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The Quantity Theory of Insanity is Will Self's first book, and although I had previously read Cock and Bull before I picked up this text, I felt as though I was starting over with... Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Peter Mathews
The Quantity Theory of Insanity is a fabulous debut collection of stories by the genius English writer Will Self, who has written so much since then that this first collection is... Read morePublished on October 28, 2007 by Sirin
Will Self is perhaps the most cruel, heartless writer of contemporary British fiction today. He has an immense encyclopedic intellect, but cares little for his characters,... Read morePublished on November 23, 2000 by "johnthirdearl"
Clever, but monotonic japes at academic theorizing; the stories descend into anarchic confusion like early DeLillo novels, but with less purpose. Read morePublished on October 15, 1999 by Michael Wendt
then manages to suck the life out of them. Each story takes a facinating idea, but then leaves it in neutral. Read morePublished on May 9, 1999
Will Self's book 'The Quantity Theory of insanity' is a frightening leap into the bizarre. He takes mundane, ordinary situations from suburban life and in his uniquely pleonastic... Read morePublished on January 11, 1999
Will Self takes a handful of half-cocked insights - the type that flit through your head while brushing your teeth in the morning - and actually develops them into a collection of... Read morePublished on November 6, 1998
I think it is a thrilling experience to actually be able to read this book. You get a lot out of it, especially in everyday matters and other situations. Read morePublished on October 2, 1998