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Way To Go

Alan Spence (Rance-m House, £I2.99)

As famous last words 90, Wilde’s may be the cutest coil-shuffling epigram - ’either the wallpaper goes, or I do.’ Whatever your take on mortality, be it the ultimate one- Iiner, a choice of faith or a biological explanation for human atrophy, it is the one universal truth. God's democratic way. Beginning from the perspective of an undertaker's curious son trying out one of the coffins for size, Spence takes a peep behind the many masks of death to I. see how those left behind cope. Troubled by the nature of his father’s business and professionally dour countenance, the boy heads for swinging London, a place of obligatory free love, psychedelics and the Zen philosophy of tea drinking. Further world wandering follows, but death, its rituals and celebration, are never far away. Way To Go is a spiritual quest and a big, daft adventure. It goes for the jocular, but spills over with as much empathy as hilarity. There's grave- dancing Hells Angels, whisky-shaped coffins, an exploding Minister, relentless terrible gags and all the musings on death one could possibly care for short of imagining the colour scheme in the hereafter. Oscar would doubtless have approved. (Rodger Evans)


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