A Quickie With

A Quickie with Andrew Webber

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

My debut novel, ‘Lad’ – is a brutal satire of lad culture. It’s funny, appalling, emotive and not for the faint-hearted. Hopefully it holds up a mirror to a certain type of human behaviour. If anyone recognises themselves in the mirror that it holds up they should probably have a word with themselves.

If someone was to write your life story what would the title be?

“It’s not that bad is it?”

What’s the strangest fan question or request you’ve received?

My stalker biggest fan, John Marrs, sends me threatening, blood-inked letters to scare me into writing a crime/ murder novel next, instead of ‘messing about’ . I’ve recently caved in based on advice from the police and Interpol.

If you could co-write with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

I’d love to co-write with either Nic Pizzolatto or Bret Easton Ellis. They both channel such raw emotion through their best work and I find the darkness they create really inspiring. I’m sure we’d come up with a real LOLfest.

Tell me something nobody else knows about you (yet!)

I am terrified of giraffes, after being chased by one through the African bush a few years ago. It was EXACTLY like a scene from Jurassic Park. But with a giraffe.

Finally please recommend 3 books that you have recently read and tell me why you’ve chosen these.

Unforgiveable by Mike Thomas – a super intense, gritty and dark Police Procedural/ Thriller. It’s the second in the DC Will Macready series, and I’d hugely recommend it.

Cold Hands by John Niven – Niven’s biting satirical style was a big influence on me, particularly ‘Kill Your Friends’ and ‘Straight White Male’ . Cold Hands is exactly as you would expect John Niven turning his hand to the crime genre: thoroughly enjoyable.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis – I probably read this once a year at least. It’s a satirical masterpiece and some of the darkest humour ever put to paper. I love it.

Who is Andrew Webber? Andrew Webber is a writer of contemporary fiction based in London.

His debut novel Lad, a satirical take on UK lad culture was released in October 2016.

His novella (Today) and short story collections (We Are All Lost) have common themes, focusing on the isolation and weariness with modern life felt by many ordinary people.

He is a voracious reader, with a particular fascination with John Niven, Chuck Palahniuk, David Mitchell, Murakami, Alan Watts, psychology, philosophy and Soreen Malt Loaf.

 

Here is my 5 star review for Lad – which I thoroughly recommend to those with a sense of humour! CLICK HERE

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