Join us for an evening with author John Niven to celebrate the launch THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL TO THE CULT DEBUT KILL YOUR FRIENDS – ‘Kill ‘Em All’. John will be in conversation with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and there will be a DJ set afterwards from the Mogwai guitarist.
It is 2017 – the time of Trump, Brexit and fake news. And time for the return of Steven Stelfox, exactly twenty years on from his Britpop heyday. Now forty-seven and rich beyond the dreams of avarice, Stelfox works only occasionally as a music industry ‘consultant’. A fixer. A problem solver. He’s had a call from his old friend James Trellick, president of one of the largest record companies in America. Trellick has a huge headache on his hands in the shape of …
Lucius Du Pre. The biggest pop star on earth. Well, once the biggest pop star on earth. Now he’s a helpless junkie and a prolific, unrepentant sexual predator. Through a programme of debt restructuring so complex even Trellick can barely understand it, Du Pre is massively in hock to the record company. The only way he can possibly pay it off is to embark on a worldwide comeback tour he’s in no shape to do. The picture is further complicated when the parents of one of Du Pre’s ‘special friends’ begin blackmailing him.
Enter Stelfox stage right. With stealth and cunning he begins to chart a road out of the nightmare and to make a killing in the process. For this age of ‘American carnage’ – of populism, of the lowest common denominator, of the Big Lie – is truly Stelfox’s time to shine. But in this time of uncertainty, nothing is a given.
‘THERE’S NOTHING FASTER, SADDER OR FUNNIER THAN JOHN NIVEN ON MEN.’
PRAISE FOR KILL YOUR FRIENDS
‘American Psycho meets The X Factor in an orgy of mad, gleeful nastiness.’
‘I loved Kill Your Friends. Scorched-earth humour at its finest.’ – Douglas Coupland
‘Hilarious … The funniest book about music for ages.’ – Independent
‘Magnificently eloquent in an utterly sewer-minded way … A vicious, black-hearted howl of a book …
Cripplingly funny in the way that only the very darkest comedy can be.’ – The Times
‘Dazzling … This book is fantastically funny. The humour isn’t so much dark as dismally black.’ – Time Out
‘A rollicking tale of record company excesses … Hysterical … a brilliant description of the last decadent blow-out.’ – Independent on Sunday
‘Wonderfully nasty … Bed-wettingly funny … A properly awesome read … Like American Psycho
meets Spinal Tap … except it’s more evil, more shocking and much, much funnier than that.’ – Scotsman
‘I barrelled through Kill Your Friends, appalled and happy … Wonderful.’ – Greil Marcus
‘Brilliant. It made me ill with laughter. The filthiest, blackest, most shocking, most hilarious debut novel I’ve read in years.’ – India Knight
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One £15 ticket admits one and includes a pre-publication copy of the new novel RRP £16.99.
One £20 ticket admits two and includes a pre-publication copy of the new novel RRP £16.99.