Thomas can discuss quantum physics and philosophy while making you think you're reading a sparkling romantic comedy. --Kate Saunders, The Times
A delight, not least for the quality of Scarlett Thomas's writing... Full of life and energy. --Philip Pullman
Is it odd to describe a book as kind? The commodity itself seems an increasingly rare thing in an internet-frazzled world, and so how unexpectedly wonderful to read Scarlett Thomas's Our Tragic Universe, a book that brims with a compassion and warmth. --Patrick Ness, The Guardian
Thomas has the mesmerising power of a great story teller - even if you're not always sure what she's telling you is a story. --Jake Kerridge, Financial Times
This is a novel of big ideas, with an engaging and identifiable central character, which will appeal to David Mitchell fans. --Waterstone's Books Quarterly.
'Thomas can discuss quantum physics and philosophy while making you think you're reading a sparkling romantic comedy.' --Kate Saunders, The Times
'Thomas is excellent on emotional tangles and meandering plotlines that still manage to mean something.' --Independent on Sunday
'Our Tragic Universe surprised me, and in such a terrific way. It is so addictive, you can't help but fall deeper and deeper under Scarlett Thomas's spell. She's a genius.' --Douglas Coupland
'A book that brims with a compassion and warmth'
--Patrick Ness, The Guardian
About the Author
SCARLETT THOMAS was born in London in 1972. Her previous novels include Bright Young Things, Going Out, PopCo and The End of Mr. Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. She teaches at the University of Kent.