Lights Out in Wonderland (Paperback)
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Lights Out in Wonderland (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same direction. His destination is Wonderland. The nature and style of the journey is all that's to be decided. 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. Lights Out In Wonderland carries you through its many corridors of delight and horror on the back of Gabriel's voice, which is at once skeptical, idealistic, broken and optimistic. An allegorical banquet and a sly commentary on these End Times and the march towards insensate banality, DBC Pierre's third novel completes a loose trilogy of fictions, each of which stands alone as a joyful expression of the human spirit.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571228898
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25 mm
Edition: Main

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“Definitely worth a read”

The first chapter of this book is almost unbearable. First person and deeply self-engrossed, I audibly groaned at every pointless footnote*. Gabriel Brockwell is a depressed poet in his mid-twenties. He escapes from a... More

Paperback edition
31st August 2010
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“Clever”

Lights out in Wonderland is a journey through the excesses of the modern world, a trip through the hedonism of our time. Gabriel Brockwell takes on himself and his "Because we're worth it" generation.... More

Paperback edition
10th August 2010
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“Lights Out in Wonderland Review”

DBC Pierre is a writer I very much admire. His attitude and style bring a much needed rock and roll feel to contemporary fiction, mainly due to his Booker Prize winning debut, Vernon God Little. When I read that a few... More

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24th July 2010
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