The Quick Paperback – 5 Mar 2007
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/ From the author of 'The Doctor' comes a disturbing and ghostly tale about a doctor's obsession with a mysterious comatose patient. / 'The Quick' is ideal reading group material and will be featured on the Reading Groups website. / Guaranteed review and feature coverage.
From the Author
Imagine being totally paralysed but fully conscious, able to
see, hear, smell and feel pain, but unable to communicate your sensations
to the world. Can you? No, not unless you've been there. But someone in
that predicament could imagine being otherwise, and anyone can follow
anyone else into the world of imagination. That's what I did in my new
novel, The Quick. I set out in pursuit of someone who intrigued me, and
ended up embarking on a long voyage.
Top customer reviews
Elegantly written and with remarkable insight into the intriguing world of neuroscience, The Quick is an unusual and fascinating piece of fiction.
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