'The most original novel of the year ... The trilogy, when it is finished, will be a great novel about nothing much - and therefore everything.' -- Craig Raine, TLS Books of the Year >> 'Hard to resist... Boldly conceived and written with extraordinary verve and inventiveness... a wholly immersive experience.' -- Peter Parker, Sunday Times >> 'Mars-Jones is a writer of wonderful originality and wit, and the redoubtable John is superb company.' -- Kate Saunders, The Times >> 'We are clearly in the presence of a formidable talent operating at full strength ... There isn t a passage here that doesn t sparkle with some well-phrased perception, neatly overturned cliché or freshly minted pun... [Mars-Jones] has become over the course of three years one of the most industrious and accomplished novelists in Britain. -- Leo Robson, Daily Telegraph >> 'One of the most brilliant fictional projects of recent years.' -- Philip Hensher, Spectator >> 'Cedilla is nudged along... on a tide of ideas, jokes, esoterica, wordplay and vignettes, and it has much to charm the reader... One of the most original comic creations in recent fiction. You won't regret going along for the ride.' -- Alex Clark, Guardian >> 'Mars-Jones is undoubtedly a wonderful writer and in John he has created a fabulously idiosyncratic character.' --Melissa McClements, Financial Times
The gloriously witty, hugely ambitious and compulsively readable novel from award-winning writer Adam Mars-Jones
About the Author
Adam Mars-Jones's first book of stories, Lantern Lecture, was published in 1981 and won a Somerset Maugham Award. In 1983 and again in 1993 he was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, despite not having produced a novel at the time. His Zen status as an acclaimed novelist without a novel was dented by the appearance of The Waters of Thirst, and can only suffer further with the appearance of Pilcrow and Cedilla.