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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Flamingo (16 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000717036X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007170364
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 3 x 16.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,084,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for ‘The Subject Steve’:

‘Sam Lipsyte is a wickedly gifted writer.’ Robert Stone

‘Sam Lipsyte is a gifted stylist, precise, original, devious, and very funny. In a time when the language of most novels is dead on arrival, this book, about a dying man, is startlingly alive.’ Jeffrey Eugenides, author of ‘The Virgin Suicides’

‘I laughed out loud – and I never laugh out loud. You’ll want to rest up before reading this one. And after. Thank you, Sam.’ Chuck Palahniuk, author of ‘Fight Club’

‘A brilliant novel, in every conceivable way.’ Toby Litt

‘An original voice: smart, savvy…intensely funny.’ TLS

‘The best thing since George Saunders last broke cover…Kind of Beckett meets “Six Feet Under”, comedy doesn’t come much blacker than this.’ Uncut

‘Rowdy, shocking and lyrical…very funny.’ New Yorker

'Lipsyte is certainly not without talent' Norman Mailer

'Sam Lipsyte can get blood out of a stone… I gripped this book so hard my knuckles turned white.' Edmund White

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‘Sam Lipsyte is original, devious, and very funny' Jeffrey Eugenides

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. Valenti on 13 Mar. 2004
Format: Hardcover
If I could eat this book I would, it's that good. Lewis Miner (Homeland's hero) is one of the great literary characters to come along in quite some time.
If you've ever been to high school, you will need to read this book. If you've ever been in love, you will need to read this book. If you've ever felt misunderstood, overlooked, not taken seriously, you need to read this book, because no matter how bad it was, Lewis has had it worse.
I started to mark all the great lines in this book and stopped when I realized that nearly every line was underlined... I've even read some passages to a stranger on a flight to California after they asked me why I was laughing so hard. We bonded and I think I've changed his life for good after writing down the name Sam Lipsyte on an American Airlines napkin. Unless you are lucky enough to be sitting next to me on the next flight, where I will be reading the book for a second helping, do yourself a favor and order it now.
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The first half of this is much funnier than the second where we get bogged down and start going round in circles as in many comic novels, but this is a splendid writer, atrociously funny and clever (Note: in England we don't say 'smart' for clever), and I'm just reading his Fun Parts with great admiration. There are more fun parts in his writing than in anybody else's, but his new book seems to be to go deeper than this one.
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This book was recommended to me on a twisted night out in 2008 by a chap called Paudie. I declined to take his only copy and am now gutted that I spent a subsequent two years of my life not having read it. Buy it, I implore you! There is such a wealth of genius quotes between the covers. Hilarious.
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By Jeff Ward on 26 Sept. 2013
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Expectations were high,based on the reviews I had read but only finished it because I was on holiday
with nothing else to read. Pretentious rubbish in my opinion,not funny and virtually unreadable. Didn't
bother bringing the book home with me.
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