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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 20/04/2000
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'ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY INVENTIVE WRITERS OF THIS, OR ANY, COUNTRY' INDEPENDENT
Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
'Astonishingly accomplished'
THE TIMES

'Remarkable'
OBSERVER

'Gripping'
NEW YORK TIMES

'Fabulously atmospheric'
GUARDIAN

'Engrossing'
DAILY MAIL

A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?

Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

PRAISE FOR DAVID MITCHELL
'A thrilling and gifted writer'
FINANCIAL TIMES

'Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good'
DAILY MAIL

'Mitchell is, clearly, a genius'
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

'An author of extraordinary ambition and skill'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'A superb storyteller'
THE NEW YORKER

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340739754
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Demands to be read and re-read . . . an astonishing debut - Independent

One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down - A. S. Byatt, Mail on Sunday

A remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent - Observer

The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates - William Boyd, Daily Telegraph

Mitchell plays one extraordinary riff after another . . . If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here - Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent - Guardian

A remarkable first novel - Time Out

Engaging and engrossing - Daily Mail

The most breathtaking debut I've ever read - Sue Perkins, Daily Express

Gripping and innovative - New York Times

An extraordinarily assured novel of global reach and millennial ambition - Esquire

This first novel displays a cool and intelligent virtuosity and an amazingly copious imagination - Daily Telegraph

A brilliantly constructed novel which you must read for yourself . . . truly a masterpiece - Books of the Year, Vector

Tautly plotted and with the page-turning qualities of a thriller, Ghostwritten is an intoxicating read and is in danger of giving the post-modern novel a good name - Irish Times

Astonishingly accomplished - The Times

Full of sly and sometimes beautiful surprises . . . worth a dozen of the morally anorexic first novels that regularly come down the pipe. Ghostwritten may conclude with the end of the world, but I, for one, am hoping for more - Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine

A dazzling piece of work - Washington Post

Elegantly composed, gracefully plotted and full of humour . . . It recalls Tolstoy and Dostoevsky in its emotional scope and its ambitions. Like the great Russians, Mitchell makes us feel that more is at stake than individual lives, although it's by individual lives that pain and loss are measured - Los Angeles Times

Mitchell deftly sketches each character to such a compelling extent that you become totally immersed - Entertainment Weekly

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“A Very Clever Book”

Spanning the globe the book introduces us to nine characters, from a Chinese Holy Mountain tea shop owner, to a KGB man in Mongolia, to a terrorist in Okinawa as they hurtle towards a shared destiny. Each has their... More

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