Available for the first time in eBook, ablack comedy in the grand tradition of word-drunk intellectuals-en-dementia from the author of Booker-shortlisted Under the Frog.
France. A skint, clapped-out British philosopher meets an incompetent, freshly released, one-armed, armed robber. The Thought Gang is born as the duo blag their way from Montpellier to Toulon for the ultimate bank robbery. Ferociously funny, Fischer combines an extravagant sense of humour with a flair for the grotesque in this heady follow-up to the Booker shortlisted Under the Frog.
Praise for The Thought Gang:
'Acerbic, dashingly inventive, very funny indeed' Christopher Hitchens, Mail on Sunday
'Fischer has a unique ability to hinge the most unlikely concepts together... charcoaling ideas to gem-hardened, irresistibly funny insights' Time Out
'Hilarious, fast-moving stuff' Independent
The son of Hungarian refugees, Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport in 1959. His first novel, Under the Frog was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1993. He is the author of four other novels, The Thought Gang, The Collector Collector, Voyage to the End of the Room and Good to be God as well as a collection of short stories Don't Read This Book If You're Stupid.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, his work has been published in twenty-five languages.