A vital read for anyone who wants to understand just who the hell some men think they are.
By day, Charlie Bain is the school's most inspiring teacher. By night he prowls the stylish bars of Glasgow seducing women. Fuelled by art, drugs and fantasies of being an indie star, Charlie journeys further into hedonism, unable to see the destruction his desires are leading everyone towards...
F*cked up, funny and fantastic - Lauren Laverne
An insane, hallucinatory mosaic of sexual dysfunction, pathos, humour and narrative energy - A.L. Kennedy
Bissett's third novel is delivered with invention and flair - Esquire
Hilarious, disturbing and hugely entertaining... Bain is a remarkable creation - Big Issue
[Alan Bissett] has pulled the sheets back on Lothario men and shown them lying there wriggling, pathetic, and bare-bummed...Bissett proves himself to be a fresh, compelling and distinctly Scottish literary talent - Scotland on Sunday
Devilishly funny and disturbingly accurate. A real gem - News of the World
A high-speed, coke-fuelled rollercoaster ride through bars, classrooms and bedrooms - Scotsman
This is a novel of real ambition and complexity, at its heart a delicious tension between the desire to be good and darker urges in a world of ever fewer boundaries - Gutter magazine
Alan Bissett was born in Falkirk in 1975. His acclaimed first novel, BOYRACERS, published whilst he was still a student, was based on his adolescent experiences growing up there. His ambitious second novel, THE INCREDIBLE ADAM SPARK, was extraordinarily well received. A full-time writer and playwright, he has acted onstage in his own 'one-woman show', 'Times When I Bite', which was also adapted for film. His plays 'The Ching Room', 'Turbo Folk' and 'The Moira Monologues' have all been recent stage successes. The Shutdown won two Jim Poole awards for Best Scottish Short Film 2009. Alan has also been a support act for Malcolm Middleton, The Vaselines and Zoey Van Goey. He currently is much in demand as a live performer of his own work.