The Insult

The Insult

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It is a Thursday evening. After work Martin Blom drives to the supermarket to buy some groceries. As he walks back to his car, a shot rings out. When he wakes up he is blind. His neurosurgeon, Bruno Visser, tells him that his loss of sight is permanent and that he must expect to experience shock, depression, self-pity, even suicidal thoughts before his rehabilitation is complete. But it doesn't work out quite like that. One spring evening, while Martin is practising in the clinic gardens with his new white cane, something miraculous more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 340g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Re-issue
  • 074752601X
  • 9780747526018
  • 648,169

About Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson is the author of seven novels. His books have been shortlisted for various awards including the Writer's Guild Fiction Prize for Air and Fire and the Guardian Prize for Fiction. He lives in more

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'The Insult is one of those rare, perfect, all-consuming books where your life takes on a new colour and texture for the days you are in its thrall' Mail on Sunday 'An astonishing exploration into the blurred hinterland where fiction meets fantasy ... Both crisply precise and extravagantly daring ... The Insult is a remarkable achievement' Sunday Telegraph 'A stunning premise, brilliantly unravelled ... It confirms Thomson in the front rank of English authors' Observer 'The Insult met every requirement I felt I could possibly have of a novel ... Breathtakingly clever' The Timesshow more

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819 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 21% (171)
4 37% (306)
3 29% (234)
2 9% (72)
1 4% (36)
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