By Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley
'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's awesome new novel. i cannot suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny present for recapturing each perspective, pain and word of early life and youth.' - Daily Mirror
'I wanted i would written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i would written his moment . . . Billy Liar is especially humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited approach with out malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top
'A really good novel, in language clean and candy, with characters bright and singular in a creative and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review
'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from strong to the fragile, is usually clean . . . should still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph
Billy Fisher feels trapped through his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling activity as an undertaker's clerk, and his existence in a lifeless, provincial city. His merely shelter is in his daydreams, the place he's the chief of the rustic of Ambrosia. regrettably, Billy's wild mind's eye leads him to inform lies continuously: to his mom and dad, his business enterprise, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his get away to a lifetime of event and pleasure in London, all his lies eventually meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A spoil bestseller and one of many nice comedian novels of the twentieth century, Billy Liar (1959) encouraged an award-winning movie, a play, a musical, a tv sequence, and a sequel. This version marks the novel's first ebook in the United States in additional than fifty years and encompasses a new creation through Nick Bentley and a duplicate of the unique jacket artwork by means of William Belcher.