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The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall


The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn't recognise, unable to remember who he is. All he has left are journal entries recalling Clio, a perfect love now gone. So begins a thrilling adventure that will send Eric and his cynical cat Ian on a search for the Ludovician, the force that is threatening his life, and Dr Trey Fidorus, the only man who knows its secrets.


Inventive, funny and extremely smart . . . I nearly fell off my chair with admiration -- AUDREY NIFFENEGGER A cult in the making * * TIME OUT * * A pychological thriller with shades of Memento and The Matrix and the fiction of Mark Danielewski; page-turning, playful and chilling by turns. * * GUARDIAN * * Clever, exciting, funny and moving * * SUNDAY TIMES * * No novel with a cat called Ian in it can fail to win a place in my heart * * DAILY TELEGRAPH * * Genuinely isn't like anything you've ever read before * * INDEPENDENT * * Very entertaining. The bastard love-child of The Matrix, Jaws and The Da Vinci Code -- MARK HADDON Fast, sexy, intriguing, intelligent - The Raw Shark Texts is all these and more: a cult waiting to happen, a blockbuster begging to be made. Steven Hall is a truly fantastic storyteller. Investigate, now! -- TOBY LITT An absurdly confident and intriguing debut. Move over Damien Hirst * * ESQUIRE * * Utterly thrilling . . . leaves your heart pounding * * MARIE CLAIRE * * A thriller with elements of sci-fi, romance and memoir . . . A cracking read . . . but it's the outrageous inventiveness that marks it out as really special * * IRISH INDEPENDENT * * Dizzyingly good . . . clever, fun, gripping and shot through with melancholy * * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY * *

About the Author

Steven Hall was born in 1975. His 'Stories for a Phone Book' featured in New Writing 13. The Raw Shark Texts is his first novel and won the Borders Original Voices Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. It has been translated into twenty-nine languages and film rights have been optioned by Film Four. Steven was chosen by Granta Magazine in 2013 as one of the decade's Best Young British Novelists. He lives in Hull, England. For more about The Raw Shark Texts see:

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Publication date

6th September 2007


Steven Hall

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Canongate Books Ltd


448 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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