Author(s): Alexei Sayle
Above a small village in Spain, an English costume designer sees a bright shining star lurch abruptly across the sky.On Christmas Day a strong, silent man with blank eyes enters Bar Noche Azul. Only a thirteen year old boy could have guessed that there was any connection between the two.Wonderfully inventive, darkly funny and thoughtful, MISTER ROBERTS is both an original coming-of-age story and an unusual take on the corrupting influence of power.
'Ridiculously entertaining' -- The Times 'A deliciously barmy, yet affecting cautionary tale...the considered, pitch-perfect prose of a talented novelist who also happens to have a wildly perverse imagination, and a store of beautifully delivered one-liners.' -- Scotsman 'Among the very few comedians to write fiction which can be taken seriously as literature ... It's also extremely funny.' -- Independent on Sunday 'Brains, wit and welcome absurdity...there is also a surprising amount of warmth' -- Guardian 'Full of inventive comedy' -- Herald 'Hilariously bonkers' -- Red 20081101
Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. His television work as a writer and performer includes The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, and The All New Alexei Sayle Show. He has written regularly for the Observer, Indepedent, Time Out, Car Magazine and Esquire and he has appeared in numerous films, from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade to Gorky Park and Swing. He recently presented Alexei Salye's Liverpool for BBC 2.