By Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley
'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's amazing new novel. i cannot suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny reward for recapturing each angle, soreness and word of youth and youth.' - Daily Mirror
'I needed i would written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i might written his moment . . . Billy Liar is particularly humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited manner with out malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top
'A excellent novel, in language clean and candy, with characters brilliant and singular in an artistic and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review
'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from powerful to the fragile, is usually clean . . . should still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph
Billy Fisher feels trapped via his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling task as an undertaker's clerk, and his lifestyles in a lifeless, provincial city. His in simple terms 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 regularly: to his mom and dad, his enterprise, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his break out to a lifetime of event and pleasure in London, all his lies ultimately meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A damage 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 booklet in the USA in additional than fifty years and encompasses a new advent via Nick Bentley and a replica of the unique jacket artwork by way of William Belcher.