Lost For Words

3.28 based on 1933 ratings & 365 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 01.05.2014
ISBN: 9781447253440
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'Belly-achingly hilarious' Sunday Times

'Written with restless wit . . . a pleasure.' Observer

'What makes you smile, and smile, and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.' Novel of the Week, Mail on Sunday

'Everything St. Aubyn writes is worth reading for the cleansing rancor of his intelligence and the fierce elegance of his prose.' Anne Enright, New York Times Book Review

'Black and brilliant stuff . . . Very clever and extremely funny.' The Times

In the media

Anyone cynical about literary prizes will laugh out loud at Edward St Aubyn's delightful satire . . . as his novel hilariously demonstrates, notions of what constitutes literary pedigree are as fickle as the wind . . . What makes you smile, and smile and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.
Mail on Sunday
The book is a riot, complete with belly-achingly hilarious pastiches of the bonkers novels that are sent in for the prize to consider
Sunday Times
St Aubyn's latest novel is an entertaining satire on the literary-prize industry, full of splendid jokes
Tatler