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Grey Area and Other Stories (original 1994; edition 1996)

by Will Self

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Title:Grey Area and Other Stories
Authors:Will Self
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (1996), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 304 pages
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". You are left with the sense that if you were to read it all over again, you'd find more connections between the disparate worlds. It's really quite impressive how fully realized each story was with full character development."
read more: http://likeiamfeasting.blogspot.gr/2013/10/gray-area-will-self.html ( )
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FOR MY BROTHERS, NICK AND JONATHAN
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There are only eight people in London and fortunately I am one of them.
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The latest collection of short stories by Will Self explores a world so saturated with sensory stimulation its inhabitants are immune to it. In the minds of his characters, vastly complicated interior worlds and conspiracies are formed as protection against the monotony and emptiness of life. In the title story, a stenographer works for a company whose policy is to consume its own products, leading to the spiritual consumption of everyone who works for it. For Self's characters, reality is a virtual reality, imagined into existence as relief from the vapidity of themselves.

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A collection of nine stories includes "Between the Conceits," about the eight individuals who control all London, and "Inclusion," about the inexorable side effects of a revolutionary new antidepressant made from Amazonian bee excrement.

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