Cold Skin - Canons (Paperback)
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Cold Skin - Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 20/10/2016
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'A troubling, hammering and glorious novel' DAVID MITCHELL On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the earth. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is woods, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea. Then night begins to fall . . .

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782117179
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 179 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Edition


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A troubling, hammering and glorious novel -- DAVID MITCHELL
Thrillingly vivid . . . Sanchez Pinol creates a struggle for survival that is, at the same time, a meditation on humanity * * The Times * *
Beguiling . . . Pinol's dark tale lingers long after the shivers running down the spine have ceased * * The Scotsman * *
A creepily compelling debut from this Barcelona-based author that reads like a sinister version of a Boy's Own survival adventure * * Financial Times * *
Remarkable . . . An addictive and unsettling read -- ALAN WARNER
A great, creepy, tender read -- YANN MARTEL
Superbly controlled and creepy . . . Akin to Lord of the Flies or Heart of Darkness rewritten as pulp-horror schlock * * The Independent on Sunday * *
Astonishing . . . There is something of Edgar Allan Poe . . . In general, however, Cold Skin would appear to be an example of that rare thing: an original story which emerged, immaculately and unexpectedly, from its author's subconscious * * Times Literary Supplemant * *
Brilliantly suspenseful * * Spectator * *

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“Tense and gripping.”

A genre straddling little novel that has the feel of something much older.
The writing style reminds me of things like The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster.
I'm trying to review it without giving too much away... More

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