The amazing (or rather, amazingly normal) story of a young man told by himself through unsent letters to his idol, Morissey (of Smiths fame). A compelling insight into the generation of the sons of Mrs. Thatcher's victims.
If you love - or loved - the Smiths and Morrissey, this novel is a must. I had a lot of fun reading it, though it's full of that caustic, witty humour that comes from tragedy and bad experiences. The protagonist, Raymond, epitomizes the good-hearted child turned into a troubled 'wrong boy' because of a dysfunctional family and a repressive school system. In the seedy, squalid depths of suburban Britain, he becomes a kind of scapegoat, an outsider: his misadventures are incredible!
A little flaw: the final part of the book didn't read very convincing.