Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys

Will Self


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Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys is a new collection of cork-screwed tales from the author of Great Apes. The Guardian (London) describes Will Self as a wayward genius, and you can find out why when you observe the authors pitiless dissection of the foibles of men, women, and the Volvo 760 Turbo.Selfs world is a no-funhouse of warped mirrors. A man is seduced into a misanthropically charged symbiosis with the insects infesting his cottagehe has entered Flytopia. In A Story for Europe, a two-year-old English child utters his first, halting words . . . in business German. In Caring, Sharing, status-conscious New Yorkers navigate the perils of dating along with their very literal inner children. In The Rock of Crack as Big as the Ritz, a black Londoner discovers an enormous rock of crack cocaine underpinning his houseand quickly turns it into an efficient little empire. In the title story...

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