Green Glowing Skull (Paperback)Gavin Corbett (author)
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"A book in which heads explode, people return from the dead, fish talk, pantomime cows are cut in two, and in which the reader will encounter page after page of unforgettable, resonant and moving prose" - The Guardian
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
`Deeply strange - and strangely deep. This is a book in which heads explode, people return from the dead, fish talk, pantomime cows are severed in two, and in which the reader will encounter page after page of unforgettable, resonant and sometimes moving prose...One of the most refreshing novelists writing today' Guardian
`Joyfully bizarre... A fast-paced picaresque frenzy ... An intoxicating portrait of a gleaming almost robotically energized city ... The narrative is peppered with deranged disguises and wild chases, a supernatural element and descents into the realm of the soul ... Exuberant and unapologetically experimental, teeming with rich verbal games' Francesca Wade, TLS
`It is a blizzard of imaginative energy ... The prose sings on every page, sometimes loudly, with silly song titles and arch dialogue, but often by seducing the reader - confidence is an attractive quality - while it slips its strangeness in ... Its ebullient charm makes it very hard to resist.' Irish Times
`A description of this novel's set-up makes it sound like something by P G Wodehouse but this is Wodehouse filtered through steam punk and Spike Jonze and infused, too, with the strange magic of old Ireland ... Corbett's imaginative energy can't be doubted' New Statesman
Praise for THIS IS THE WAY
`A wonderful new voice' Joseph O'Neill, author of `Netherland'
`A curious and delightful confection ... A memorable work from a gifted writer whose next moves we should await with very keen interest' Kevin Barry, Guardian
'A troubling, mysterious, demanding and beautiful book, narrated in a voice unlike any I have encountered in fiction. Corbett knows what he's doing: every sentence throbs with power' Emma Donoghue, author of `Room'
`A unique and extraordinary voice' Daily Mail
`Hard to forget ... It's a timely reminder that while fiction may not change things in the real world, it does offer us new ways to dream' Irish Times
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