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