Publication Date: 06/09/2012 ISBN: 9780857863805 Category:

Bright Young Things

Scarlett Thomas

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/09/2012 ISBN: 9780857863805 Category:
Paperback / Softback




‘Bright Young Things wanted for Big Project.’

They’re in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply.
What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on a deserted island. There’s food in the fridge and they have a bedroom each, but there’s no telephone, no television, and no way to escape.

Publisher Review

A generation defining masterpiece * * Matt Thorne * * Invigorating, sexy . . . clever. * * Daily Mail * * A break for the big time. * * Independent on Sunday * * Pacy writing . . . an impressive debut. * * Big Issue * * Compulsive, edgy. * * Loaded * * An exciting read. * * FHM * * This book might just change your life * * Independent on Sunday on POPCO * * Thomas pulls off this intellectual rollercoaster of a novel with dry humour and panache, the ideas sparkle and the protagonist is wryly appealing * * The Sunday Times on THE END OF MR Y * * Thomas can discuss quantum physics and philosophy while making you think you're reading a sparkling romantic comedy. * * Kate Saunders, The Times on OUR TRAGIC UNIVERSE * *

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