Critically acclaimed author Alexei Sayle introduces the curious tale of MISTER ROBERTS in his most funny and poignant novel yet.
Above a small village in Spain, an English costume designer sees a bright shining star lurch abruptly across the sky.On Christmas Day a strong, silent man with blank eyes enters Bar Noche Azul.
Only a thirteen year old boy could have guessed that there was any connection between the two.
Wonderfully inventive, darkly funny and thoughtful, MISTER ROBERTS is both an original coming-of-age story and an unusual take on the corrupting influence of power.
Among the very few comedians to write fiction which can be taken seriously as literature . . . It's also extremely funny. - Independent on Sunday
Hilariously bonkers - Red
Brains, wit and welcome absurdity...there is also a surprising amount of warmth - Guardian
'Ridiculously entertaining' - The Times
'Full of inventive comedy' - Herald
'A deliciously barmy, yet affecting cautionary tale...the considered, pitch-perfect prose of a talented novelist who also happens to have a wildly perverse imagination, and a store of beautifully delivered one-liners.' - Scotsman
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.