A great read - love the way all of the storylines intertwine towards the end. Some fascinating characters in there. As the review on the rear of the book states, Stewart Lee is basically far too 'normal' to get proper recognition for his effort here. Perhaps if he were more obscure, pretentious, or from a far-flung land the infinitely fallible human psychie, incapable of making impartial judgement, might be able to drag itself into enjoying this book.
Anyway, to my mind the book is about human dependency and the need for social crutches. Our almost endless need to feel part of something, or to feel some sort of tangible achievment from our lives. To make a web of constants around us to ensure that we are secure and in control and grounded. As with all great books and films the charaters are all anti-heros, each uniquely fallible and ultimately 'normal'.
Don't want to say too much. This is a great book well worth a read.....
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