Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

The More You Ignore Me


Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

The new hilarious, poignant and darkly comic novel by the Queen of Comedy

About the Author

Jo Brand is a stand-up comic with many TV and radio shows to her name. She is married with two children and lives in South London.


Brand's (It's Different for Girls) latest lacks focus as she alternates between the voices of a devoted husband, Keith, his schizophrenic wife, Gina, and their daughter, Alice. The story, set in a small English town, is best served when Alice dispels her concerns about the psychiatric illness that has left her mother, Gina, in a medicated fog throughout most of Alice's young life. Alice's voice is the most poignant and fleshed out, and she lends a certain charm to the tale, as does the clever twist of Alice's obsession with musician Morrissey, who first hit the music charts with his band the Smiths in the early '80s when Alice was a young teen. Her somber existence is mimicked in his music, which gives a solid sense of the period and Alice's thoughts. Alice's path provides an interesting insight into how a child deals with a parent's mental illness, but the book as a whole misses the mark, pulling in too many directions. And the introduction of Gina's family, an uneducated country bumpkin clan, only adds to the confusion. (June) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

"interesting, and quirky, and worth your time"
"The farce always blends with sorrow, and the sense of cartoon families everywhere makes for touching sitcom drama."--Booklist

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The More You Ignore Me on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top