1 journaler for this copy...
From the front cover:
'Over a million copies sold of the Corgi edition!
The polymesmeric novel that no one will forget.'
From the back cover:
has become a byword in its own time. It is a novel of enormous richness and art. It is deeply serious, yet at the same time, brilliantly funny. It is mentally gymnastic. It is without question one of the great novels of the century.
'Remarkable, mind-spinning, rave of a novel. Uniquely funny.'
'Comic, macabre, knockout, nightmarish, ironic, bawdy, illogical, formless, Shavian.'
Books and Bookmen
'Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funnily [sic], and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this.'
'Wildly original, brutally gruesome, a dazzling performance that will outrage as many readers as it delights. Vulgarly, bitterly, savagely funny, it will not be forgotten by those who can take it.'
New York Times'
This is a paperback copy from Corgi Books, published in 1964, reprinted 1975. The book was originally published in 1961.
I haven't read this book, but I have another copy of it waiting to be read, so this one is available to other readers. I will probably offer it in a RABCK drawing on the Wish Lists forum.
I got this book at a thrift store called Askeladden in Sandvika outside of Oslo on Thursday, October 18th, 2007.