Jeff Noon returns with a sequel to the acclaimed A Man of Shadows, taking his hapless investigator into a city where reality is contaminated by the imagination of its citizens.
In a city where words come to life and reality is infected by stories, private eye John Nyquist wakes up in a room with a dead body… The dead man’s impossible whispers plunge him into a murder investigation like no other. Clues point him deeper into an unfolding story infesting its participants as reality blurs between place and genre. Only one man can hope to put it all together, enough that lives can be saved… That man is Nyquist, and he is lost.
“The first book was a town with districts of perpetual day and night, and excellent. The Body Library is set in a city of stories seducing and devouring its inhabitants alive, a mystery starring fictions about the mystery that is fiction. It’s even better.” – Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine
“A moody, grimy, ruthlessly funny read… its sense of play and sly manipulation of reader expectations – about metafiction, weird fiction, and noir – is still quite the trip.” – Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“By writing a novel set in literature itself the author has created a new psychedelic meta-genre as well as a fantastic story that sticks in the mind long after the novel itself is read.” – British Fantasy Society
“There is a fluidness to Noon’s writing that initially made me think The Body Library would be like Ishiguro’s dream-like The Unconsoled. As I read further, however, I felt more like I was in the atmosphere of 1408 by Stephen King or the movie Dark City – the noir settings and slip-away realities where what’s around the corner can’t be articulated and yet … Things change and reality is different but the writing is well-structured so it’s easy to follow. The writing is as much of a treat as the setting and the story and the characters.” – Ephemeral Digest
“Lordy, this was one HELL of a trip. Not for the faint of heart. Or the impatient. But by Bradbury in heaven, I swear this is the spiritual godson of The Illustrated Man on PCP. Noon’s imagination is TOP NOTCH. I think I’ve just found my new favorite to-go guy for cutting edge and brilliant Weird fiction.” – Brad K Horner
“The Body Library is a brilliant piece of writing that does a satisfying job of merging noir, magical realism, and a love of all things literary.” – SF Revu
“Noon writes in a way that is literary and complex, reaching into otherworldly ideas and sharing complex notions. All the while, it’s entertaining stuff.” – Reading and Literature Resources Blog
“Drawing from great literary works, pulp detective stories, and even Norse mythology, Noon pulls the reader into a world that is lush, confusing, and an ode to the written word.” – Algul Siento
“More captivating and interesting than the first. 4 out of 5 stars” – Sammy’s Shelf
“The story had me bouncing around from confusion, to joy, to terror.” – Lady Bibliotaph
“An ingeniously manufactured art object, directing the reader’s attention with a concatenation of smoky-eyed dreamlike imagery punctured by the Pavlovian responses of its actors – like a film noir mystery directed by Luis Buñuel and edited by Lev Kuleshov.” – The 1000 Year Plan
“Underneath the beautiful madness The Body Library is wittily observant, creepy and disconcerting, occasionally humorous, always on message even as it goes off on tangents and is a wonderfully hypnotic and completely mesmerizing story. I loved every single insane moment of it, just riveting. Completely riveting.” – Liz Loves Books
“The Body Library is an addictive, immersive noir thriller.” – Ferdinand Page
|Dimensiuni||20 x 13 cm|