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Phone by Will Self

★★★★☆ In 2012, Will Self published Umbrella, an under-read masterwork of Joycean proportions that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Umbrella reads as if Self found a loose thread in the conceptual stitching of...

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Winter 2018: Books to Read and Review

Here’s a breakdown of my current stack of books to read and review. There’s a lot of interesting things on deck, including a new book by Ned Beauman and Will Self. I absolutely adored...

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Umbrella by Will Self

★★★★☆ With its epigraph from Ulysses and a revealing synopsis printed in the book’s front-endpapers, it is apparent from the start that Will Self’s Umbrella (shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize) will not...

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Shark by Will Self

★★★★☆ Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, Will Self’s Umbrella is a misunderstood and surprisingly overlooked gem and a precursor of sorts to his exceptional new novel Shark. The experimental Umbrella flows simultaneously...