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- Winner of Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year 2015 (UK); Winner of Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year 2015 (UK); Short-listed for The Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015 (UK); Long-listed
- Canongate Books Ltd
- 193 x 127 x 37 mm
- 398 g
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Michel Faber's second masterpiece, quite different to The Crimson Petal and The White but every bit as luminescent and memorable. It is a portrait of a living, breathing relationship, frayed by distance. It is an enquiry into the mountains faith can move and the mountains faith can't move. It is maniacally gripping -- DAVID MITCHELL Magnificently bold and addictive . . . a book quite unlike any other I've read -- Edmund Gordon * * Sunday Times * * As gripping as any thriller . . . A work of originality and insight -- Andrew Billen * * The Times * * There are some novels that come along, when writing a review seems superfluous and all one wants to do is to grab someone by the shoulders and say: "Look, just read the damn thing!". This is one of them . . . In this thoughtful, deeply moving page-turner, Faber excels himself * * Scotsman * * I can't remember being so continually and unfailingly surprised by any book for a long time. I found it completely compelling and believable, and admired it enormously -- PHILIP PULLMAN Michel Faber is a truly gifted writer, an addictive storyteller with an nuanced command of language. One of the best things I have read this year * * Literary Review * * Weird and disturbing, like any work of genius, this novel haunted me for the seven nights I spent reading it, and haunts me still. A story of faith that will mesmerize believers and non-believers alike, a story of love in the face of the Apocalypse, a story of humanity set in an alien world -The Book of Strange New Things is desperately beautiful, sad, and unforgettable. -- DAVID BENIOFF, author of City of Thieves and co-creator HBO series, Game of Thrones The very notion of what it means to be human is grappled with in unusually direct terms . . . richly suggestive -- Hannah McGill * * Independent * * Highly imaginative, unusual and thought-provoking -- Katherine Whitbourn * * Daily Mail * * At the heart of The Book of Strange New Things is one question: Whom - or what - do you love, and what are you willing to do for that love (or not willing)? The result is a novel of marvel and wonderment with a narrative engine like a locomotive -- YANN MARTEL Spellbinding, heartbreaking and mind-bending . . . Faber's strongest, most plangent and most intellectually gleeful novel. It is affecting as much as it is challenging. It not only made me want to read his next book, but re-read his backlist immediately * * Scottish Review of Books * * This is a man who could give Conrad a run at writing the perfect sentence * * Guardian * * The Book of Strange New Things is indeed strange: a page-turner which manages to subvert every narrative expectation; a book about the future that forces you to reconsider the role of religion; a book about aliens that is mostly concerned with human love. It left me in a state of wonder and devastation -- KEVIN MacDONALD, director of One Day in September, Touching the Void and The Last King of Scotland You are unlikely to regret a single hour/day/month spent in Faber's diverting, exuberant and intelligent company * * Financial Times * * A novel of big ideas by a writer of unusual intelligence and lucidity * * Independent on Sunday * * Faber is a metaphysical author who writes with a wide-eyed sense of compassion and a simple, glassy beauty. Ultimately, his book stakes its own bold faith in our unique human capacity for love * * Metro * * So adroit is the storytelling, so slick is the cavalcade of vivid minor characters, from sinister doctors to fervent Bible-bashers, that you find yourself drawn into this eerily unfamiliar world, in which Christian and post-Christian values collide * * Mail on Sunday * * Faber eases ahead [of David Mitchell and Philip Pullman] as the apostle of our moment in and out of time * * Herald * * A great performance, and a mature one * * Daily Telegraph * * With its unadorned language and eerie, sincere sense of the power (and powerlessness) of faith, this is a ha
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Michel Faber has written nine other books. In addition to the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin, he is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fire Gospel and The Fahrenheit Twins. He has also produced a poetry collection, Undying: A Love Story, two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps and The Courage Consort, and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. In 2017, The Book of Strange New Things will be adapted into Amazon Original Series Oasis. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the UK.