The End Of Mr. Y
If you knew a book was cursed, would you read it?
When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr. Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can’t believe her eyes. She knows enough about its author, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, to know that copies are exceedingly rare. And, some say, cursed.
With Mr. Y under her arm, Ariel finds herself thrust into a thrilling adventure of love, sex, death and time-travel.
Ingenious and original -- Philip Pullman Utter enchantment * * Independent * * Mindboggling, brainy and playful * * Independent on Sunday * * An intellectual rollercoaster * * The Sunday Times * * A masterpiece -- Douglas Coupland Hugely enjoyable * * The Times * * Destined to become a cult book * * Sunday Telegraph * * Enormously ambitious and satisfying * * Time Out * * One of the most exciting novels I have read in recent years -- Jonathan Coe Smart, stylish and dizzying * * Scotsman * * A sprawling, shifting novel that begins with a strange rare book and ends up sending its heroine quantum-leaping through other people's minds . . . Thomas carries her readers through her wilder flights. -- James Purdon * * Observer * * Enjoyable bunkum, as brainy as it is fantastical . . . Thomas has produced a contemporary fantasy novel worth reading. -- Colin Waters * * Sunday Herald * * A novel that bursts with originality. * * Sunday Business Post * *
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