Synopses & Reviews
Entertaining and often dazzling, this is Tibor Fischers second novel. Under the Frog
won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
A black comedy in the grand tradition of word-drunk intellectuals-en-dementia, The Thought Gang follows the larcenous adventures of blackout alcoholic philosopher Eddie Coffin who, in the wake of scandal, flees his professorship in England to begin the next logical step in his career: robbery.
Coffin and his new partner in crime and metaphysics, Hubert the one-armed robber, roadtrip across the Continent in a spree of crime and epistemology, arguing a cracked history of Western philosophy and plumbing the meaning of life.
A novel about a British philosopher who teams up with a one-armed French convict to rob banks, from Montpellier to Toulon. Tibor Fischer has also written "Under the Frog", which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
About the Author
Tibor Fischer was educated at Cambridge and worked as a journalist. His first novel, Under the Frog, won the Betty Trask Award, and he was nominated as one of Grantas Best of Young British Novelists.