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Bruce shoots movies. Wayne and Scout shoot to kill. In a single night they find out the hard way what's real and what's not, who's the hero and who's the villain. The USA watches slack-jawed as Bruce and Wayne together resolve some serious questions. Does Bruce use erection cream? Does art imitate life or does life simply imitate bad art? And most of all, does sugar-pie really love his honeybun?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 30mm | 199.58g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771848
  • 9780552771849
  • 67,578

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"Serious, morally complex, structurally rich and bitterly funny" * Independent on Sunday * "Fierce, garish and frighteningly funny" * Spectator * "An absolute coup of black comedy" * Daily Telegraph * "One of the most brilliantly sustained and focused pieces of satire I've ever read" -- Douglas Adams "Killer prose...a viciously funny satire that also works as a tongue-in-cheek thriller" * The Sunday Times *show more

About Ben Elton

Ben Elton is one of Britain's most provocative and entertaining writers. From celebrity to climate change, from the First World War to the end of the world, his books give his unique perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time. He has written twelve major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable (filmed as Maybe Baby, which he also directed), Dead Famous, High Society (WH Smith People's Choice Award 2003) and The First Casualty. He has also written some of television's most popular and incisive comedy, including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Man From Auntie. His stage work includes three West End plays and the hit musicals The Beautiful Game and We Will Rock You. He is married with three children.show more

Back cover copy

Bruce shoots movies. Wayne and Scout shoot to kill. In a single night they find out the hard way what's real and what's not, who's the hero and who's the villain. The USA watches slack-jawed as Bruce and Wayne together resolve some serious questions. How is it possible to get shot dead live? Does art imitate life or does life simply imitate bad art? And why, if murder is acceptable on prime-time TV, is the f-word not? WINNER OF THE MACALLAN ® CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER AWARDshow more

Review Text

"Killer prose...a viciously funny satire that also works as a tongue-in-cheek thriller"show more

Rating details

5,127 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 14% (743)
4 34% (1,718)
3 39% (2,018)
2 10% (529)
1 2% (119)
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