberantly seamy Eat My Heart Out is just what a fledgling writer's first book ought to be: a funny, intimate and impolite whizz through being young, pretentious and lost. Ann-Marie's pursuit of love and feminism in a preposterous hipster London made me laugh out loud. * Independent *
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