I first came across Ian Martin on Twitter, where he is brilliant. Then I came across him on Martian FM, where he is also brilliant. Unsurprisingly, this is brilliant too.
This is a very clever, piercingly satirical, crazy and original portrait of the state of British politics. It's the kind of book that compels you to read sections of it out to people around you it's so good.
That said, it took me a while to get into it and I spent the first few chapters wondering whether it would have been better off as a straight novel instead of a book in script format. I'm over that now though. The format works and the writing compensates for the fact that this isn't a novel with deep and meaningful characters that build up over time.
Instead, it's a scathing piss-take of our politicians and political system, executed brilliantly, by one of the best satirical writers around.