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A very funny book for seriously unfunny times, this is the first credit crunch novel, a tale where the laughs are black, bitter, and laced with blind panic.' Tony Parsons

Henry Sutton has always had a knack for squeezing the national zeitgeist into tight little narratives.'
Geoff Dyer
It’s autumn 2008 and Matt Freeman is having a very bad day. Stuck in Canary Wharf, he’s overwhelmed by shoddy merchandise, hollow corporations and broken promises. Later that night, things only get worse when he drops in on his girlfriend, Bobbie, a fashion PR and reality TV show fanatic.
As his London life spirals murderously out of control, Matt is forced to seek out old flames and consider North Korean business ventures. Sneered at by sales assistants, abused by cabbies and mugged by his own dreams, he searches for a final means of escape.
Get Me Out of Here is a novel of comic anger, of success and failure, commerce and culture – and, fundamentally, belief – in a busted city.


A 21st century London update of American Psycho


Henry Sutton - who writes like a dream - has pulled off what Tom Wolfe did for the greed-is-good 80s in Bonfire of the Vanities. He has written - with black, comic brilliance - about out times

Tony Parsons, Daily Mirror

Totally brilliant and I haven't ever read anything quite like it

The Sun

With Matt Freeman, Sutton has really captured the Zeitgeist ... Is he a killer or just a frustrated loser? Following the clues is fascinating in itself. When I finished this book, I wanted to read it again, and did

Financial Times

This is a crime novel that jangles with the best sort of Highsmithian bug-eyed paranoia, but it's also a savage satire on our over-inflated expectations and sense of entitlement. A dark comedy in the style of early Martin Amis, Get Me Out of Here will have you laughing and flinching at the same time

Laura Wilson, Guardian

Sutton's acute rendering of a bloated city in financial and moral freefall, and the ease with which the hatred and violence can overrun its streets, make this a very modern and thoroughly haunting piece of work

Sunday Telegraph

It's cleverly handled and Sutton keeps us on our toes ... well written and well paced


[Sutton's hero's] a paranoid mess. A lying loser. A stony broke snob. And Sutton nails him perfectly in pacy thriller form

Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph

Very slick and very British; a tricky combo to pull off

GQ online

A slice of bleakly comic urban paranoia

Big Issue

Sutton's black comedy is not only a timely reminder of how we were all suckered by the credit boom, but also a gripping read

John Harding, Daily Mail

If you like your stories spoon-fed, this might not be the novel for you. If you can abandon the cutlery, hand sanitiser and table manners - tuck in

The Wharf

A cross between Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho and Martin Amis's Money

Daily Telegraph

Its ace, addictive and enthralling

Danny Wallace, Daily Mail

Blisteringly angry..,begins as a black comedy but gradually turns much darker with the mad-as-hell narrator suspected of murdering his lovers in London

Sunday Telegraph

Sutton shows us everything through Freeman's eyes and he pulls it off very well indeed. A horrible character but a compelling narrator

William Leith, Evening Standard

Sutton shows us everything through Freeman's eyes and he pulls it off very well indeed

William Leith, The Scotsman

This darkly comic novel with it's brilliantly acute observations of life in London in the 21st Century completely captures the zeitgeist and raises more than a few laughs.

Carla McKay, Daily Mail

Gripping and darkly comic tale of 21st-century material greed


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  • Paperback


    March 15, 2011


    272 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    March 15, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    272 pages

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