The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb | Granta

  • Published: 01/04/2008
  • ISBN: 9781846270789
  • 129x20mm
  • 256 pages

The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb

Jonny Glynn

‘I am not a good man. I am not a bad man. In seven days I will be dead. My name is Peter Crumb. This is what remains …’ Peter Crumb is a man whose life has been derailed by a single, devastating act of violence in his past. Now, in what he intends to be his last week on Earth, he is determined to leave his mark upon humanity – randomly, unjustly, with infinite attention to detail. And Monday means murder …

Shatteringly well written, this is a car-crash-compelling description of a week in the hell inhabited by one splintered and savage soul – an unrehearsed and unputdownable Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for our times.

Peter Crumb's intellect, scathing wit and good looks endear him to the reader, acts of mutilation and near-necrophilia aside - for those that can stomach it, the devil in Glynn's details begs to be read

Book of the Month, Dazed and Confused

Sometimes it's sad. Sometime it's funny. Moreover, it's daringly discomforting, like American Psycho unleashed on middle England. This is not a creation you'll want to turn your back on


Horrific but great

Chuck Palahnuik

The Author

Writer-actor Jonny Glynn has written for stage and screen and recently performed in Stratford and the West End as part of the RSC’s year-long complete works of Shakespeare programme. This is his first book and is currently being developed for film.

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