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Forbidden Line

Forbidden Line
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Forbidden Line
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  • ISBN: 9781910296714
46,40 Lei
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The Forbidden Line is a monster. It's fat, uncompromising and gloriously eccentric. Which is as it should be - since it's a retelling of Don Quixote combined with a recreation of the Peasant's Revolt; a gleeful hybrid of science, pseudo-science, absurd theory and profound, ingenious philosophy.

Don and Is career around Essex and London, tilting at windmills, abusing petrol station assistants, fighting with each other and everyone around them. They are on a quest - as far as Don is concerned - to reveal the truth about history (or the lack of truth) and to uncover the secrets of the hyperfine transition of hydrogen... But Is - like most of us - isn't really sure what Don is talking about. And all he really wants to do is get through to the next day - and back to his family. Both of which turn into extremely tricky propositions, as Don takes him ever deeper into danger, and the very structure of reality (as well as the narrative of The Forbidden Line itself) begins to turn against them both....

The Forbidden Line is a challenging, dazzling intellectual achievement. It's also book about love and companionship, a novel simultaneously touching and hilarious. Above everything else, it's a pleasure to read - even if it also makes you feel like you're on a careering train, with all the stops and destinations rubbed off, and no idea where you're heading...

There's never been a book quite like The Forbidden Line. Never been anything close.

**Winner or the 2017 Inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize for Best First Novel**


"Hefty and highly entertaining... this novel bursts with invention." - TLS

"Like Don Quixote on acid... Everyone needs to sit up and take notice of Forbidden Line... it leaves the doughy train of contemporary realist fiction following way behind." - Giles Foden

"A marriage of Chaucer and Douglas Adams... A work of extraordinary erudition... a work of almost uncontainable exuberance. A no net, high-wire act of the imagination. This novel will be a cult classic for a while. But it will be a classic for much longer... I made up the criteria by which I judged it a winner. That isn't strictly true - I judged it a winner and then made up the criteria." --Republic of Consciousness Prize

"Norwich's Galley Beggar Press has a reputation for spotting exciting new fiction, and this rollercoaster retelling of Cervantes' Don Quixote is no exception." --Andrew Cowan, co-director of creative writing at the University of East Anglia

"Forbidden Line is a work of enormous scope and ambition from a writer who combines style, wit... and a rare sense of the ridiculousness of the human condition. Incomparable." - Alex Pheby, Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted author of Playthings

"What grips at once is Stanbridge's beautiful, stately, and richly rewarding prose. He never lets up, never falters... It's breath-taking, magisterial, uniquely demented and hilarious a lavish comic masterpiece." --David Collard, Salvete
Detalii
Autor STANBRIDGE, Paul
An apariţie 2016
Editura Galley Beggar Press
Nr pagini 620
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: paul stanbridge