by Joe Dunthorne


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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “[Dunthorne’s] precocious talent and cheerful fondness for the teenage male are showcased in Submarine. . . . Oliver’s voice is funny and dead-on.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver Tate is stealthily nosing his way forward through the murky and uniquely perilous waters of adolescence. His objectives? Uncovering the secrets behind his parents’ teetering marriage, unraveling the mystery that is his alluring and equally quirky classmate Jordana Bevan, and understanding where he fits in among the mystifying beings in his orbit. Struggling to buoy his parents’ wedded bliss, deep-six his own virginity, and sound the depths of heartache, happiness, and the business of being human, what’s a lad to do? Poised precariously on the cusp of innocence and experience, Oliver Tate aims to damn the torpedoes and take the plunge.

Praise for Submarine

“[Joe Dunthorne is] probably destined to be compared with Mark Haddon and Roddy Doyle.”The Miami Herald

“This absolutely winning debut novel isn’t so much a coming-of-age tale as it is a reflection on what it means to be a certain age and of an uncertain mind.”Los Angeles Times

“A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent.”The Times (London)

“Preternaturally wise, slightly devious and highly entertaining.”USA Today

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812978391
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 459,152
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, South Wales. His poetry has been featured on Channel 4 and Radio 3; he has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Hay-on-Wye, and Latitude. Now twenty-five, Dunthorne lives in London. Submarine is his first novel.

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Submarine 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So I read a lot, usually a book a week, and this is one of the best books I've read in the past couple of years. The narrator, Oliver Tate, is hilarious and brilliant and adorable and also sometimes rude all at the same time. I fell in love with him, and found myself laughing out loud in public at certain parts, something that rarely happens to me. And certain lines were just so perfect I read them over and over. Simply enough, the book was fantastic and I definitely recommend it to all interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is one of my absolute favorites ! the characters are some that you fall in love with and hate instantly. i would totally recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read with unique characters and a very interesting plot line.
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Guy on the cover is hot!
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When I was reading this book it reminded me so much of Youth in Revolt (the book not the movie) Its a funny read about a boy and his life: parents, school and his first love. I urge people to read this if this is the type of genre you enjoy. Its not hard to read, and its relatively short, but it moves at a good pace.
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