The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future

3,55 valoración promedio
( 2.848 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780141014548: The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
 
 
Críticas:

"Self seamlessly toggles between the two time periods, giving equal depth to frustrated, sympathetic Dave and to the inhabitants of the post-apolcalyptic future. The bastardized Cockney language of 523 A.D. (anno Dave), while sometimes difficult to understand, is one of the book's most puzzling yet satisfying joys. B+."--Gilbert Cruz, "Entertainment Weekly" "The first 90 pages of this book read like a cross between "Jabberwocky" and "A Clockwork Orange." It's a devilishly catchy argot and once readers sink into it, they will find themselves wondering if the characters are traveling norf or souf... .Like Martin Amis, with whom he's often compared, Self marries his verbal acrobatics to social critique, gamely taking on corporate culture, family law, London urban sprawl, religion, racial division and the received wisdom of women's magazines and the pub. ...You're left with the intoxication of Self's wordplay and the clarity of his visions."--Regina Marler, "Los Angeles Times""" "A richer, more engaging enterprise... Whose plot is sturdy enough to support its voluptuous prose. Most significantly, the author has worked hard to increase his emotional repertoire from a three-chord punk chorus of rage, contempt and despair to a more expansive range of sensibility." - Donna Rifkind, "Washington Post" "Fans of Self's previous edgy satires won't be disappointed with The Book of Dave, his latest riff on the strange complexities of the modern world. Balancing stories of pained intimacies between fathers and sons, it also brilliantly caricatures the fervor of literal-minded religious fundamentalism... Blisteringly astute." - Geoffrey Bateman, "Rocky Mountain News""Remarkable... Among his most ambitious and imaginative...The Book of Dave seems to be about the crippling nihilism of a world without transcendent meaning and the tensions and contradictions of the religious personality." - Daniel Sullivan, "Weekly Standard""" "The apocalypse that created the world in Self's new novel somehow incinerated all the Shakespeare and the Tolstoy and the Bible, leaving only the angry scrawlings of a divorced London cabdriver named Dave upon which to build a new culture. Dave's ruined life is worshipped and codified-bitterness as religion. Men and women live apart. Children's weeks are divided into mummytime and daddytime, and young women are known as Opares. The Book of Dave can be hard going. The language Self invents takes off from bangers-and-mash quaintness into near incomprehensibility, with jarring phonetic spellings and a whole goofball nomenclature. The Milky Way is the dashboard; the sun is the foglamp... It sounds as though it could devolve into inanity (in fact, the religion is known as Davinanity), but Self somehow breathes life into it. It's grim and compelling-a world to get lost in. That is, if we're not lost already. BUY IT." - "New York Magazine" "In this tale of an embittered taxi-driver whose psychotic rantings become the creed of a blighted people hundreds of years after his death, Self unleashes his apparently boundless misanthropy on modern London, the origins of religion, and the postapocalyptic future. Dave Rudman, driven mad by divorce and ill-prescribed antidepressants, thinks he is God and writes a vitriolic screed, which he has printed on metal plates and buries in a garden. Discovered by thesurvivors of a catastrophic flood and adopted as a gospel, it demands the complete separation of mothers and fathers (children to spend exactly half the week with each). Switching between a narrative of Dave's unlucky life and the phonetically rendered "Mokni" speech of his wretched followers, Self achieves an elaborate vision of vicious superstition and hopeless struggle, but his insights never quite repay the effort of engaging with his stylistic pyrotechnics." - "New Yorker" "In The Book of Dave, his satiric masterpiece thus far, Self proves again that with talent like his, it's never the what, but the how... Though his invention (often via inversion) of a future language owes an obvious debt to Russell Hoban's Riddley Walker, Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, and Orwell, Self spins his own brilliantly macaronic web between Now and Later... Self's inventiveness and control are dazzling... Self's novel achieves depth not by skewering organized religion, though it does so quite adroitly, but by exploring the many grids of modern despair, how we find ourselves cast adrift, and how, much like Dave, whose loneliness is unabated by the 'hateful company of his own kind, ' we fester unseen... A gripping, funny, and pleasurably intricate novel." - Sam Lipsyte, "Bookforum""" "Self satires the strange complexities of the modern world by juxtaposing two stories: the first set in London roughly 500 years in the future and the second involving a modern-day cab driver. The cab driver's written rants about an ex-wife, uncovered in the future London, provide the moral, legal and cultural foundation of the new world order in this blisteringly astute novel." -"Rocky Mountain News"

Reseña del editor:

The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self's dazzling sixth novel

What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?

Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are. At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.

'Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet' GQ

'Mindboggling ... darkly hilarious ... A fascinating book' Evening Standard

Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self s dazzling sixth novel What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are. At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess s A Clockwork Orange. Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self s best yet GQ Mindboggling . darkly hilarious . A fascinating book Evening StandardWill Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker. Nº de ref. del artículo: APG9780141014548

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,36
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Self, Will
Publicado por Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
TotnesBooks
(Totnes, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Condición: New. COVER MAY VARY - BRAND NEW COPY - PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR - TRUSTED DEVON (UK) BASED SELLER - IN STOCK -. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000679164

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,59
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,98
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
Book Depository International
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self s dazzling sixth novel What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake?Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are. At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess s A Clockwork Orange. Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self s best yet GQ Mindboggling . darkly hilarious . A fascinating book Evening StandardWill Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker. Nº de ref. del artículo: APG9780141014548

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin 2007-03-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin 2007-03-01, 2007. Condición: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. del artículo: NU-BER-00024971

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,12
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,52
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin 2007-03-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin 2007-03-01, 2007. Condición: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. del artículo: NU-GRD-00404239

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,28
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,52
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Tapa blanda Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2007. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: EH9780141014548

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Will Self
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Condición: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. del artículo: 97801410145480000000

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,00
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 6
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Condición: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000197716

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,98
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,26
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 4
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin. Paperback. Condición: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. del artículo: B9780141014548

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,33
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,87
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Will Self
Publicado por Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141014547 ISBN 13: 9780141014548
Nuevo Tapa blanda Cantidad disponible: 8
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2007. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: ria9780141014548_rkm

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,12
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,39
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda