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The Coma

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Publisher: Faber and Faber

3.6
(30)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 192 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0571223109 | Isbn-13: 9780571223107 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Others

Category: Fiction & Literature

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Book Description
The acclaimed author of The Beach returns with a mesmerizing and highly original work of intrigue.

Proclaimed "a gifted storyteller" by The New Yorker and "a huge literary talent" by Kazuo Ishiguro, Alex Garland, the internationally bestselling author of The Beach, The Tesseract, and writer of the critically acclaimed film 28 Days Later, returns with yet another gripping page-turner that blurs the edges of reality and probes the boundaries of consciousness. A man is attacked on the Underground and awakens to find himself in a hospital, apparently having emerged from a coma. Or has he? Garland's brilliant tale is illustrated with forty haunting woodblock print illustrations by his father, Nicholas Garland, a well-known political cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph (UK) and noted artist.
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  • 4

    The wood carving illustrations were excellent, a good enhancement of the story. Got quite a few cases of deja-vu through reading the "dreams" morphing into one another.

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  • 0

    This a book you could read in a few hours (maybe less), yet I got halfway through and abandoned it.


    It's the story of a man in a coma... or is it? As a writing exercise, I'm sure it works quite well, as a novel, not so much.


    There are graphic plates scattered throughout to illustra ...continue

    This a book you could read in a few hours (maybe less), yet I got halfway through and abandoned it.

    It's the story of a man in a coma... or is it? As a writing exercise, I'm sure it works quite well, as a novel, not so much.

    There are graphic plates scattered throughout to illustrate the novel's progress -- though arguably, they just serve to further confuse. For a tiny little hardcover book with big print, it doesn't need pictures to pad it out.

    I'm not sure I'll ever finish this one.

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