Dharma’s prose, channeled through Chopper’s voice, is funny, dead on and full of cheekiness. His foolproof comic timing and apt descriptions will have you in stitches. “The potent fumes,” he describes of Chopper’s glue sniffing, “were making their way through my mouth and nose like a pack of hungry wolves.”
With colorful colloquial language and plenty of good ol’ British slang (there’s a glossary in the back), it’s a catchy nihilistic look at life in ’80s Britain as seen through the trials of a teenager.
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