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Submarine

By Joe Dunthorne

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| Paperback | 9780241955154

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"Submarine" is the wickedly funny first novel by Joe Dunthorne. Now an acclaimed film by Richard Ayoade. Meet Oliver Tate, fifteen years old. Convinced that his father is depressed ('Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner') Continue

"Submarine" is the wickedly funny first novel by Joe Dunthorne. Now an acclaimed film by Richard Ayoade. Meet Oliver Tate, fifteen years old. Convinced that his father is depressed ('Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner') and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, ('a hippy-looking twonk'), he embarks on a hilariously misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity - before he turns sixteen - to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana. Will Oliver succeed in either aim? Submerge yourself in Submarine and find out..."Brilliant ...laugh-out-loud enjoyable. The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a troubled teenager's coming-of-age since "The Catcher in the Rye"". ("Independent"). "A richly amusing tale of mock GCSEs, sex, death and challenging vocabulary...Excruciatingly funny incidents and cracking gags". ("Time Out"). "Excellent ...the wonderful, Day-Glo certainties of adolescence have rarely been so brilliantly laid out". ("Independent on Sunday"). "Perfectly pitched ...transplants "The Catcher in the Rye" to south Wales...Dunthorne can make you laugh like did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon".
("Observer"). "A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent". ("The Times"). Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His first novel, "Submarine", won the Curtis Brown prize, has been translated into ten languages and in spring 2011 was made into an acclaimed film by Richard Ayoade. His second novel, "Wild Abandon", was the winner of the Encore Award 2012. His stories, poems and journalism have been published in the "Guardian", the "Independent", the "Financial Times", the "Sunday Times", "Vice" and "Poetry Review". He lives in London.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Me deseas, me deseas.

    Sin duda el principio de un libro más impactante que he leído. Tiene recursos narrativos muy divertidos, como el diario que comparte con Jordana o su obsesión por destacar palabras que le impactan al protagonista.

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    Zu PaiPai said on Feb 4, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Lee mi reseña: http://soyunaavidalectora.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/submarino-joe-dunthorne.html

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    inés said on Sep 8, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    *** This comment contains spoilers! ***

    Palabra del día: Jordana.

    Oh, Diario,
    La quiero. La quiero. La quiero mucho. Jordana es la persona más asombrosa que he conocido en mi vida. Podría comérmela. Podría beber su sangre. Es la única persona que permitiría reducir a tamaño microscópico para que explorara mi cuerp ...(continue)

    Oh, Diario,
    La quiero. La quiero. La quiero mucho. Jordana es la persona más asombrosa que he conocido en mi vida. Podría comérmela. Podría beber su sangre. Es la única persona que permitiría reducir a tamaño microscópico para que explorara mi cuerpo desde el interior de una minúscula máquina sumergible. Es maravillosa, guapa, sensible, divertida y sexi. Es demasiado buena para mí. ¡Es demasiado buena para nadie!

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    Wio said on Mar 20, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Reseña: http://forbiddenplanetblog.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/literatura-submarino.html

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    Miyu said on Jan 8, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Love it!

    The film is wonderful in a film way.
    The original book is amazing in a book way.

    It's just very well written and the story and the way Joe depicts the coming of age is a stroke of genius. Just love it!

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    hermia said on Jan 3, 2013 | Add your feedback

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