Author(s): John van de Ruit
"Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear" is the 4th and final instalment in the hilarious teenage life of schoolboy Spud Milton - written by South African comedian John van de Ruit. Spud Milton is in his final year at boarding school. Now a prefect and on the cusp of adulthood, he thinks this may be his best year yet. But soon his life is as chaotic as ever as he wages a battle for his room, directs a play in which the actors refuse to learn their lines and (most terrifyingly of all) attempts to find a date for the matric dance. For the last time, armed once again with his wits and his diary, Spud invites us to share the agonies, the victories and the sheer absurdities of growing up. Hugely funny and entertaining, "Spud" is South Africa's bestselling series.
One of those books which could easily be dismissed as nothing more than an adolescent read at first glance, but once you pick it up it's almost as if the pages turn themselves. All in all, a wonderful book. Metrobeat John van de Ruit has cracked it... Sunday Times Lifestyle
John van de Ruit was born in Durban, South Africa. He went to the University of Natal where he completed a Masters degree in Drama and Performance. Since 1998 he has been a professional actor, playwright and producer, winning numerous awards. A feature film of John's first novel, Spud, was released in 2010 starring John Cleese.