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The Raw Shark Texts (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 06/09/2007

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One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists

Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn't recognise, unable to remember who he is. All he has left
are journal entries recalling Clio, a perfect love now gone.

So begins a thrilling adventure that will send Eric and his cynical cat Ian on a search for the Ludovician, the force that is threatening his life, and Dr Trey Fidorus, the only man who knows its secrets.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781847670243
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 355 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Inventive, funny and extremely smart . . . I nearly fell off my chair with admiration -- AUDREY NIFFENEGGER
A fast, sharp-toothed work of genius. An instant classic -- MATT HAIG
A psychological thriller with shades of Memento and The Matrix and the fiction of Mark Danielewski; page-turning, playful and chilling by turns * * Guardian * *
Very entertaining. The bastard love-child of The Matrix, Jaws and The Da Vinci Code -- MARK HADDON
Clever, exciting, funny and moving * * Sunday Times * *
A horror-dystopic-philosophical mash-up that has critics drawing comparisons to Borges * * New York Times * *
Jaws meets Alice in Wonderland . . . An avant-garde thriller in which these devil-fish of the unconscious somehow escape the symbolic realm * * Times Literary Supplement * *
No novel with a cat called Ian in it can fail to win a place in my heart * * Daily Telegraph * *
A thriller with elements of sci-fi, romance and memoir . . . A cracking read . . . but it's the outrageous inventiveness that marks it out as really special * * Irish Independent * *
A cult in the making * * Time Out * *
Leaves you breathless * * Daily Express * *
Filled with surreal twists * * Vogue * *
Genuinely isn't like anything you've ever read before * * Independent * *
An absurdly confident and intriguing debut. Move over Damien Hirst * * Esquire * *
Triumphant . . . Heartfelt, lyrical. A graphic novel in prose -- Joyce Carol Oates * * New York Review of Books * *
A meditation on love and loss, a thriller that will haunt you. Pass it on to a friend. Commence debate * * GQ * *
Utterly thrilling . . . leaves your heart pounding * * Marie Claire * *
Dizzyingly good . . . Clever, fun, gripping and shot through with melancholy * * Scotland on Sunday * *
Fast, sexy, intriguing, intelligent - The Raw Shark Texts is all these and more: a cult waiting to happen, a blockbuster begging to be made. Steven Hall is a truly fantastic storyteller. Investigate, now! -- TOBY LITT
A book in which heart and head sing in tremulous balance * * Scotsman * *
Donnie Darko meets Memento and Jaws. A postmodern spin on horror with a hip, Alex Garland vibe * * Independent on Sunday * *
A dream (and nightmare) of a first novel . . . Immensely readable * * Sunday Herald * *

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“The Raw Shark Texts”

One of the most exciting debut novels I have ever read. There were times when I had to stop reading for fear I might confuse reality with the world which Steven Hall has so expertly created as the reader follows Eric... More

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“The Raw Shark Texts”

Steven Hall's "Raw Shark Texts" has been almost universally praised as an audaciously ambitious and successful debut novel incorporating references that range from Moby Dick, to Jaws, to The Matrix, to... More

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“The Raw Shark Texts”

What if the thought sharks are eating your memories by taking all your thought words? Well you protect your words - but how? This is a very matrix like world with fast paced thinking and fast paced story telling, and... More

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