Worst. Person. Ever. (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/10/2014
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A razor-sharp portrait of a morally bankrupt and gleefully wicked modern man, Worst. Person. Ever. is Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable novel. Meet Raymond Gunt. A decent chap who tries to do the right thing. Or, to put it another way, the worst person ever: a foul-mouthed, misanthropic cameraman, trailing creditors, ex-wives and unhappy homeless people in his wake. Men dislike him, women flee from him. Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id." He's a B-unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor-style reality show. Along the way, Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to re-enact the `Angry Dance' from the movie Billy Elliot and finds himself at the centre of a nuclear war. We also meet Raymond's upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, as well as Raymond's ex-wife, Fiona, herself `an atomic bomb of pain'. Even though he really puts the `anti' in anti-hero, you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099537397
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


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"An outrageous comic riot, delivered as a tear-inducing funny and pitch-black farce ... For every laugh here, there's a haunting, echoing scream in the distance. The plot is unbridled romp ... It is hard to describe, out of context, quite how funny Coupland's novel can be." * Sunday Times *
"Worst. Person. Ever. is very much a return to form. It had me laughing out loud on the bus to work." * Irish Times, Books of the Year *
"There are gloriously unquotable remarks and fantastically lurid images on every page. Gunt's mind is a super-sewer in which it is a pleasure to swim. You can't help giggling, constantly. Worst. Person. Ever. may be a raging bonfire of inanities but it contains some of Coupland's finest writing since Shampoo Planet." * Evening Standard *
"There are some clever plot twists and fine comedy set pieces." * Scotland on Sunday *
"A comic riot of a novel." * Sunday Times - Must Reads *

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“Genius!”

I absolutely love this book! I haven't laughed out loud so much (whilst reading a book, anyway) for a very long time. It is very 'Blokey' in parts (you'll appreciate this comment more when you read... More

Hardback edition
19th December 2013
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“Could be better, but still enjoyable”

I really really cannot decide whether I like this book or not. First I heard about it when John Niven put a foul quote of it on Twitter, and I was excited! Niven’s made me love the puerile hilarious antihero. It was... More

Hardback edition
30th October 2013
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