A charming package of miniature comic masterpieces.
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A mobile phone is something that gives you the whole world at the touch of your finger – but this book is even better. Magic Mobile is a collection of thirty ‘pre-loaded’ new text files in a no-fuss, non-digital entertainment system. In a volume that succeeds Matchbox Theatre and Pocket Playhouse, each of these short comic masterpieces displays Michael Frayn’s unique genius in forever capturing life’s latest absurdities.
Tune in to the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Magic Mobile 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June.
Michael Frayn’s eleven novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen.
Magic Mobile should really make you laugh . . . a collection of 35 sketches, none of them very long, most of them tremendously inventive and enjoyable . . . where one good idea follows another and you can read just two or three of them at a time, it’s positively invaluable
Michael Frayn is the most philosophical comic writer – and the most comic philosophical writer – of our time.
Though many of the topics might have occurred to any of us, it is only the brain of Michael Frayn that is capable of finding the additional humour or wisdom and then committing it to the page in beautifully written fashion. Indeed, one of the pleasures of reading this book is the knowledge that this writer is not only highly literary but also has a lovely writing style and understanding of language. This is one of those books that should appeal to everybody...
'A rich mix of observations and preoccupations... never lacking in perceptive intelligence... [a] bright glimpse of Frayn's searching metaphysical genius at its best.'
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