‘Going Out Backwards’, by Ross Fitzgerald & Ian McFadyen.
Ross Fitzgerald & Ian McFadyen
Kingsley Amis and his repulsive hero “Lucky” Jim Dixon have a great deal to answer for, not least an enduring strain of fiction writing devoted to charmless, sexist, self-indulgent, academic anti-heroes.
GOING OUT BACKWARDS belongs in this tradition, the fifth of historian Ross Fitzgerald’s books featuring the hapless Grafton Everest, with this one co-written by actor and writer Ian McFadyen.
Grafton is, as ever, preoccupied with his own appetites. He’s obsessed by his penis, which after prostate surgery …