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The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub Paperback – 13 Jun 2013

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Barbican Press; 1 edition (13 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956336469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956336460
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,454,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub is like a dopamine-enhanced Porterhouse Blue. As a PhD student grapples with the issues of free will and determinism refracted through the life of a Spanish civil war veteran, Johnston offers us a clanging charivari of clinical administrators, angry old academics and randy students. Among this din, Johnston takes us on quite an emotional and intellectual journey. Johnston's raw and unexpurgated humour, which gave his characters in peave, Love and Petrol Bombs such humanity, returns as coarse as ever. .. a determinedly extraordinary book. --Paul Simon - The Morning Star

An ambitious, erudite work with a profound interest in the world as we find it ...infused with a conviction of what the novel should be, and what it can achieve. --Christopher Burns - The Warwick Review

A historical epic, a story about love, revolution and the university, with echoes of Luther Blissett's Q and a lot of laughs, this is a great book which entertains, confuses and educates in equal measure. You should read it! --Steven Johns - Libcom.org

About the Author

D.D. Johnston is 'one of this country's most principled novelists & also one of the most versatile and talented' - The Morning Post. Brought out by a small anarchist press, his first novel PEACE, LOVE AND PETROL BOMBS became a book of the year in THE SUNDAY HERALD. His new novel THE SECRET BABY ROOM is out in 2015. He is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire, and runs the online writing website onlinewritingtips.com

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