Lights Out In Wonderland by Dbc PierreLights Out In Wonderland by Dbc Pierre

Lights Out In Wonderland

byDbc Pierre

Paperback | October 8, 2013

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Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same direction. His destination is Wonderland. The nature and style of the journey is all that's to be decided.

Taking in London, Tokyo, Berlin and the Galapagos Islands, Lights Out In Wonderland documents Gabriel Brockwell's remarkable global odyssey. Committed to the pursuit of pleasure and in search of the Bacchanal to obliterate all previous parties, Gabriel's adventure takes in a spell in rehab, a near-death experience with fugu ovaries, a sexual encounter with an octopus, and finally an orgiastic feast in the bowels of Berlin's majestic Tempelhof Airport. Along the way we see a character disintegrate and re-shape before our eyes.

Lights Out In Wonderland carries you through its many corridors of delight and horror on the back of Gabriel's voice, which is at once skeptical, idealistic, broken and optimistic. An allegorical banquet and a sly commentary on these End Times and the march towards insensate banality, DBC Pierre's third novel completes a loose trilogy of fictions, each of which stands alone as a joyful expression of the human spirit.

DBC Pierre lives in County Leitrim, Ireland. Vernon God Little, his debut novel, won the MAN Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award. Ludmila's Broken English, his second, was published in 2006.
Title:Lights Out In WonderlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Faber And FaberLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571228895

ISBN - 13:9780571228898


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got lost in this book! This book is downright AMAZING! It was an entertaining journey of hilarity, sincerity and inspiration. This book was one of the main driving forces between helping me choose to stay home and get a big boy job or go out and explore the world. The book starts with the story's narrator informing you the read that he is about to kill himself. Well, ok I am now hooked, tell me more! It continues with his journey and making his final huzzah with friends and places around the world he wants to spend time with/in before he goes. I can't recommend this enough... soooo much love I have to give
Date published: 2017-04-02