I love you, you smug,
sesquipedalian bastard you
*** Lots of parentheses and footnotes can only mean one thing - self-referential post-modernism! The author, a female, appears as a male character writing the book in which the character appears; Will Self plays himself in a fictional**** setting; I get confused by things and indeed stuff.
**** When I say fictional, it doesn have roots in reality, albeit inspired by the novel - check out The Will Self Club website for more on what Ms Mills does in her spare time.
***** I've finally managed to use this in a sentence in a relevant contect, You can stop the Internet now.