Breakfast at Cannibal Joe's

Breakfast at Cannibal Joe's

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A dystopian comedy with a difference. "Makes the "Hunger Games" look like Hungry Hippos. Makes "50 Shades of Grey" look like Polyanna." The "Bloomfield Review" says, "Like an obnoxious spy-comedy seen through the eyes of a filthy drunk ... The language can be absurdly, almost heroically obscene." The TBR Pile says, "Bonkers. Weird. Surreal. Satirical. Politically incorrect. Clever. Absurd. Witty. Disgusting." It's debauched, depraved, delirious, delightful. Voted No. 6 in the Top 50 Indie Books of 2015. Winner of the 2015 Lord of the Book Covers award. Joe Chambers is a CIA operative working in Dublin. Assigned to an agency-fronted publishing house, his problems include, but are not limited to, errant MI6 agents, insane profit-making schemes, a Francoist dwarf, and a tapeworm named Steve. He is an utterly reprehensible character, fond of submerging his head in a sink-full of whiskey and fantasising about brutally murdering irritating teenagers. He is, in other words, the perfect guide to this bizarre and repulsive journey into Dublin's gutters. Jay Spencer Green presents a twisted and exaggerated, but wholly recognisable vision of Dublin. A place of suicide bombings, mass canine culling in the Phoenix Park, "cheap Moore Street socks (35 euros for 6 pairs)," online divorce, and enough red tape and bureaucracy to drive a man to murder. A place where "cat's cheese salad" and a dubious pork/human hybrid meat share the menu. It is a Dublin of no redemption. A raucous mix of double crosses, brothels, triple crosses, and cocktail recipes, "Breakfast at Cannibal Joe's" is a dark, twisted, and picaresque tale that fans of Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joseph Heller should love. "Funny, shocking. Demands to be read." Arthur Smith, comedian, writer, and broadcaster "Too clever by half. Too funny by three and five-eighths." Niamh Greene, author, "The Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife, Coco's Secret" "Savagely funny and deftly anarchic, Jay Spencer Green's writing is as exquisite as it is deliciously dangerous." Lisa McInerney, author, "The Glorious Heresies" "Witty, acerbic, and wired to words." William Wall, author, "This is the Country, Ghost Estate" "The comic writing of Jay Spencer Green always makes me laugh out loud." Karl Whitney, author, "Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 435.45g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514377659
  • 9781514377659
  • 1,326,290

About Jay Spencer Green

Jay Spencer Green lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of five novels, the first of which, Breakfast at Cannibal Joe's, has been described as "Hilarious," "Horrific," "Scabrous," "Scatalogical," and "Savagely Funny." He has worked as a factory laborer, college lecturer, van driver, court coverer at Wimbledon, database editor, theater stagehand, hotel dishwasher, and conveyor belt overseer. Over the years, he has also launched a number of projectiles into space, usually in the direction of the TV.
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Rating details

54 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 46% (25)
4 30% (16)
3 17% (9)
2 7% (4)
1 0% (0)
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