The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge : Discover the word-of-mouth phenomenon

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M. R. Carey returns to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which is now a BAFTA-nominated film.

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.

The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.

To where the monsters lived.


'Spectacular! I loved it just as much as The Girl With All the Gifts, if not more' No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole

'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

'A tense story with superbly rendered characters' SciFiNow

'A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human' Kirkus
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 158 x 241 x 34mm | 652g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356503534
  • 9780356503530
  • 243,146

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Compelling -- SFX Carey manages to again build an impressive story that carries hope within its horror * Weekend Herald * [A] brilliant character study as much as a tense, satisfying post-apocalyptic thriller * BARNES AND NOBLE SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG * Plausible science and solid prose and characterization elevate this dystopian thriller * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Thoughtful and compelling * RT BOOK REVIEWS * Humane, horrific and unputdownable * IRISH TIMES * This book [...] has the hefty brio of a Stephen King, the fierce intelligence of a John Wyndham * DAILY MAIL * A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human * KIRKUS * A tense story with superbly rendered characters -- SCIFINOW Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane * Lauren Beukes, author of THE SHINING GIRLS * Spectacular! * No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole *
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About M. R. Carey

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts has sold over a million copies and became a major motion picture, based on his own BAFTA Award-nominate screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels including the Felix Castor series (written as Mike Carey), two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.
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14,758 ratings
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4 46% (6,758)
3 20% (2,998)
2 4% (594)
1 1% (133)
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