Lionel Asbo: State of England
'Why aren't you out smashing windows? It's not healthy'
Lionel Asbo - a very violent but not very successful criminal - has always looked out for his nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. He gives him fatherly advice (carry a knife) and introduces him to the joys of Internet porn. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books, a girl to love and to steer clear Uncle Li's psychotic pitbulls, Joe and Jeff.
Lionel is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won £139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news for Des who has a secret that could unleash his uncle's implacable vengeance.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nosajeel - LibraryThing
The writing is excellent and energetic. The title character, Lionel Asbo, is a somewhat clich̩d British thug who is a ruthless and brutally violent criminal but also has his own odd sort of moral ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - William345 - LibraryThing
Lionel Asbo is a bad thief. He spends long stretches in jail. He's in and he's out, a recidivist. Lionel's nephew, Desmond, is at fifteen years of age seduced by his grandmother, Grace, thirty-nine ... Read full review