Our Tragic Universe
If Kelsey Newman's theory about the end of the time is true, we are all going to live forever. But for Meg - locked in a dead-end relationship and with a deadline looming for a book that she can't write - this thought fills her with dread. Stuck in a labyrinth of her own devising, Meg knows that... show more
If Kelsey Newman's theory about the end of the time is true, we are all going to live forever. But for Meg - locked in a dead-end relationship and with a deadline looming for a book that she can't write - this thought fills her with dread. Stuck in a labyrinth of her own devising, Meg knows that there must be a way out. And a wild beast living on the Devonshire moors, a ship in a bottle, the science of time and a knitting pattern for the shape of the universe all have a crucial part to play in Meg's release.
Publish date: 2010-05-06
Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line
Pages no: 428
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Literary Fiction
I really want to rate this book higher. I liked the main character enough, I loved the interplay between all of the characters and the overall "realness" to the story. And I think I understand how Thomas was going for a "storyless story" here. But it took me literally THREE MONTHS to read this book....
I hardly know what I think about this book. I liked it well enough, I'd be hard pressed to tell you what it was actually about. Perhaps it, in itself, is one of those storyless stories that Vi goes on about?The End of Mr Y (also by Scarlett Thomas) is certainly better, but I'm not sure I'd call this...
This is a challenging book to review: the entire time I was reading it, I was convinced I hated it; only I'd stop reading it and find myself chewing over the themes of the story or the narrator or the promise of where the novel was going. In the end, I have to say this is a very good and well-writt...
Scarlett Thomas has what I believe to be an unusual approach to writing fiction, some of which she delves into in the text of this book. It's all very metafictional with the author/protagonist Meg clearly representing Thomas and also having a protagonist of her own named Meg. Not much happens and in...
I got my copy of this book for free from First Reads. But not to worry, Scarlett Thomas, I'm going to be spending money on the rest of your books.This book is about Everything. Life, love, success. Food, hobbies, writing. Sex, death, age. It's about fiction. It's about meta-fiction. Which means it's...
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