Publication Date: 01/04/2021 ISBN: 9781786899163 Category:

The End Of Mr. Y

Scarlett Thomas

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 01/04/2021 ISBN: 9781786899163 Category:
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‘Ingenious and original’ Philip Pullman

If you knew a book was cursed, would you still 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.

Publisher Review

Ingenious and original -- Philip Pullman A breakneck thriller of a plot . . . Entertainingly, mind-bendingly weird . . . Thomas writes with marvellous panache . . . An accomplished, impressive thought experiment for the 21st century * * New York Times * * Brilliant . . . The mixture of intellectual discussion with a thriller plot should please fans of Umberto Eco -- Ursula K. Le Guin * * Guardian * * Hugely enjoyable * * The Times * * An intellectual rollercoaster * * Sunday Times * * A masterpiece -- Douglas Coupland Ariel Manto is [Thomas's] most compelling creation yet . . . Destined to become a cult book * * Sunday Telegraph * * Utter enchantment * * Independent * * One of the most exciting novels I have read in recent years -- Jonathan Coe Mindboggling, brainy and playful * * Independent on Sunday * *

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