Will Self's third collection of short stories takes his readers straight into the distorting hall-of-mirrors that is his fictional world. In one story a Londoner finds his house underpinned by an enormous rock of crack cocaine; in another, a misanthrope learns that flies have feelings. 'It delivers what its title promises ...This guy is a massive talent' - Steve Grant, "Time Out". 'A superb new slice of contemporary Gothic' - "Independent on Sunday".
Will Self read philosophy at Oxford. He is the author of three other collections of short stories, three novellas, four novels (most recently Dorian) and four non-fiction works. As a journalist he has contributed to a plethora of publications over the years. He has a regular column in the Evening Standard and is also a frequent broadcaster on television and radio. Will lives in London with his wife and four children.'Brilliantly original, Will Self is one of those rare writers whose imaginations change for ever the way we see the world' JG Ballard 'Examining Mr Self's case notes, I recommend we up the dosage' Herald