Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of by Nicholas Johnson, Eirik Sønneland

By Nicholas Johnson, Eirik Sønneland

Johnson’s savagely humorous [book] is a grunt’s-eye view of worry and loathing, vanity and madness in a dysfunctional, dystopian closed group. It’s like M*A*S*H on ice, a bleak, black comedy.”—The Times of London

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