'Henry Sutton has always had a knack for squeezing the national zeitgeist into tight little narratives' - Geoff Dyer.
It's autumn 2008 and Matt Freeman is having a very bad day.
Stuck in Canary Wharf, he's overwhelmed by shoddy merchandise, hollow corporations and broken promises.
Later that night, things only get worse when he drops in on his girlfriend, Bobbie, a fashion PR and reality TV show fanatic.
As his London life spirals murderously out of control, Matt is forced to seek out old flames and consider North Korean business ventures.
Sneered at by sales assistants, abused by cabbies and mugged by his own dreams, he searches for a final means of escape. "Get Me Out of Here" is a novel of comic anger, of success and failure, commerce and culture - and, fundamentally, belief - in a busted city.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 21/01/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846552847
Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.
Review by alexrichman
A book with a great concept - cross Money with American Psycho, and set it in credit crunch London - but the execution is lacking. It's not funny enough to ape Amis, or dark enough to emulate Ellis; the characters are shallow and some of the dialogue is excruciatingly bad. However, there are a few neat observations about consumer culture and modern life in the capital that raise a smile.