Death is a Welcome Guest (häftad)
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Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
2016-01-07
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Short-listed for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award 2015 (UK); Long-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 (UK)
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John Murray Publishers Ltd
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1
ISBN
9781848546561
Death is a Welcome Guest (häftad)

Death is a Welcome Guest

Plague Times Trilogy 2

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Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Magnus McFall was a comic on the brink of his big break when the world came to an end. Now, he is a man on the run and there is nothing to laugh about. Thrown into unwilling partnership with an escaped convict, Magnus flees the desolation of London to make the long journey north, clinging to his hope that the sickness has not reached his family on their remote Scottish island. He finds himself in a landscape fraught with danger, fighting for his place in a world ruled by men, like his fellow traveller Jeb - practical men who do not let pain or emotions interfere with getting the job done. This is a world with its own justice, and new rules. Where people, guns and food are currency. Where survival is everything. Death is a Welcome Guest defies you to put it down, and leaves you with questions that linger in the mind long after you read the last page.
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Stunningly imagined, hugely scary * Irish Independent * Stunningly imagined, hugely scary * Irish Independent * The second volume of Welsh's disturbing dystopian trilogy makes for grim but compelling reading * Scotsman * The second volume of Welsh's disturbing dystopian trilogy makes for grim but compelling reading * Scotsman * A taut menacing thriller that will keep you riveted until the end * Candis * A taut menacing thriller that will keep you riveted until the end * Candis * Almost everything about this scenario is familiar, from the abandoned luxury hotels to the looped news bulletins on TV . . . But Welsh's writing is so effective that it was as if I were encountering these tropes again for the first time; as if I was 12 again and watching Threads the 1980s BBC nuclear drama to which this series is clearly indebted. Richly imagined and, in Welsh's hands, horribly plausible * Guardian * Almost everything about this scenario is familiar, from the abandoned luxury hotels to the looped news bulletins on TV . . . But Welsh's writing is so effective that it was as if I were encountering these tropes again for the first time; as if I was 12 again and watching Threads the 1980s BBC nuclear drama to which this series is clearly indebted. Richly imagined and, in Welsh's hands, horribly plausible * Guardian * Welsh's fast-moving tale switches from a terrifically choreographed prison break to a road-trip through a post-plague landscape . . . Welsh imbues what could have been a simple narrative with more profound meaning and resonance . . . After the thrilling climax, readers will be desperate to find out what happens next in what, Welsh assures us, will be the final entry in this fascinating, unsettling and all-too-plausible trilogy * Sunday Herald * Welsh's fast-moving tale switches from a terrifically choreographed prison break to a road-trip through a post-plague landscape . . . Welsh imbues what could have been a simple narrative with more profound meaning and resonance . . . After the thrilling climax, readers will be desperate to find out what happens next in what, Welsh assures us, will be the final entry in this fascinating, unsettling and all-too-plausible trilogy * Sunday Herald * Welsh has produced a thriller with shades of an adult Lord of the Flies: a dark and all too vivid picture of how survivors will go to any lengths to go on surviving . . . She sets out to paint an all too frightening and convincing picture of how the human race would deal with finding itself in extremis. Her characters are icons, yet individuals; her images of a superficially idyllic countryside with rot and destruction just under the surface are all too appallingly realistic * Promoting Crime * Welsh has produced a thriller with shades of an adult Lord of the Flies: a dark and all too vivid picture of how survivors will go to any lengths to go on surviving . . . She sets out to paint an all too frightening and convincing picture of how the human race would deal with finding itself in extremis. Her characters are icons, yet individuals; her images of a superficially idyllic countryside with rot and destruction just under the surface are all too appallingly realistic * Promoting Crime * Louise Welsh uses her story to examine where the cracks are in our society and most especially to look at human nature in both its good and bad forms giving a lot of pause for thought on what might happen should the worst happen . . . I am going to be very interested to see how the author completes the trilogy - will both these tales merge or will there be another completely different viewpoint? No idea but can't wait to find out . . . this is shaping up to be a really great trilogy, one that will stay with me. I cannot wait for the finale * LizLovesBooks * Louise Welsh uses her story to examine where the cracks are in our society and most especially to look at human nature in both its good and bad forms giving a lot of pause for thought on what might happen should

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Louise Welsh is the author of six highly acclaimed novels including The Cutting Room and, most recently, A Lovely Way to Burn. She has been the recipient of several awards. Death is a Welcome Guest is the second novel in the Plague Times trilogy. Visit Louise's website for more information: www.louisewelsh.com