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- With an introduction by David Flusfeder.
- In Prospect magazine, n+1 editor Richard Beck writes on America’s new literary generation. Lightning Rods is the one real alternative presented: ‘It opens up possibilities, both literary and political, that you hadn’t realised were there before.’
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'A razor-sharp comic masterpiece.’
‘A masterclass in contained satirical exploration.’
‘This is excellent: cold and crazy.’
'An extremely funny satire on office politics, sexual politics, American politics, and the art of positive thinking’
‘Nasty idea; very funny book. Helen DeWitt maintains a strong, clear, narrative voice throughout, pitch-perfectly parodying management speak, corporate culture and self-help bibles.’
‘As it moves inexorably onwards with the cold, hard logic of the free market, Lightning Rods gets ever funnier and more bizarre, its targets loftier and its analysis more acute’