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The End of Mr Y Paperback – 5 Jul 2007

3.9 out of 5 stars 282 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Trade Paperback edition (20 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847671179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847671172
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 282 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,666,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A masterpiece . . . A brilliant, engaging story that in the end
makes you rethink the nature of existence and the true structure of the
world.' -- Douglas Coupland

'Deserves all the praise it has already received and much more . .
. Destined to become a cult book.' -- Sunday Telegraph

'Enjoyable bunkum, as brainy as it is fantastical...Thomas has produced a contemporary fantasy novel worth reading.' -- Sunday Herald

'Ingenious and original . . . A cracking good yarn fizzing with
intelligence.' -- Philip Pullman

'This splendid piece of Victorian gothic has a delightful whiff of
decaying books, and a strong pinch of sulphur. Hugely enjoyable.' -- The Times

'Thomas pulls off this intellectual rollercoaster of a novel with dry humour and panache' -- Sunday Times

'Utter enchantment.'
-- Independent

Synopsis

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.

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