by Joe Ridgwell
On the Road for the Offbeat Generation
"Joseph is an enigma, his novel’s soundtrack a beautiful timeless cheesy groove with perfect balance."
19 years since its original conception cult author Joseph Ridgwell has finally produced the road novel to end all road novels.
From the mean streets of East London to the intoxicating thoroughfares of Mexico City, emerges a tale of two young men disconnecting from all forms of technology and society at large in a mad chase for total freedom.
Set in London and Mexico, the novel chronicles the end of youth and idealism and a total rejection of the modern world.
"Literature fiends will love this novel. The narrative is sharp and stylish and loaded with imagination – the work of a brave new talent."
John King, author of The Football Factory and Human Punk
Burrito Deluxe tells of drunkenness, East End underworld escapades, thieving La Merced prostitutes, drug-fuelled trips to sacred Mayan temples, psychedelic peyote visions, hippy lifestyles, romantic liaisons, and the search for the legendary Lost Elation at the mystical Beach of the Dead.
A study in pathological behaviour at close quarters, Burrito Deluxe is a Joseph Ridgwell special - the true story of two young men in search of freedom and adventure, but finding nothing but lies, dreams, insanity and death.
Copies of Burrito Deluxe by Ridgwell are now available from this site! And you can order it from your local independent bookshop.
Meantime though, Leamington Books will send you a copy of this thoroughly beat novel, post free, when PayPal is installed in April 2021