Ruby and the Stone Age Diet

Published February 15, 2010 by Molly

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Martin Millar is the literary equivalent of Ralph Steadman. In a word: gonzo. His newest is the re-release of 1989’s sleek Ruby and the Stone Age Diet, published by Soft Skull Press and containing exactly 160 pages of typically madhat Millar, whom you might remember from Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation, the 1987 cult classic about shady characters in Brixton.

Millar himself issued the following bulletin on his blog, regarding the re-release: I’m pleased this book is now back in print. Unlike certain other books among my backlist, which tend to make me bury my face in my hands, wailing Did I really write this?, I’ve always liked Ruby and the Stone Age Diet.

Right! Yes. If that’s not an endorsement, we’re not sure what is. Oh. Maybe this: the plot of Ruby features demons, electric guitars, Incan spirits and werewolves. And also Neil Gaiman is a fan. Yeah!

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2 comments so far

  1. Ross says:

    I thought Hunter S. Thompson was the literary equivalent of Ralph Steadman

  2. Miss b says:

    You Anglophile you.

    I loved Alby Starvation, and Ruby. It’s great to see his name after 20+ years of reading his books.

    Good to see some recognition.