Christopher Ross travelled to Japan in 1991 and ended up staying for nearly five years. Here he studied Japanese language and contemporary literature, and took up aikido. He also worked as an English teacher, model and television actor, appearing in numerous commercials and in a popular Japanese historical soap opera. Ross is the author of Tunnel Visions (2002), a bestseller, and Mishima's Sword: Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend (2005). Christopher Ross is now a full-time author and lives in Paris.
'This is one of the most original and surprising books that I have read for years: a reflection on city life by an unusual mind that proves just how extraordinary the ordinary can be.' Christopher Matthew, Daily Mail, (Critics Choice) 'Ross has produced a truly brilliant book.' Gary Younge, Guardian 'Very funny . . . a parable of our times.' Iain Sinclair, Daily Telegraph ' . . this unique, utterly original little philosophical tome. This is pop philosophy in its best sense: a kind of subterranean Sophie's World, but more adult, darker-edged, its modest wisdom harder won.' Literary Review