Before: Having never read any of Mr. Home’s work before, I was an almost perfect audience for this book—I had no expectations at all, and after laughing out loud at the first couple of paragraphs, I was hooked. To that end, I feel like this should be registered as: N/A /10
During: If one is not easily offended, and not a slave to traditional narrative, this is one of the most consistently funny and enjoyable reading experiences one will find anywhere: 9/10
After: As engaging and fun as it was to read, upon later reflection, a feeling like consuming an entire cake—feeling slightly sick but steadfastly saying “I regret nothing!”—ensued. More accurately, perhaps, would be “a filth hangover.” 8/10
Above: Stewart Home performance at Building F in London’s Stoke Newington on 23 November 2013.