An Ugly Way To Go - and other Quintessentially Quirky Tales

      Iain Pattison
An Ugly Way To Go - and other Quintessentially Quirky Tales

Repulsive Barry plans to make himself handsome by facing a firing squad, bus driver Bert wakes from a coma to discover he can miraculously speak every language on the planet and a rampaging werewolf puts the wind up a hapless pirate crew.Acclaimed humorist Iain Pattison has been entertaining readers on both sides of the Atlantic for more than 15 years with satire stories that have won prize after prize, appeared in magazines and anthologies, and been broadcast on the UK’s most prestigious speech radio station, BBC Radio 4.In this second Quintessentially Quirky collection of Iain's best offbeat tales, you'll find a Preston bus driver who emerges from a coma to find he can speak every language on the planet, a hideous man who thinks facing a firing squad will make him a babe-magnet, a disgruntled wife scheming to sacrifice her husband to a slavering zombie horde, and a rebellious artist whose latest work deserves its headline-grabbing tag of "criminally controversial".From the droll and slapstick to the surreal and silly, this unconventional compilation is guaranteed to raise smiles - and demonstrates why Iain is acknowledged as a master of comedy's wickedly witty and unexpected. And an extra treat:We don't think movie DVDs should have the monopoly in offering bonus features, so we're delighted to include a guest story by one of Iain's favourite authors, Chloe Banks, who investigates what happens when the earth runs out of miracles in The Missing Signs and Wonders.

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