Self, Will Dorian

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Dorian - Will Self's brilliant 'imitation' of Oscar Wilde's original tainted love story

'Brutal, savage, infinitely readable' Observer

'Chilling, hysterical, tasteless and haunting. A Gothic thriller complementing and enriching its original' Independent on Sunday

In the summer of 1981, aristocratic, drug-addicted Henry Wooten and Warhol-acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray. Dorian is a golden adonis - perfect, pure and (so far) deliciously uncorrupted. The subject of Baz's video installation, Cathode Narcissus, and the object of Henry's attentions, Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the '80s and '90s. But as Baz and Henry succumb to the disease du jour, how is it that Dorian, despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery, remains so unsullied - so vibrantly alive?

'A book that filled its first reviewers with "the odour of moral and spiritual putrefaction" just got smellier, darker and funnier' Observer

Dorian will be adored by fans of Will Self and Martin Amis and is an essential read for those who enjoyed The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.

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"Fresh and entertaining...Self's tale offers compassion and hope, ultimately giving Dorian a visceral and emotional conclusion....The tamed excess of Self's irreverent and unrelenting voice make Dorian an exceptional read and a thought-provoking examination of the most basic of human vices."

About the Author:

Will Self has earned his reputation through a body of innovative work: there's nobody quite like him writing today. He is the author of five novels, four collections of short stories, three novellas and four non-fiction works. As a journalist he has contributed to a plethora of publications over the years; he is also a regular broadcaster on television and radio. He lives in south London.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reiss.. 196 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Dorian - Will Self s brilliant imitation of Oscar Wilde s original tainted love story. Brutal, savage, infinitely readable . ( Observer ). Chilling, hysterical, tasteless and haunting. A Gothic thriller complementing and enriching its original . ( Independent on Sunday ). In the summer of 1981, aristocratic, drug-addicted Henry Wooten and Warhol-acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray. Dorian is a golden adonis - perfect, pure and (so far) deliciously uncorrupted. The subject of Baz s video installation, Cathode Narcissus, and the object of Henry s attentions, Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the 80s and 90s. But as Baz and Henry succumb to the disease du jour, how is it that Dorian, despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery, remains so unsullied - so vibrantly alive? A book that filled its first reviewers with the odour of moral and spiritual putrefaction just got smellier, darker and funnier . ( Observer ). Dorian will be adored by fans of Will Self and Martin Amis and is an essential read for those who enjoyed The Picture of Dorian Gray . Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull ; My Idea of Fun ; Great Apes ; How the Dead Live ; Dorian, an Imitation ; The Book of Dave ; The Butt ; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella , which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity ; Grey Area ; License to Hug ; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis ; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo ; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys ; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes . Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories ; Junk Mail ; Perfidious Man ; Sore Sites ; Feeding Frenzy ; Psychogeography ; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141040202

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reiss.. 196 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Dorian - Will Self s brilliant imitation of Oscar Wilde s original tainted love story Brutal, savage, infinitely readable Observer Chilling, hysterical, tasteless and haunting. A Gothic thriller complementing and enriching its original Independent on Sunday In the summer of 1981, aristocratic, drug-addicted Henry Wooten and Warhol-acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray. Dorian is a golden adonis - perfect, pure and (so far) deliciously uncorrupted. The subject of Baz s video installation, Cathode Narcissus, and the object of Henry s attentions, Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the 80s and 90s. But as Baz and Henry succumb to the disease du jour, how is it that Dorian, despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery, remains so unsullied - so vibrantly alive? A book that filled its first reviewers with the odour of moral and spiritual putrefaction just got smellier, darker and funnier Observer Dorian will be adored by fans of Will Self and Martin Amis and is an essential read for those who enjoyed The Picture of Dorian Gray. Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141040202

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