The Book of Dave

Whilst on my honeymoon last year I started to read this amazing book by Will Self called The Book of Dave. It was hard to read at first due to the way the accents were written, but this year whilst in Newquay camping I managed to finish it.

Its a great book, very well written, and most of all its fun. Its based upon the rants of despressed london cabbie on the brink of a meltdown. He somehow manages to create a new order and burry it in Hampstead Heath. 500 years or so later, after London has flooeded due to global warming, the residents of Hamstead Heath, now an Island called Ham, discover his ramblings and make him there god.

The story delves in and out of the past and present in differeing orders, but its so well written, and with such detail…my home town of High Wycombe (named Wyc) is featured…I couldn’t put the book down.

I have the hard back edition that you can still get from Amazon.

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