About the Book
- Read about Luke’s first novel and his decision to turn to writing in an interview with Bookanista.
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- Luke Brown is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Manchester.
‘Theft is a witty, tender and insightful portrait of a city, and a life, at at time of crisis. It’s engrossing and charming and made me laugh many, many times.’
‘It’s rare to read something as cuttingly funny which is also this wise and humane, even while the plot moves like the twist of a knife. What do we choose? What’s already been chosen for us? In creating a protagonist and a scene so specific and forensically well-observed, Brown delivers a state of the nation / state of masculinity novel with the ebullience and momentum of a writer discovering his true and specific powers.’
‘I love Luke Brown’s intimate detailing of both the tiny fault lines, and vast chasms that divide us. This Britain is both utterly recognisable and freshly revealed and the writing assured, funny and always humane.’
Praise for My Biggest Lie
‘A real page-tuner. Deeply sensual.’ Gary Shteyngart
‘I grabbed this for its mad adventure but came away with a gift for the heart.’ DBC Pierre
‘Brown's novel captures the sun-soaked sexiness of the city . . . and the hazy drug that is desire better than anything I have read in years.’ The Guardian
‘Rewarding and ambitious.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘An unashamedly literary novel that nonetheless wears its learning lightly and is totally unpretentious: a ludic, drunk, dizzying jaunt.’ Dazed & Confused
‘A scintillating, intelligent and uproariously funny trip into the excesses of storytelling’ Big Issue
‘Smart, zingy and extremely funny, this is a real treat.’ Paul Murray
‘It’s warmth and tenderness are hard to resist.’ Catherine O’Flynn