By Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley
'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's striking new novel. i cannot suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny present for recapturing each perspective, ache and word of youth and youth.' - Daily Mirror
'I wanted i might written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i might written his moment . . . Billy Liar is particularly humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited approach with out malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top
'A extraordinary novel, in language clean and candy, with characters shiny and singular in an artistic and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review
'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from strong to the fragile, is usually clean . . . should still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph
Billy Fisher feels trapped by means of his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling activity as an undertaker's clerk, and his existence in a lifeless, provincial city. His simply shelter is in his daydreams, the place he's the chief of the rustic of Ambrosia. regrettably, Billy's wild mind's eye leads him to inform lies consistently: to his mom and dad, his enterprise, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his get away to a lifetime of experience and pleasure in London, all his lies ultimately meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A wreck bestseller and one of many nice comedian novels of the 20 th century, Billy Liar (1959) encouraged an award-winning movie, a play, a musical, a tv sequence, and a sequel. This version marks the novel's first ebook in the United States in additional than fifty years and incorporates a new advent by way of Nick Bentley and a duplicate of the unique jacket artwork through William Belcher.