Here's a top tip for the heavy drinker! Never get drunk and force your way into the home of the country's biggest pop star wielding a gun. It's bound to go off, big time. Christopher Sewell is famous. He used to be an advertising sales executive with a wife, a drink problem and not much more. Now he's serving life for the murder of Felix Carter, who used to be a famous pop star with an acting career, a drink problem and the world at his feet. Only he's dead now. How and why Chris killed Felix is a mystery. Until, that is, he agrees to give a single interview from prison. Just the one interview, mind. You know what these celebrities are like! Tremendously sharp and at times laugh-out-loud, this is a delicious satire about celebrities and their fans, and the way the media attempts both to satisfy and to inflame our obsession with success.
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"A witty satire on the world of celebrity... Sleb is terribly clever... Andrew Holmes, like the departed Felix Carter, could be far more than a one-hit wonder... Deliciously sharp celebrity satire. Heat readers will love it" -- Heat 20020701 "[Sleb] is not only a brilliant satire on the shallow times we live in, but also a moving portrait of the disintegration of one man's life" -- Hello! 20020701 "It is safe to say that this will be one of the most enjoyable debuts of 2002" - Barry Forshaw, Publishing News 20020701 "A great read" -- Glamour 20020801 'Ingenious twist... Holmes has a great line in drunken, rage-filled monologues which collapse into pathos.' -- Literary Review 20020701 "A fascinating insight into the nature of celebrity and obsession" -- Red magazine 20020801 "Holmes is a very funny storyteller... Sleb is an enjoyable and well-executed novel" -- The Times 20020701 "A funny and enjoyable book... Holmes's caustic perspective manages to hit the mark." -- Express on Sunday 20020701 "A tragic, funny, touching and often terrifying account of a descent into alcoholism... [Sleb] succeeds through brilliant characterisation and a cunningly devised plot. A talent to watch." -- Big Issue in the North 20020701
About Andrew Holmes
Andrew Holmes is a freelance journalist. He is 32 years old and lives with his wife in Stoke Newington. SLEB is his first novel.
Sleb by Andrew Holmes
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (New Talent) 2003
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