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Christopher Nosnibor’s latest literary assault takes his quest for literary self-annihilation to a new level and poses the question: is this the end of the novel?

Boasting a title that borders on the unmarketable and is guaranteed to be blocked by most retailers, ‘This Book is Fucking Stupid’ is arguably the very definition of commercial suicide. The paper-thin plot eschews literary conventions such as character development and linear progression, and instead focuses on a brief period of stasis in the lives of two friends who are growing apart.

However, true to form, Nosnibor shatters all semblance of continuity to forge a work that stretches what can be considered a novel to breaking point. Identities crumble beneath the weight of self-negating ideas and linear narrative dissolves in a corrosive tsunami of conflicting concepts and contradictory commentaries. ‘This Book’ is a challenging and labyrinthine work designed to confuse, bewilder and frustrate, as well an beguile, amuse and entertain. ‘This Book’ may be stupid, or it may be a work of genius. Either way, it’s a book like no other.

Yet beneath it all is a thought-provoking work that challenges notions of authorship and the distinctions that separate theory, criticism, fiction and memoir, and amongst the rubble there lies a touching tale of midlife anxiety in the postmodern age of late capitalism and information overload.

‘This Book is Fucking Stupid’ will be published as an e-book by Clinicality Press on 10th May 2012.

More details to follow.

Two weeks to go until From Destinations Set gets its full unveiling as a mass-market paperback, and the first review is in. Author Leeza Coleman got stuck in and unravelled the layers of the plot and the physicality of the text and found the book to be ‘a revelation.’ Read the full review here.

The book is now available to order at a special discount from Clinicality Press in advance of the publication date, March 28th. To order your copy, follow this link.