The Cockroach (Paperback)
  • The Cockroach (Paperback)
zoom

The Cockroach (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£7.99 £5.99
Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 27/09/2019
  • Save £2.00
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

A Kafka-esque allegory from the masterful McEwan which speaks urgently to the current febrile political climate, The Cockroach details an anthropomorphic metamorphosis which threatens the very fabric of democracy. Scabrously funny and bitingly satirical, this superlative novella will endure as long as its eponymous insect.

Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan 

That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. 

Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy.

With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka’s most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529112924
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 103 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Playful, inventive and clever.' - The Financial Times 

'A short, sharp satire designed to be swallowed in one gulp... A new McEwan book is an event, especially one which tackles the elephant in the room.' - i

'Provides some relief from a political farce that has long gone beyond a joke.' - The Observer

You may also be interested in...

Agent Running in the Field
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
No Mercy
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
The Order of the Day
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Added to basket
Metropolis
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dead at First Sight
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Guardians
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Butterfly Room
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Tombland
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Once Upon a River
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Sentence is Death
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Unto Us a Son Is Given
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Cockroach
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Melmoth
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
In a House of Lies
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
Sword of Kings
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback

“Brilliant!”

So we are currently in a 'messy' political situation in the UK and this is a very timely publication.
This is a fabulously brilliant read which had me laughing so much.
Definitely recommended.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 3

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.