When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of "The End of Mr Y" in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She's read about its author before, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, and this is his most notorious, and rarest, book. It is ...
also believed to hold a curse. Anyone who's ever read it, including Lumas, has disappeared without trace.With "Mr Y" under her arm, Ariel is thrust into an adventure of faith, physics, love, death, and everything in between.Part gothic mystery, part time-travelling love story, "The End of Mr Y" lies somewhere between "Shadow of the Wind" and "Dr Who". Scarlett Thomas sends us on a wild and irresistible quest into our deepest selves and our biggest questions.
Ho iniziato a legger questo libro in quanto la trama mi sembrava davvero molto avvincente ed intrigante, peccato soltanto che dopo circa 50 pagine l'ho lasciato in quanto l'ho trovato noiosissimo. Lo sconsiglio caldamente
I brought this book expecting another, Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Dahlquist, style Victoriana adventure. However I was pleasantly surprised instead by an excellent story with a twisting plot, set mainly in the modern time frame.
..." Philosophical in places it never bores and kept me reading more, most enjoyable.Continua...Nascondi
Topics of this book are metaphisic, fisic, science and astral travels. I think it's an interesting book and the two main characters Ariel and Adam, are atipical and "suis generis". I did love this book and its story pretty well.