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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 04/10/2007
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Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a 'traditional' school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power. One of his contemporaries unaccountably disappears, and as we follow Engleby's career, which brings us up to the present day, the reader has to ask: is "Engleby" capable of telling the whole truth? "Engleby" can be read as a lament for a generation and the country it failed. It is also a poignant account of the frailty of human consciousness. Sebastian Faulks' new novel is a bolt from the blue, unlike anything he has written before: contemporary, demotic, heart-wrenching - and funny, in the deepest shade of black.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780091795719
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 27 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Quite simply magnificent ...”

When I eventually earn my place as featured guest on Desert Island Books (?), Engelby will be right up there in my list of the greatest novels in which I have ever had the pleasure of immersing myself.

The storyline... More

Paperback edition
20th May 2010
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“Didn't want it to end”

I wasn't sure I was going to like this book but after the first few chapters I really got into it. Partly because of the era - the 70's / 80's - which reminded me of events and things forgotten now, but... More

Paperback edition
29th December 2010
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“Engleby”

I purchased 2 books recently, this was one of them, which was disappoining beyond words! A complete watse of time. The other book on the other hand was by an uknown author and was a fantastic read, its called... More

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28th March 2008
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