> Skip to content

'Brilliant' Sunday Times 'Hilarious' Literary Review 'Sublime' Cosmopolitan

Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth.

Reviews

A quite brilliant first novel

Sunday Times

The Liar is hilarious - page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy.

Literary Review

Brilliantly entertaining and consistently outrageous

Daily Mail

Sublime

Cosmopolitan

Read More

Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781409007722

    February 1, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    400 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
  • Paperback

    9780099457053

    October 1, 2004

    Arrow

    400 pages

    RRP $29.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • Audio CD

    9781846572753

    August 15, 2010

    Audiobooks

    RRP $49.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz