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Madness Is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman

Madness Is Better Than Defeat

Madness Is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman
Feb 13, 2018 | 416 Pages
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“[A] rowdy, thoroughly satisfying literary adventure. . . . Exquisitely comic and absurd, Beauman’s imaginative novel brims with the snappy dialogue, vivid scenery, and converging story lines of an old Hollywood classic.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Like an agent of the former British Empire, this book goes all over the world, gets in adventures, and maintains a tone of restraint even in tight spots–with comedic results. Take Graham Greene, add salaciousness and surreality, and you’ve got the undefeated madness that only Ned Beauman can deliver. A work of globe-trotting imagination, sex, violence and wit, told in an elegant style–an accomplishment that writers will study and readers will delight in.”–Atticus Lish, author of Preparation for the Next Life
“Ned Beauman writes sentences so good I want to collect them, except that after a few pages I’m basically just transcribing the book. His newest novel is elegant, witty, precise and often hilarious. I didn’t read it so much as savor it, word by word.”–Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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