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. And one spring evening, while Martin is practising in the clinic gardens with his new white cane, something miraculous more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747574626
  • 9780747574620
  • 998,040

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'A stunningly clever thriller' Sunday Times 'A stunning premise, brilliantly confirms Thomson in the front rank of English authors' Observer 'Wonderful ... The Insult is Thomson's weirdest and most troubling novel to date...he has an extraordinary capacity to construct a parallel universe ... a powerful creative talent' Guardian 'The Insult met every requirement I felt I could possibly have of a novel...breathtakingly clever' The Timesshow more

About Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson is the author of six novels, all published by Bloomsbury. His latest novel, Divided Kingdom, will be published in Spring 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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