Submarine (Paperback)
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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/03/2011
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Meet Oliver Tate, 15. 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 . . .

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241955154
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Media tie-in


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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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

Paperback edition
21st July 2015
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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

Paperback edition
21st September 2012
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