An impressive piece of work ... original, imaginative, well crafted, funny and affecting by turns. --Martin Ouvry, The Literary Consultancy
... writes with great confidence, vigour and creative energy ... modern, hip and edgy. --Cornerstones
Elegant, thoughtful, clever, very readable and highly original. --John Paxton Sheriff, Writers' News
`Vivid, cerebral.' --The Times
`Rich, dense and lathered in knowing pop-culture references, The Venturi Effect plays like Brideshead Revisited reworked by Iain Banks. It's a caustic and often funny book which belongs firmly in the literate, questioning tradition of John Fowles.' --Eddie Harrison, The LIST
`Andrew Linzee Gordon is not afraid to tackle the big questions. And for any man who has ever been obsessively in love with a beautiful woman, this novel is for you.'
--Rowan Pelling, 2004 Man Booker Prize JUDGE
So begins Thomas, The Venturi Effect's faithless narrator, who is lying face-up, freezing and abandoned on the wind-swept tower of a Scottish castle. In his hand is a telescope, with which he hopes to discover, in a minute or two, the truth about his girlfriend's salvation...
Powerful and disturbing, this astonishing first novel leads you on a compelling and thought-provoking journey, on the trail of God's footprints, towards love, loss and letting go.