Under The Skin - Canons (Paperback)
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Under The Skin - Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 06/07/2017
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With an introduction by David Mitchell Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Under the Skin is a genre-defying masterpiece.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786890528
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: Main - Canons edition reissue


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A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant . . . I couldn't put it down -- Kate Atkinson
One of the best-orchestrated reveals in modern British fiction . . . Michel Faber is a masterly writer -- David Mitchell
Profound and disturbing . . . Faber writes superbly * * Sunday Times * *
This is a man who could give Conrad a run at writing the perfect sentence * * Guardian * *
Teases and prods the reader up a plethora of literary blind alleys before hauling them screaming towards its final, thrilling destination * * Daily Telegraph * *
Strange, adept, original . . . Would that more first novels were as adventurous or as funky and daring in their conception * * Independent on Sunday * *
A brilliantly compressed drama of threat and ambiguity . . . Recalling writers such as Jim Crace and Russell Hoban, Under the Skin, like Faber's short stories, is an extremely assured and imaginative work * * Observer * *
Astonishingly, this is Michel Faber's first novel. It is audacious, fascinating, repellent and quite unlike anything I have ever read * * Mail on Sunday * *
Under the Skin is a shocking and fantastical take on modern humanity * * The Week * *
The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both . . . A remarkable novel * * New York Times * *

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“Under YOUR Skin”

My first experience with Michel Faber’s Under The Skin, was through watching the film adaptation featuring Scarlett Johansson.
I’d come across the film whilst looking for new science fiction films at my local DVD... More

Paperback edition
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“Completely Unpredictable!”

I knew absolutely nothing about this book to begin with. Apart from the brief description of a woman driving around Scotland picking up random hitchhikers. I am glad that I began the story with no real expectations... More

Paperback edition
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Bookread2day

“it will get to you one way or another”

I really enjoyed reading Under The Skin. I did not know what would happen in the story. I was driven on to uncover how Isserely extraordinary life would hold out for her. Under The Skin will get to you one way or... More

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