The Shock of the Fall (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2014-01-07
Upplaga
edition
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Winner of Betty Trask Prize 2014; Winner of Specsavers National Book Awards: Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2014; Winner of Costa First Novel Award 2013; Winner of Costa Book of the Year
Förlag
The Borough Press
Dimensioner
196 x 129 x 23 mm
Vikt
260 g
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He
ISBN
9780007491452

The Shock of the Fall

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WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2014 Ill tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His names Simon. I think youre going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages hell be dead. And he was never the same after that. There are books you cant stop reading, which keep you up all night. There are books which let us into the hidden parts of life and make them vividly real. There are books which, because of the sheer skill with which every word is chosen, linger in your mind for days. The Shock of the Fall is all of these books. The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of a young mans descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction. - A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realised, it's by turns shocking, harrowing and heartrending. The writing is so accomplished it's hard to believe it's a debut it's clearly the work of a major new talent' S J WATSON Nathan Filer is following in the footsteps of Mark Haddons genre-setting The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Both funny and painful youre going to love it DAILY MAIL Bittersweet and wonderfully etchedperceptive and moving TELEGRAPH A deeply moving (but also funny) first novel Kate Saunders, THE TIMES A compelling story of grief, madness and loss. Filer has an ear for the dark comedy of life, and Matthew is a charismatic lead character who draws you in even as his world falls apart OBSERVER MAGAZINE A tragic and comic account of living with schizophrenia. A must for fans of Matthew Quicks The Silver Linings Playbook GQ
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  1. En resa in i en schizofrens vardag
    Elza*, 13 oktober 2014

    En intressant bok, skriven på ett intressant sätt. Boken är uppbyggd som en dagbok där vi får följa med och läsa om Matts tankar och minnen. Matt, eller Mathew, är en ung kille som lider av schizofreni. I berättelsen får vi läsa om allt ifrån hur han hanterar sin brors död till vardagen på ett mentalsjukhus.
    Väldigt lättläst och bitvis rolig med en nypa allvar.

  2. Hur är det att ha schizofreni?
    Nanna (Malmö), 11 augusti 2014

    Väldigt intressant läsning där vi får följa berättarens vardag och strider med sin psykos schizofreni. Rekommenderas för alla som gillar böcker i stil av Mark Haddons bok "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"!

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A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realised, it's by turns shocking, harrowing and heartrending. The writing is so accomplished it's hard to believe it's a debut it's clearly the work of a major new talent' S J WATSON Nathan Filer is following in the footsteps of Mark Haddons genre-setting The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Both funny and painful youre going to love it DAILY MAIL Bittersweet and wonderfully etchedperceptive and moving TELEGRAPH A deeply moving (but also funny) first novel Kate Saunders, THE TIMES I found it dark, touching, sweet and funny and beautifully writtenone of the best books about mental illness JO BRAND A compelling story of grief, madness and loss. Filer has an ear for the dark comedy of life, and Matthew is a charismatic lead character who draws you in even as his world falls apart OBSERVER MAGAZINE A tragic and comic account of living with schizophrenia. A must for fans of Matthew Quicks The Silver Linings Playbook GQ A stunning debut sad, poignant, real and very very readable. For a first time novelist, Filer has an impressive grasp of complex narrative, and a character we can all care about STELLA DUFFY, author of The Room of Lost Thing A terrific debut: engaging, funny and inventive JOE DUNTHORNE, author of Submarine A convincing portrayal of an articulate boy in the grip of a powerful illness, and an absorbing account of a grief undischarged SUNDAY HERALD

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Nathan Filer is a registered mental health nurse. He is also a performance poet, contributing regularly to literary events across the UK. His work has been broadcast on television and radio. The Shock of the Fall is his first novel.