The most unique and original story you'll read this year
Who can you trust when you can’t even trust yourself?
Benton Kirby’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. This is hardly surprising, however, as he never really had one in the first place. Armed with a philosophy degree, a dead fiancé, a brother who drives Death around London in his black cab, and a girlfriend with a history of suicidal pets, Benton – ambitionless and emotionally disengaged – embarks, for no apparent reason, on an affair with a beautiful, sexually adventurous, Korean virgin. Following a strange snowballing of even stranger events, he finds himself, at last, exactly not where he ever imagined he would be, up a tree at night in the park with a hedgehog
P Robert Smith splits his time between inner city Sydney and the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast of Australia. Up a Tree in the Park At Night with a Hedgehog is his first novel.
It's totally fucking brilliant. I love it,Brilliantly quirky, even the most cringe-worthy moments are laugh-out-loud funny,I think I've got it! Up a tree (funny). In the park (romantic). At night (sad). With a hedgehog (weird and wholly original). A funny, romantic, sad, wholly original novel. Buy it, read it, you won't regret it.,Page-turningly odd,Smith's tone and turn of phrase is light and funny,Moments in this book made me laugh out loud,The pretender to Mark Haddon's crown...a truly entertaining read