The Butt: A Novel [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Tom Brodzinksi flicks his last cigarette out of his hotel window, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that threaten to upset the tenuous balance of peace in a not-too-distant dystopian land...A profoundly disturbing allegory, The Butt reveals the heart of a distinctly modern darkness.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
The Butt: A Novel

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price
(Save 91%)$11.99 List Price

Overview

When Tom Brodzinksi flicks his last cigarette out of his hotel window, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that threaten to upset the tenuous balance of peace in a not-too-distant dystopian land...A profoundly disturbing allegory, The Butt reveals the heart of a distinctly modern darkness.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

From Self, the British master of the satirical fantasy, comes a loquacious and inventive farce about the demise of civilization. Tom Brodzinski, relaxing on vacation in the postcolonial Feltham Islands, sets off a string of unfortunate events when he flicks a cigarette butt off his hotel balcony. It lands on the scalp of tourist Reginald Lincoln III. Reggie's happy to laugh it off, but things slide from bad to worse when Reggie is hospitalized and Tom is charged with assault with "a projectile weapon with a toxic payload." After a chaotic trial, Tom is ordered to pay a restitution of two good hunting "riffles," a set "coking pots" and $10,000. The catch is that the restitution needs to take place in the tribal heartland. This launches Tom and Brian Prentice, another foreign transgressor (Tom suspects pedophilia), on an expedition of Conradian proportions during which Tom is tormented by Brian's "rotten, cloacal physicality." Self (The Book of Dave; How the Dead Live; etc.) confirms his reputation for pulling off cleverly modeled literary experiments. This one is at times exhausting, but if you can stick with him, Self successfully presents an ironic and timely metaphor for our post-9/11 Bigger Brother world. (Sept.)

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608192502
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.93 (d)
  • File size: 660 KB

Meet the Author

Will Self is the author of The Quantity Theory of Insanity, winner of the 1993 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, Grey Area, Cock & Bull, My Idea of Fun, The Sweet Smell of Psychosis, Great Apes, Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys, Dorian, How the Dead Live, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2002, and The Book of Dave. He lives in London.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 19 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(6)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 19 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Lol

    Lmao

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Lol

    Lol

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    GRRRRRR!READ THIS

    IM MAD MY NEW I POD IS CONFUSING AND IVE NEVER HAD AN ELECTRONIC IN MY LIFE?GRRRR?MY MOM HAS NO IDEA HOW TO WORK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    If you seem to have an eggroll up your anal hole please dial the number below

    Screw you

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Booty book

    Booty butt check x3

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Byyyyyyyeeeeee

    Goin to get the mial

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Read this or Die

    Im amazing just leting u know

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Hgfh

    FART!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    This book s****

    Never read it and i would give it 0 stars but i cant

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    So true

    I have never read this book before because my mom and dad don't like me reading innaptopitete books.somtimes i read weird books like a sample of pee happy or typing up this post about the butt whoever reads this is a total weirdo

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Tys twin

    Oh it was soooooooooooooooo terrible fjeuuudhxgfbffhbfnhhfbfhddxmskxkjckfjrhdfedkfibjjhfhbhh rn

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Hello

    Hi

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Good

    Hmmm sex hot hhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaavvvvvvveeeeeee ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ddexx

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Awsome

    Like

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    I'm speechless...

    I felt like i was going crazy myself while reading this one - guess that's the point. An interesting punishment for passivism to be sure. I'll certainly be more careful while on vacation from now on! Writing is top notch - i look forward to reading more by will self. People @ starbucks can't help but ask why you're reading a book called the butt.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 19 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)