William Boyd is a tremendously exciting writer with an impressive list of prize winning novels behind him. 'Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary.' So says Logan Mountstuart, the hero of Any Human Heart, William Boyd's eighth novel. This is a long, ambitious, all-encompassing story of one man's erratic progress through the twentieth century. It charts all the comedy and tragedy, the weirdness and vulgarity, the melancholy and absurdity of existence...in short it is an exploration of what it actually means to call yourself a human being.