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Gods Without Men

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 05 Jul 2012
In the Californian desert a small, autistic child goes missing. A British rock star goes quietly mad. An alien-worshipping cult is born. An Iraqi teenager takes part in a war game.
In an odd, remote town, near a rock formation known as The Pinnacles, lives and experiences intertwine, stories entangle and echo, and the search for meaning, pattern and connection in a dying universe continues.
'Compulsively readable, skilfully orchestrated . . . this really is Kunzru's great American novel' Independent
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780241145562
ISBN-10: 0241145562
Pagini: 400
Dimensiuni: 111 x 181 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Hamish Hamilton
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Recenzii

Extraordinary . . . smart and innovative . . . Kunzru is conspicuously clever and talented . . . a revelation . . . interesting and exhilarating . . . a virtuoso performance . . . funny and ingenious . . . This clever and extremely enjoyable novel deserves to be popular not just with hippies, students and other questing types, but also with more sceptical audiences
The literary skills of Hari Kunzru are evident throughout this complex and disturbing novel . . . beautifully constructed sentences . . . A brilliant crossover literary feat . . . Careful readers will find Kunzru himself is something of a trickster
Consistently atmospheric . . . Richly detailed . . . For all the wit, this is a dark portrait of modern morals . . . Kunzru tenderly teases out the humanity, to powerful emotional effect
Psychological acuity, a wonderful linguistic precision and the ability to make beautiful accordance between form and content via thoughtful narrative experiment. Gods without Men is a step further along the road towards the full realisation of Kunzru's early promise. It makes undeniable the claim that he is one of our most important novelists . . . As large and cruel and real as life . . . Never less than entertaining
With each novel, Hari Kunzru is proving himself a subtler and more ingenious writer . . . his most ambitious work yet
Gods Without Men is a dazed, erudite and unforgettable novel
Kunzru's gift for satire remains undimmed . . . Kunzru has already established himself as one of the most socially observant and skilful novelists around. In Gods Without Men, he has raised his game still further, creating a mature, intricately balanced fiction that is consistently gripping and entertaining
A funny, beautifully observed novel that raises big questions about how far events and people, past and present, are connected. But for all the big ideas, it is also surprisingly moving
Dizzying scope . . . It is a testament to Kunzru's ability as a writer that Gods Without Men presents so many characters sketched so vividly
Kunzru's gift for the plain craft of prose, [and the wilful idiosyncrasy that] has shaped this sprawling, multi-stranded novel
Involving, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining
Hugely entertaining . . . A warm and well-travelled intelligence . . . Heartwarming
His biggest, most ambitious and most engaging novel to date
Ambitiously eclectic . . . smartly sharp social detail, high-fidelity dialogue, vivid evocation of place . . . ironic wit and exuberant guyings of paranormal gobbledegook
Fuelled by an energetic intelligence. Along with a love of big ideas came narrative zest, verbal and comic flair, and an acute eye for contemporary mores both East and West . . . Gods with Men marks another new and bold departure . . . This really is Kunru's great American novel . . . Compulsively readable, skilfully orchestrated, Kunzru's American odyssey brings a new note into his underlying preoccupation with human identity'
Being able to create a vivid sense of place is one of the hallmarks of a quality literary writer, but few could have done so as brilliantly as Hari Kunzru in his latest novel Gods without Men
Intensely involving . . . Gods Without Men is one of the best novels of the year