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MARRY ME by Dan Rhodes is the sequel to his ANTHROPOLOGY AND 100 OTHER STORIES
Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes, The Little White Car. In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author's Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.
* Savagely funny, startlingly original The Times * One of the most inventive authors around Heat * Oh, how we love Dan Rhodes ... Reliably odd but fabulous Guardian * Rhodes is that real, rare thing - a natural storyteller Sunday Times * My favourite writer who isn't dead -- STEWART LEE * A literary treasure -- LOUIS DE BERNIERES * Dan Rhodes is a true original, with a fresh, funny, quirky style that seems to owe nothing to other writers and everything to his own powers of invention -- HILARY MANTEL * Marriage, in these stories, is a process that reveals glaring blind spots in relationships, to comic, tragic and sometimes bizarre effect. -- Ted Hodgkinson Granta * Few writers can match Rhodes gag for gag; fewer still can match his effortless creation of a fully realised fictional universe. -- Stuart Evers Daily Telegraph * Rhodes's gift is to sketch a situation deadpan, and to imply the world it arises from. Taken individually, many of them could be the script for a gag cartoon or a bit in a standup routine, but in aggregate, they build up to a worldview: quirky, jaded, and yet strangely tender. They provoke a curdled eye-boggle of recognition, a yelp of laughter, a groan. or - the best of them - a sense of restrained but accepting melancholy -- Sam Leith The Guardian * Rhodes has conjured an unmissable treat... We Love This Book * Rhodes is brilliant at overturning convention and expected emotion. He takes an idea and elopes with it. -- Kate Kellaway The Observer * ...they pack an elegant, occasionally devastating, punch -- Alice Jones the Independent * Rhodes has conjured an unmissable treat for fans of microfiction, beautiful books and quirky writing We Love this Book * Weird and wonderful ... The perfect quirky Valentine's Day gift for the literary lover in your life Heat * Rhodes's lightness of touch, haiku-like brevity and willingness to break out the odd moment of romantic optimism makes for a fun, angst-free read Metro * Taken individually, the stories iunvariably raise a chuckle, usually accompanied by a wince and an involuntary acknowledgement of the truth behind the sloppy stuff of romance. But more impressively, when taken as a whole, Marry Me amounts to a bleak yet funny world view, as if PG Wodehouse and Graham Greene had got together to form a greetings card company Independent * The perfect way to while away a wintry afternoon Bookmunch * Few writers can match Rhpdes gag for gag; fewer still can match his effortless creation of a fully realised fictional universe -- Stuart Evers Daily Telegraph