The Full Ridiculous

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$15.95  $14.67
Soft Skull Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Mark Lamprell has worked in film and television for many years. He co-wrote the film Babe: Pig in the City and wrote and directed the award-winning feature My Mother Frank. The Full Ridiculous is his first novel. He lives in Australia.


Lamprell takes us through this period of growth and tumult in Michael O'Dell's life in a way that feels authentic and real, the worst moments are also some of the most humorous and touching . . . Readers who enjoy work written in the tone of life, and narratives that celebrate the minor (in the grand scheme of things) wins and losses that make up life will find The Full Ridiculous an enjoyable read that finds both levity and gravity in those little moments. --Examiner

The writing is clean and hilarious, and the second-person narration feels intimate . . . A hilarious, high-speed summer read. --Shelf Awareness

The Full Ridiculous will appeal to readers of quirky, contemporary fiction such as The Rosie Project or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It reminds us that sometimes, to really appreciate the beautiful highs of life, you need to hit rock bottom first. --Bookseller and Publisher

A lovely coming-of-age story about a middle-aged man who hurts, despairs, heals and comes to understanding. A very funny and truthful novel. -Kirkus Reviews

Lamprell debuts with a first-rate novel [and] manages to temper sentimentalism with a tonic wryness. --Publisher's Weekly