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It passes the quest - July 2001 The Observer - By Stephanie Merritt - July 15th, 2001

It is an unwritten law that as surely as models will, sooner or later, attempt to bulk out their credentials by trying to become actresses, so TV comedians will eventually try their hand at writing novels. It seems grossly unfair, then, that, having already garnered fame, fortune and critical acclaim as a stand-up, half of…

The Perfect Fool - July 2001 Wigan Evening Post - July 14th, 2001

Perfect for mid-30’s mid-life crisis types ★★★★★ - July 2001 www.wilnet.co.uk - By Wil Walker - July 4th, 2001

As part of the tale, Stewart Lee informs (or possibly reminds) us of an ancient American Indian legend which describes “a beautiful ugly monster”. It’s a fitting description too, for a book which deals both with eternal high concepts and everyday base minutiae, blending them into a story-line which draws together Hollywood style landscapes and…

Previews - July 2001 Various - July 1st, 2001

Various people were kind enough to road test The Perfect Fool for me. Here’s what they said. “The kind of satisfaction the book gave did cause me to reminisce: A Confederacy of Dunces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, All My Friends Are Going to be Strangers, The Mysterious Stranger. In particular, a book I…

Book Of the Month - July 2001 Men Only - July 1st, 2001

Like Jesus I must take my message to sinners, thieves, prostitutes and tax gatherers, for there is more rejoicing in heaven over the return of one sheep that was lost etc. The July 2001 edition of Men Only magazine, which ironically features mainly pictures of women’s legs, arms, faces, breasts and vaginas, carried this favorable…

Passably amusing & some of the characters are British - July 2001 Loaded - By Chris Burke - July 1st, 2001

“The bloke who was half of Lee and Herring and This Morning With Richard Not Judy takes us on a passably amusing journey from South London to Arizona in the company of misfits that include an ex-porn queen and a bloke in a Dire Straits covers band called the Sultans of Streatham. It’s an original…

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