Submarine (Paperback)
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Published: 03/03/2011
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Submarine is the wickedly funny first novel by Joe Dunthorne

NOW AN ACCLAIMED FILM BY RICHARD AYOADE

Meet Oliver Tate, fifteen years old. Convinced that his father is depressed ('Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner') and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, ('a hippy-looking twonk'), he embarks on a hilariously misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity - before he turns sixteeen - to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana. Will Oliver succeed in either aim? Submerge yourself in Submarine and find out . . .

'Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud enjoyable. The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a troubled teenager's coming-of-age since The Catcher in the Rye' Independent

'A richly amusing tale of mock GCSEs, sex, death and challenging vocabulary . . . Excruciatingly funny incidents and cracking gags' Time Out

'Excellent . . . the wonderful, Day-Glo certainties of adolescence have rarely been so brilliantly laid out' Independent on Sunday

'Perfectly pitched . . . transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales . . . Dunthorne can make you laugh like did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon' Observer

'A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent' The Times

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. He is the author of Submarine, which has been translated into fifteen languages and made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade, and Wild Abandon, which won the 2012 Encore Award. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber. He lives in London.

www.joedunthorne.com

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241955154
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent - The Times

Dunthorne captures the mores of Britain today better than novelists twice his age - New Statesman

Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud enjoyable. The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a troubled teenager's coming-of-age since The Catcher in the Rye - Independent

Transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales . . . Dunthorne can make you laugh like you did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon - Observer

A richly amusing tale of mock GCSEs, sex, death and challenging vocabulary . . . Excruciatingly funny incidents and cracking gags - Time Out

Excellent . . . the wonderful, Day-Glo certainties of adolescence have rarely been so brilliantly laid out - Independent on Sunday

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“Submarine”

This account of the world as viewed by 15 year old Oliver is hilarious. On the surface he is your average teenage boy into girls and porn but the reality is that he is a highly intelligent young man (with a bit of... More

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katissl

“Loved It!”

As a girl I highly enjoyed this account of the 15 year old Oliver and his thoughts and life during teenage hood left me both laughing and feeling awkward at times

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“So funny”

Such a good book, I feel like we can all relate to being a dramatic teenager. Oliver spends the entire book basically thinking he can solve everyone’s problems for them. Often in some very very bizarre ways. So well... More

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