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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 29/01/2009
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The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out - but there's more to the fire, and the Pipe itself, than meets the eye. The job will take Gonzo and his best friend, our narrator, back to their own beginnings and into the dark heart of the Jorgmund Company itself. Equal parts raucous adventure, comic odyssey and Romantic Epic, The Gone-Away World is a story of - among other things - love and loss; of ninjas, pirates, politics; of curious heroism in strange and dangerous places; and of a friendship stretched beyond its limits. But it also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes - however unlikely they may seem.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099519973
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 405 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm


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"Its scope and ambition are extraordinary, its execution is often breathtaking, and its style is by turns hilarious, outrageous, devastating, hip and profound ... Hugely entertaining" * Independent on Sunday *
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"A stunning debut" * Scotland on Sunday *
"Exuberant...Wildly inventive" -- Michael Gove * The Times *

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“Twists aplenty, action packed and though provoking”

But also mind boggoling and padded out, this book has some wonderful ideas and some brilliant plot twists, I was gripped at points but at others I got completely bored, their are very long sequences in this book that... More

Paperback edition
14th October 2011
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“The Gone-away World”

I loved it, couldn't put it down, handed it to my son - who couldn't put it down either. We both read a fair amount of SF and fantasy - and this was refreshingly different.

Paperback edition
17th May 2009
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“Utterly Fabulous.”

I borrowed this from my housemate and was completely absorbed for a week.

A playfully wordy sci fi written as an autobiography. Featuring in no particular order; war, truckers, evil megacorporations, kung fu, daring... More

Paperback edition
8th February 2010
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