The renowned comedian and presenter Alexei Sayle proves himself to be a formidable literary talent in this wonderful collection of sleek, dark, and witty short stories.
A septuagenarian contract killer, a chronic hypochondriac, two zombie-creating comedians, a good Samaritan and a man called Barnaby whose holiday takes an unexpected turn. In these sleek and witty tales, described by Loaded as an excellent collection of dark, funny and bizarre short stories , Alexei Sayle s characters are vividly, wryly - and occasionally disturbingly - portrayed. Their voices, and the stories they have to tell will remain in the mind for a long, long time.
Brilliant tragedy and brilliant comedy in one stunning sentence It reminded me most of nothing I d ever read before. - Douglas Adams
A cracking read dense with smart ideas, sour observations and loony rants - Independent on Sunday
Arch, desiccated and menacing brilliant - The Times
Barcelona Plates will put a smile on your face and a chill down your spine. - Time Out
Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. His television work as a writer and performer includes The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, and The All New Alexei Sayle Show and Alexei Sayle's Liverpool for BBC 2. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and appeared in numerous films, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to Gorky Park. He is currently writing his memoir, STALIN ATE MY HOMEWORK, which will be published by Sceptre in 2010.