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The Satsuma Complex

By: Bob Mortimer
Narrated by: Sally Phillips,Bob Mortimer
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*WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION 2023*

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Funny, clever and sweet’– Sunday Times

‘The much loved comic proves adept at noirish fiction in a debut whose surrealist humour sets it apart’ – Observer

My name is Gary. I’m a thirty-year-old legal assistant with a firm of solicitors in London. To describe me as anonymous would be unfair but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. I did make a good connection with a girl, but that blew up in my face and smacked my arse with a fish slice.

Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance called Brendan. When Brendan leaves early, Gary meets a girl in the pub. He doesn’t catch her name, but falls for her anyway. When she suddenly disappears without saying goodbye, all Gary has to remember her by is the book she was reading: The Satsuma Complex. But when Brendan goes missing, Gary needs to track down the girl he now calls Satsuma to get some answers.

And so begins Gary’s quest, through the estates and pie shops of South London, to finally bring some love and excitement into his unremarkable life…

A thrilling story with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Satsuma Complex is the brilliantly funny smash hit first novel by bestselling author and comedian Bob Mortimer.

©2022 Bob Mortimer (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK
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  • Categories: Romance

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"Like Spike Milligan, Mortimer has managed to use a novel for his distinctive comedic voice." (The Telegraph)

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A good fun listen.

The Satsuma Complex helped.me survive a dog dirt lind of week at work, well, that and 6 bottles of Squealing Pig shiraz and some salt and vinegar crisps.
Bob and Sally.made this an entertaining listen, some of voices sound like they came from his podcast and it made it funnier hearing them here. His autobiography is a great listen too.

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I've thought around it & concluded that Bob is the wonderful random burst of serotonin you didn't know you needed but are absolutely delighted you found!

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Loved the characters and the humour

Bob Mortimer was excellent narrating his own writing. My favourite was Wayne and boilersuit man

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I had a think around this...

I loved the story, the two voices, the quality of delivery, I loved the characters I was supposed to love. I loved to hate the characters I was supposed to hate. And Lassoo ❤️. And the squirrel ❤️.

I'm going out on a limb and suggesting checking with Bob's mum regarding his imagination might be a waste of time.

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Fabulously Entertaining

Enjoyed every second of this book, made all the better by Bob’s narration. Highly recommended!

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Funny. Engaging and oh so Bob

Loved this book. Wasn't sure at first, but soon loved Bob's narration. You can feel his quirky energy and humour throughout. The mystery story is well paced and ultimately satisfying. Best supporting role by a squirrel.

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Brilliant

I listened right the way through in one go. Gripping, entertaining and superbly well performed.

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The Satsuma Complex

Bob as the narrator really makes this book laugh out loud funny.
Great for anyone who wants an easy listen, a bit of fun and a solid story.

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The Satsuma Complex

Easy to listen to, I enjoyed this tale, a good holiday read. My first Bob Mortimer book, I’ll definitely look at his other stories.

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Comic genius

Loved this from start to finish and Bob getting Sally to help narrate was genius!

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