The End Of Mr. Y

The End Of Mr. Y

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When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr. Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She knows enough about its author, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, to know that copies are exceedingly rare. And, some say, cursed.

With Mr. Y under her arm, Ariel finds herself thrust into a thrilling adventure of love, sex, death and time-travel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 38mm | 358.34g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1847670709
  • 9781847670700
  • 68,739

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About Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her previous novels include Bright Young Things, Going Out and PopCo. In 2001 she was included in the Independent on Sunday's list of the UK's 20 best young writers. She currently teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kent.
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Ingenious and original . . . A cracking good yarn, fizzing with intelligence -- Philip Pullman A masterpiece . . . A brilliant, engaging story that makes you rethink the nature of existence and the true structure of the world -- Douglas Coupland Destined to become a cult book * * Sunday Telegraph * * Enormously ambitious and satisfying * * Time Out * * Hugely enjoyable * * The Times * * One of the most exciting novels I have read in recent years -- Jonathan Coe Smart, stylish and dizzying * * Scotsman * * A sprawling, shifting novel that begins with a strange rare book and ends up sending its heroine quantum-leaping through other people's minds . . . Thomas carries her readers through her wilder flights. -- James Purdon * * Observer * * Thomas pulls off this intellectual rollercoaster of a novel with dry humour and panache, the ideas sparkle and the protagonist is wryly appealing. * * The Sunday Times * * Enjoyable bunkum, as brainy as it is fantastical . . . Thomas has produced a contemporary fantasy novel worth reading. -- Colin Waters * * Sunday Herald * * A novel that bursts with originality. * * Sunday Business Post * *
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Ingenious and original . . . A cracking good yarn, fizzing with intelligence Philip Pullman
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13,029 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 30% (3,969)
4 35% (4,511)
3 22% (2,866)
2 9% (1,176)
1 4% (507)

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"This book really kept my interest. It is full of all the popular science theories you can think of plus some that are made up for the book. The idea of the Troposhere is fascinating. However, I really felt this book was either cut short or the author ran out of steam and didn't know how to end it satisfactorily. So many of the issues raised by the events in the last two chapters were not addressed in anyway! The characters quite literally walk off into the sunset!"show more
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