The Raw Shark Texts
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn’t recognise, unable to remember who he is. All he has left
are journal entries recalling Clio, a perfect love now gone.
So begins a thrilling adventure that will send Eric and his cynical cat Ian on a search for the Ludovician, the force that is threatening his life, and Dr Trey Fidorus, the only man who knows its secrets.
Inventive, funny and extremely smart . . . I nearly fell off my chair with admiration -- AUDREY NIFFENEGGER A cult in the making * * TIME OUT * * A pychological thriller with shades of Memento and The Matrix and the fiction of Mark Danielewski; page-turning, playful and chilling by turns. * * GUARDIAN * * Clever, exciting, funny and moving * * SUNDAY TIMES * * No novel with a cat called Ian in it can fail to win a place in my heart * * DAILY TELEGRAPH * * Genuinely isn't like anything you've ever read before * * INDEPENDENT * * Very entertaining. The bastard love-child of The Matrix, Jaws and The Da Vinci Code -- MARK HADDON Fast, sexy, intriguing, intelligent - The Raw Shark Texts is all these and more: a cult waiting to happen, a blockbuster begging to be made. Steven Hall is a truly fantastic storyteller. Investigate, now! -- TOBY LITT An absurdly confident and intriguing debut. Move over Damien Hirst * * ESQUIRE * * Utterly thrilling . . . leaves your heart pounding * * MARIE CLAIRE * * A thriller with elements of sci-fi, romance and memoir . . . A cracking read . . . but it's the outrageous inventiveness that marks it out as really special * * IRISH INDEPENDENT * * Dizzyingly good . . . clever, fun, gripping and shot through with melancholy * * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY * *
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