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The Best Book in the World

By Peter Stjernstrom, Rod Bradbury (Translated by)

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 08 August 2014
Two authors. One idea. Who will be the first to write the best book in the world? This hilarious new Scandinavian sensation from Swedish author Peter Stjernstrom is a witty satire that can't be missed. If you've read Jonas Jonasson's The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared try Peter Stjernstrom next. Titus Jensen makes ends meet by giving readings from obscure books to spaced-out festival crowds. An author of his quality needs a new idea, but he's washed-up and doesn't get taken seriously by anyone. Eddie X is a radical poet and regular on the festival circuit. Good-looking and popular, he can't help thinking there has to be more to life for a man like him - One night, the unlikely pair get horribly drunk and hatch a plan. There's only one thing for a budding writer to do to get worldwide recognition: write the best book in the world - a book so amazing that it will end up on all the bestseller lists in every category imaginable. But as the haze clear they both realise they are not willing to share the limelight. Who will win the race to write the best book in the world, and to what unimaginable lengths will they go to get there first?

About the Author

Peter Stjernstrom gave up a career in the financial sector in 2003 to concentrate on writing. The Best Book in the World is his third novel. He lives in Sweden.


'You're all but guaranteed to lift it out and start browsing - a novel in which the comedy is, as comedy so often is, edged with something darker' Scotland Herald 'Well written and enjoyable' Aftonbladbet 'Spot on satire' Stockholms Fria Tidning 'Funny, original and lovingly disrespectful' Tidningen Kulturen 'Insanely funny and easy to read' BTJ

EAN: 9781843915164
ISBN: 1843915162
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.5 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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