Great ApesWill Self
After a night of routine debauchery in London's clubland, the artist Simon Dykes falls asleep – only to wake up to find his girlfriend has been transmogrified into a chimp. Indeed the whole of London, though functioning normally, is run and inhabited by chimps. Can the great chimp-doctor, Zack Busner, cure him of his illusion that he's human? A wonderfully funny and clever novel that manages too to evoke great feelings of pity and sadness in the reader, this is in effect a meditation on how we treat animals.
William Woodard "Will" Self (born 1961) is an English novelist and short story writer. His fictional style is known for being satirical, grotesque and fantastical. He is a respected commentator on contemporary British life, with regular appearances on Newsnight and Question Time.
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Photo: Will Self at Humber Mouth 2007. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.