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It’s Autumn, 2008, and Matt Freeman is having a very bad day. Stuck in Canary Wharf, he’s overwhelmed by shoddy merchandise, hollow corporations and broken promises. Later that night, things only get worse when he drops in on his girlfriend, Bobbie, a fashion PR and reality TV show fanatic.

As his London life spirals murderously out of control, Matt is forced to seek out old flames and consider North Korean business ventures. Sneered at by sales assistants and mugged by his own dreams, he searches for a final means of escape…


Reviews

‘This is a crime novel that jangles with the best sort of Highsmithian bug-eyed paranoia, but it’s also a savage satire on our over-inflated expectations and sense of entitlement. A dark comedy in the style of early Martin Amis, Get Me Out of Here will have you laughing and flinching at the same time’ – The Guardian

‘Sutton’s acute rendering of a bloated city in financial and moral freefall, and the ease with which the hatred and violence can overrun its streets, make this a very modern and thoroughly haunting piece of work’ – The Sunday Telegraph

‘Henry Sutton — who writes like a dream — has pulled off what Tom Wolfe did for the greed-is-good 80s in Bonfire of the Vanities. He has written — with black, comic brilliance — about our times’ – Daily Mirror

‘A bleak, brutal and relentlessly funny page-turner’ –The Financial Times

‘Totally brilliant and I haven't ever read anything quite like it’ – The Sun 

‘Sutton's black comedy is not only a timely reminder of how we were all suckered by the credit boom, but also a gripping read’ – Daily Mail

‘Sutton shows us everything through Freeman's eyes and he pulls it off very well indeed. A horrible character but a compelling narrator’ – Evening Standard

‘Sutton shows us everything through Freeman's eyes and he pulls it off very well indeed’ – The Scotsman

‘Gripping and darkly comic tale of 21st-century material greed’ – Shortlist

‘Very slick and very British; a tricky combo to pull off’ – GQ

‘A slice of bleakly comic urban paranoia’ – The Big Issue

‘Through Matt Freeman, Henry makes some acute observations about modern life. He's very good on the illusion of choice, the pointless glittering distractions of a consumerist society that offers a hundred varieties of shampoo but leaves swathes of people feeling so disenfranchised that they're more likely to vote for an X-Factor contest than a Member of Parliament’ – Eastern Daily Press

‘[Freeman's] a paranoid mess. A lying loser. A stony broke snob. And Sutton nails him.’ – The Telegraph

‘A great book exposing modern London man for the fool he is and depicting the retail-therapy lifestyle that many have fallen into: a 21st century London update of American Psycho’ – Waterstones Books Quarterly