Lights Out in Wonderland

Lights Out in Wonderland

by D B C Pierre (Author), Dbc Pierre (Author)


This is the hilarious and outrageous tale of one man's fight against the decadent excess of the modern world, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little. Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is looking to end it all with one last journey of excess. Taking in London, Tokyo, Berlin and the Galapagos Islands, Lights Out In Wonderland documents Gabriel Brockwell's remarkable global odyssey. Committed to the pursuit of pleasure to obliterate all previous parties, Gabriel's adventure takes in a spell in rehab, a near-death experience with fugu ovaries, a sexual encounter with an octopus, and finally an orgiastic feast in the bowels of Berlin's majestic Tempelhof Airport. An allegorical banquet and a sly commentary on the march towards mindless banality, DBC Pierre's third novel is an unexpectedly joyful expression of the human spirit.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: Main
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 01 Sep 2011

ISBN 10: 0571228917
ISBN 13: 9780571228911
Book Overview: Lights Out in Wonderland by D. B. C. Pierre is the life-changing, hilarious and outrageous tale of one man's journey to fight the decadent excess of the modern world.

Author Bio
DBC Pierre lives in County Leitrim, Ireland. Vernon God Little, his debut novel, won the MAN Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award. Ludmila's Broken English, his second, was published in 2006.