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The Unknowns by [Roth, Gabriel]
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'he is a class act, witty and insightful, poking fun at the sort of men who can become dotcom millionaires without understanding the first thing about human beings.' Mail on Sunday

'Gabriel Roth fearlessly tackles some weighty issues - including false memory syndrome and the Iraq war - in his debut. The result is a novel of two [...] halves: the first a geek-com of frequently Woody Allen-esque brilliance, the second something altogether darker and more searching. [...] Roth is a genuinely exciting talent.' Daily Mail

Extremely funny . . . a great novel for the 21st century. (Peter McDonald Guardian)

[a] sparky, neurotic debut novel [...] Roth has a sharp awareness of trends and this comes out, hilariously, in Eric's dry commentary. The earnestness of youth is wittily depicted [...] Eric could be a creep but Roth has imbued him with such a hefty amount of humorous self-doubt that you can't help but root for him. [...] The Unknowns is a confident novel that manages to be both funny and sad. Buy it (Daily Telegraph)

'invigoratingly contemporary: ironic, informal, self-deprecating and energetic. [...] Roth is dexterous enough to handle the intermingling of comedy and tragedy [...] Roth is certainly an exciting new writer, and The Unknowns contains ample material for a fine debut - perhaps even enough for two.' Literary Review

'Roth's remarkably funny, tender book is much more than one code-writing kid's success story. [...] Roth writes in a gently self-mocking, utterly disarming style that gives The Unknowns an unusal type of tension.' New York Times

‘A wise and mature novel, a cool and contemporary one. It announces the arrival of a bright new talent.’

Andrew O’Hagan, Booker-shortlisted author of Our Fathers



The Unknowns is so staggeringly funny and smart that its depths and sorrows, when they came, took my breath away.’

Megan Abbott, author of The End of Everything and Dare Me



The Unknowns is wonderful, a wry, ironic novel about the perils of contemporary romance, where you can collect intimate details about people you’ve never met, but still not know the truth of somebody you want to love.’

Scott Turow, best-selling author of Presumed Innocent



‘Fast, funny, full of snappy dialogue, and never losing its poise. Gabriel Roth is a find.’ Sebastian Faulks, best-selling author of Birdsong

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Imagine David Nicholls's One Day as retold by Woody Allen -- and welcome to the hilarious, neurotic, and peculiarly perceptive world of Gabriel Roth

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 642 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (6 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUOABHC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #520,430 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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