something is him
It’s been said that you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family. Lionel Abso, the titular character of this British novelist’s latest, Lionel Asbo: State of England, would stab the fuck out of whoever’s been saying that. See, Lionel’s a thug who’s just been released from prison, won the lottery, and started dating a topless model. So, everything’s coming up Lionel. But, we’re thinking this “author-guy” might tell us different … something having to do with the “deadly family secret” business. Yikes. Keep your head down, Lionel.
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