Lost For Words

3.28 based on 1923 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

Lost for Words is a witty, often excoriating, riposte to the phenomenon and workings of major book awards
Independent
Lost for Words is a long-overdue, laugh-out-loud satire on the whole business of literary prizes
London Evening Standard
Edward St Aubyn takes a very sharp and deserved satirical knife to a world riddled with agendas, thick with vanity and unable to look beyond itself, otherwise known as the world of literature
Press Association