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  • The City Under the Skin
    Nicholson (Bleeding London) charms the reader with offbeat humor and unexpected narrative tangents, but he doesn’t trust his audience enough.
  • Hunters and Gatherers
    British satirist Nicholson's 1991 novel describes a writer commissioned to write a book about collectors and the various eccentrics he encounters during the course of his research.
  • Flesh Guitar
    The loose structure accommodates Nicholson's taste for parody and pastiche.
  • Female Ruins
    Nicholson eschews the sarcastic bite of his earlier books (such as Whitbread-nominee Bleeding London), unraveling a complex, subtle story with equally intricate and modulated characters.
  • Still Life with Volkswagens
    Nicholson deftly adds more bizarre characters, all linked by their Volkswagen mania.
  • The Miranda
    The reader meets Joe Johnson, the articulate narrator of Nicholson’s sharp and thought-provoking novel, at a crossroads in his life.
  • The Food Chain
    Britain's Nicholson delivers a savvy, morbidly humorous story of a trendy L.A. restaurateur's undesired initiation into a secretive London club.
  • Footsucker
    It's not Nicholson's most ambitious book, but those who aren't too grossed out will enjoy this fiendish satire of a culture obsessed with sex, power and kinky apparel.
    Nicholson's alternating narrative is split three ways.
    (Feb.)Forecast:If Nicholson ever manages to break out in the U.S.
  • Bleeding London
    Meanwhile, Nicholson follows the stalkings of Mick Walton, a Sheffield tough who has come down to sort out six chaps whom his stripper girlfriend has fingered for raping her at a party.
  • The Food Chain
    Nicholson's stateside debut, a dark parable of appetites carnal, commercial and culinary, sets him firmly in the contemporary British mode of savvy, morbid humor pioneered by compatriots like Martin Amis and Pete Davies.
  • Everything and More
    An off-beat tale with a sardonic edge, Nicholson's brightly lit black comedy takes place in Haden Brothers, a monstrous London department store that is a combination of Harrod's, Kafka's Castle and the Marx Brothers' The Big Store.
  • Sex Collectors: The Secret World of Erotic Consumers, Connoisseurs, Curators, Creators, Dealers, Bibliographers, and Accumulators
    Nicholson is aware of these shortcomings: "I know it's partial, prejudiced, incomplete....
  • Footsucker
    Leather pumps, larceny and love from an offbeat master (Still Life with Volkswagens) of black comedy.

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