Andrew Holmes Sleb

ISBN 13: 9780340823613

Sleb

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Here's a top tip for the heavy drinker...





Never get drunk and force your way into the home of the country's biggest pop star wielding a gun. It's bound to go off, big time.





Christopher Sewell is famous. He used to be an advertising sales executive with a wife, a drink problem and not much more. Now he's serving life for the murder of Felix Carter, who used to be a famous pop star with an acting career, a drink problem and the world at his feet. Only he's dead now. How and why Chris killed Felix is a mystery. Until, that is, he agrees to give a single interview from prison. Just the one interview, mind. You know what these celebrities are like...





Tremendously sharp and at times laugh-out-loud, this is a delicious satire about celebrities and their fans, and the way the media attempts both to satisfy and to inflame our obsession with success.

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A witty satire on the world of celebrity... Sleb is terribly clever... Andrew Holmes, like the departed Felix Carter, could be far more than a one-hit wonder... Deliciously sharp celebrity satire. Heat readers will love it (Heat)

[Sleb] is not only a brilliant satire on the shallow times we live in, but also a moving portrait of the disintegration of one man's life (Hello!)

"It is safe to say that this will be one of the most enjoyable debuts of 2002" - Barry Forshaw, Publishing News

A great read (Glamour)

Ingenious twist... Holmes has a great line in drunken, rage-filled monologues which collapse into pathos. (Literary Review)

A fascinating insight into the nature of celebrity and obsession (Red magazine)

Holmes is a very funny storyteller... Sleb is an enjoyable and well-executed novel (The Times)

A funny and enjoyable book... Holmes's caustic perspective manages to hit the mark. (Express on Sunday)

A tragic, funny, touching and often terrifying account of a descent into alcoholism... [Sleb] succeeds through brilliant characterisation and a cunningly devised plot. A talent to watch. (Big Issue in the North)

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When fifteen minutes can mean life. Fame's not what it used to be...

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