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Richard Ayoade - Ayoade on Top Book Signing

Blackwell's are delighted to announce that we will be joined by comedian, director and writer, Richard Ayoade, who will be signing his new book, 'Ayoade on Top'.

Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Saturday 26th October, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

  • Book signing

Free

About the Event

At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition.

Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne's novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy.

Venue Information

Blackwell's Bookshop
48-51 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BQ
United Kingdom

About the Book

Ayoade on Top
Ayoade on Top

Richard Ayoade

Publisher:Faber & Faber

Publication date:5 Sep 2019

ISBN:9780571339136

At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about.