Making Love : A Conspiracy Of The Heart
He was out of her league. She was out of her depth. When Miranda, the Miss Lonely Hearts of Shepherd's Bush, suddenly finds herself romanced by a tall, dark and deadly spy, she finds her life turned upside down. Could it have anything to do with the book she innocently took from the library, a book with a conspiracy theory about 'love' so devastating that every other copy has been destroyed by MI5 and the writer 'disappeared'? Spliced through Miranda's romantic adventure are pages from the 'lost' book itself. But the loudest voice in this piece of postmodern madness belongs to the lovelorn book itself, a sentient mass of paper and ink that cannot help falling in love with its reader. Marius Brill's send-up of po-faced conspiracy stories, spy thrillers and pulp romance is as sharp as Tom Sharpe - imagine Umberto Ecco with a sense of humour. Ludicrously logical and finely spun, this is hare-brained literary fantasy, an erudite romp, and above all, a novel to fall in love with...
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 126 x 198 x 29mm | 311g
- 15 Mar 2004
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Black Swan
- London, United Kingdom
About Marius Brill
MARIUS BRILL attended St John's College, Oxford, after a career as a doorman, journalist and prize-winning playwright at the Soho Theatre. The script of his film, DIARY OF A SURREAL KILLER, was nominated for a BAFTA Carl Foreman award. His comic radio series, sLaughter in the Dark, played to critical acclaim on Radio Four. MAKING LOVE: A CONSPIRACY OF THE HEART is his first book. He is currently working on a second novel.
"'Fantastic, hilarious ... verbal pyrotechnics, supported by a fecund imagination of the first order'"
Back cover copy
'By day a demonstrator in a London department store, by night Miranda Brown finds emotional escape in the company of endless romances. One day she stumbles on a strange volume concealed in open view on the shelf: a dated-looking monograph called A Conspiracy of the Heart by Paul Pennyfeather. Seen reading it on the Tube the next day, Miranda becomes the quarry in a ruthless womanhunt by security services...a highly entertaining yet intelligent comic novel...Brill's sense of fun is evident on every page' The Times Literary Supplement