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Scarlett Thomas
Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her other novels include Bright Young Things, Going Out, PopCo and The End of Mr.Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent. show more

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her other novels include Bright Young Things, Going Out, PopCo and The End of Mr.Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.
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The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it 8 years ago
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....
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it 9 years ago
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...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 10 years ago
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...
Mark Books
Mark Books rated it 10 years ago
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...
Rapid Eye Movements
Rapid Eye Movements rated it 10 years ago
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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