Lost For Words

3.28 based on 1881 ratings & 360 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 18.06.2015
ISBN: 9780330454230
Number of pages: 272

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

[An] intricate satire, written with restless wit . . . A gorgeous viciousness is present . . . St Aubyn's ear for fakery never falters . . . This novel is a pleasure to read
Observer
A fizzing satire that neatly skewers all the contradictions and absurdities of literary prize-giving, and the awkward fit between literature and 'celebrity'
Daily Telegraph
St Aubyn here turns his biting wit on to the whole sorry business of literary prizes in a comedy worthy of the young Evelyn Waugh
Evening Standard