Book of Dave, The
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.
Funny, frightening, moving. Self's most successful novel to date Daily Telegraph
Extraordinarily brilliant and engaging ... tender and strange - Philip Hensher Spectator
Dazzling, hilarious ... one of the finest and funniest London novels in years Time Out
Self writes his most imaginative, most dazzling and most moving book yet - Rick Moody Esquire
Mindboggling, darkly hilarious ... Self makes us look at ourselves; once again, he fills us with disquiet. A fascinating book Evening Standard
Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet GQ