A brilliant, of-the-moment political satire like no other: here is Ian McEwan's Brexit-era take on Kafka's Metamorphosis, centered on a cockroach transformed into the prime minister of England. An Anchor Original.
That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a giant creature.
Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain--and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way; not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy.
In this bitingly funny Kafkaesque satire, Ian McEwan engages with scabrous humor a very recognizable political world and turns it on its head.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Opinionated - LibraryThing
We thought political satire was dead; how can you satirise figures like Johnson or Trump, who apparently have no shame, no empathy, and no goal other than power for its own sake? Ian McEwan shows that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jphamilton - LibraryThing
Stealing a line from “Time Fades Away” by Neil Young, ”disappointment lurks” when I think of Ian McEwan’s newest book, Cockroach. McEwan is one of my favorite writers, but this semi-inventive little ... Read full review