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The Night Climbers by Ivo Stourton
  

The Night Climbers

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Beautifully and elegantly written. James’s aim is to gain a “prominent reputation” at university. He makes friends with a group led by the rich, but damaged Francis, spending most of his time eminently grateful that he can enjoy their company and lifestyle, desperate to fit in. However it is evident that all the characters have their insecurities and are all just as desperate to be accepted covering it up with bravado and arrogance, no more so than when they are scaling the heights of the Cambridge colleges for the ultimate buzz. Stourton’s writing seduces the reader as much as James is seduced by the Night Climbers. We will eagerly await this author’s second novel.

If you like Ivo Stourton you might also like to read books by Ian McEwan, Brett Easton Ellis and J. G. Ballard.

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The Night Climbers by Ivo Stourton

James, a new student at Cambridge, is overwhelmed by the thrill of opportunity and startled by his own hunger for friendship. He finds himself seduced by a covert and exclusive circle of friends – the ‘Tudor Night Climbers’ – who scale the university’s turrets after dark, transforming it into a dangerous playground of spiralling heights.

When he falls head over heels for the enigmatic Jessica, James finds himself in a fatal love triangle with the group’s reckless leader, Francis. But there is soon to be much more at stake when Francis dreams up a heist that will test their very souls.


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'Lapped up The Secret History? Then this one's for you . . . Stourton can really write . . . his next move will certainly be worth watching.' Independent on Sunday

'An amazingly accomplished début …the writing is elegant, the story decadent’ Observer

'I love this book. So exhilarating, authentic and vivid’ Nicholas Coleridge

'Heralds the début of a brilliant writer' Spectator

About the Author

Ivo Stourton was born in 1982 and works in the city of London. His debut novel, THE NIGHT CLIMBERS, a thriller about the secret club of students who scale the college walls of Cambridge, is currently being filmed by the young indie director, Marek Losey.

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Publication date

11th September 2008

Author

Ivo Stourton

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552773836

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