The Coincidence Engine (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 04/04/2011

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A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and in, the back-country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean-cans and junkyard waste. An eccentric mathematician - last heard of investigating the physics of free will and ranting about the devil - vanishes in the French Pyrenees. And the thuggish operatives of a multinational arms conglomerate are closing in on Alex Smart - a harmless Cambridge postgraduate who has set off with hope in his heart and a ring in his pocket to ask his American girlfriend to marry him. At the Directorate of the Extremely Improbable - an organisation so secret that many of its operatives aren't 100 per cent sure it exists - Red Queen takes an interest. What ensues is a chaotic chase across an imaginary America, haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity, and a very large number of unhealthy but delicious snacks. The Coincidence Engine exists. And it has started to work. "The Coincidence Engine" is consistently engaging - one of the most enjoyable, entertaining debut novels you'll come across for ages.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408802342
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“Flipping a coin will never be the same again.”

Throughout all of this book you cannot help but picture yourself sat in the cinema watching the events unfold. (which is, surprisingly, not a negative aspect for once). The crystal clear descriptions and the fluidity... More

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“ok, but not exceptional”

This is a moderately fast paced urban SF thriller. Around the world a series of strange events has been happening, all driven by a device call the Coincidence Engine.

These events come to the attention of the... More

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