Glass (Hardback)Alex Christofi (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm
Christofi's debut novel is both charming and funny, and not a little affecting, too ... there's enough here to show you the author has plenty more to offer and that, like his hero, he definitely has his heart in the right place. * Daily Mail *
This first novel makes me want to use words like "sparkling", "sharp", "translucent" - not surprising, since it is about glass and one man's obsession with it ... Christofi's writing really does gleam with wit, inventiveness and an offbeat charm. -- Kate Saunders * The Times *
Eccentricity ... alongside raw emotion ... a promising debut from an intriguing new voice. * We Love This Book *
It's a tale about growing up, one that's as funny as it is touching. A talent to keep an eye on. * Shortlist *
A confident and frequently adroit first novel ... enjoyably mercurial and quixotic * Morning Star *
Charming, quirky, unexpected ... Christofi is a writer to watch. Witty and incredibly inventive. * Saga *
[An] impressive, tightly paced coming-of-age story ... Armed with a holster of toxic cleaning products and a simple desire to become a better window cleaner, Gunter is part James Bond, part Everyman. Christofi delivers a multi-layered story that follows one man's refracted path through life's prism. -- Zoe Apostolides * Financial Times *
Entertaining and affecting -- Russell Leadbetter * Herald Scotland *
By far the most fun I've had with a British debut novel since Ned Beauman's Boxer, Beetle ... The comedic, mock-picaresque approach should appeal to fans of Beauman, Joshua Ferris, Matthew Quick, or even the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner ... With a first novel this good, great things are surely in store for Alex Christofi. I daresay you'll take Gunter Glass to your heart and follow his misadventures with rapt amusement. -- Rebecca Foster * BookHugger *
A moving, funny coming-of-age tale -- Max Wallis * Independent *
A debut novel it may be, but Alex Christofi's opening salvo is a confident, swaggering entrance into the literary world ... Skilfully swinging from brilliantly funny to dark morbidity, Christofi deisplays considerable mastery of his craft ... An accomplished opening effort from a writer well worth keeping an eye on. -- Colm O'Regan * Hot Press *
A thoughtful, comic look at an ordinary life lived well -- Jenn Ashworth * Guardian *
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