Engleby (Hardback)
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Engleby (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/05/2007
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Sebastian Faulks's new novel is a bolt from the blue: contemporary, demotic, angry, heart-wrenching, and funny, in the deepest shade of black. Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, he rises without trace in Thatcher's England and scorches through the blandscape of New Labour. In the course of his brief, incandescent career, he and the reader encounter many famous people -- actors, writers, politicians, household names -- but by far the most memorable is Engleby himself. Sebastian Faulks's new novel can be read as a lament for a generation and the country it failed. It is also a meditation on the limits of science, the curse of human consciousness and on the lyrics of 1970s' rock music. And beneath this highly disturbing surface lies an unfolding mystery of gripping narrative power. For when one of Mike's contemporaries unaccountably disappears, the reader has to ask: is even the shameless Engleby capable of telling the whole truth?

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780091920814
Edition: signed ed

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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.

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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

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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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