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Walking to Hollywood Memories of Before the Fall (Hardcover)

Author:  Will Self
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0802119727
ISBN-13: 9780802119728
Sku: 217656347
Publish Date: 5/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1.5T
Pages:  464
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One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In "Walking to Hollywood," a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and eroding English cliffs, skewering celebrity as he attempts to solve a crime: who killed the movies.
Will Self blends memoir, essay, and fiction in a three-part tale that involves him relating the experience of an odd friendship and wandering through a dreamlike city of Los Angeles and an underworld set in seaside England. Spread between fantastical sprouts of the imagination that have Self's character speaking with deities, movie stars, and cartoon animals, and his own earnest observations and considerations, WALKING TO HOLLYWOOD spoofs the self-consciousness of the British author's trademark style. Ever one to exploit a pun, Self not only makes fun of the double entendre in his own name but produces the figure of an eccentrically bad conceptual artist who happens to share a moniker with a tony L.A. suburb.


"[A] rollicking and clever ramble through contemporary culture filtered through a twisted imagination....[A]ssuredly a wild ride punctuated by razor wit and brazen erudition." 01/31/2011

"Self uses mental disorders as literary devices, and readers may feel their own minds a bit altered after reading this, but assuredly for the better." (starred review) - Keir Graff 03/01/2011

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0464
Product attributePublisher:   Grove Press
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