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Lights Out in Wonderland - DBC Pierre

Lights Out in Wonderland

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The spectacular third novel from Booker Prize winner, DBC Pierre : a dazzling odyssey and a universal commentary on our times.

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 and Berlin, 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.

About The Author

DBC Pierre was born in Reynella, South Australia. He was raised in Mexico between the ages of seven and twenty-three, although he has also travelled extensively. DBC Pierre has worked as a designer and cartoonist, and currently lives in County Leitrim, Ireland. Vernon God Little, his first novel, won the 2003 Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse Award, the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, and the 2003 Man Booker Prize. He is the author of Ludmila's Broken English (2006) and Lights Out in Wonderland (Sept 2010).

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DBC Pierre takes suicide, capitalism and over-indulgence and somehow manages to weave them together into into one of the better books I've read for a while. If you're into eating tiger cubs, sexual encounters with cephalopods, or you're trying to find a reason not to kill yourself in the western world - give this one a crack.

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ISBN: 9780571228898
ISBN-10: 0571228895
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 30th August 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.485
Edition Number: 1

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