|By (author):||Mitchell, David|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|Size:||7.72in x 5.04in x 1.18in|
|From The Publisher*||Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.|
A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?
Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
|Review Quote*||A remarkable first novel . . . Eastern, ethereal, yet flecked with flashes of commando grit, this multi-faceted novel is full of surprises-Time Out|
|Review Quote*||The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates.-Daily Telegraph|
|Review Quote*||The accolades are well deserved . . . Ghostwritten is a wide-reaching, multi-layered novel . . . Mitchell also captures a tenderness, a yearning for something deeper, just below what often appears in as a bleak and cheerless surface-Observer|
|Review Quote*||Technically accomplished, but consistently funny and affecting: if you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here-Independent|
|Review Quote*||One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down-Mail on Sunday|
|Review Quote*||Mitchell's dazzling debut covers a lot of geography and a vast range of topics. The whole magpie's nest is loosely bundled into the net bag of a fiercely incomprehensible and mystical plot.-The Times|
|Review Quote*||Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent-Guardian Books of the Year|
|Review Quote*||Demands to be read and re-read . . . an astonishing debut-Independent|
|Review Quote*||A firework display . . . a remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent-Observer|