Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.00 delivery
+ FREE Delivery
+ FREE Delivery
The Body Library: 2 Paperback – 1 April 2018
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
- ISBN-13 : 978-0857666734
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0857666738
- Product Dimensions : 14.48 x 2.67 x 19.81 cm
- Publisher : Angry Robot; New ed Edition (1 April 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 210,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"A moody, grimy, ruthlessly funny read... its sense of play and sly manipulation of reader expectations - about metafiction, weird fiction, and noir--is still quite the trip."
- Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
"By writing a novel set in literature itself the author has created a new psychedelic meta-genre as well as a fantastic story that sticks in the mind long after the novel itself is read."
- British Fantasy Society
"There is a fluidness to Noon's writing that initially made me think The Body Library would be like Ishiguro's dream-like The Unconsoled. As I read further, however, I felt more like I was in the atmosphere of 1408 by Stephen King or the movie Dark City - the noir settings and slip-away realities where what's around the corner can't be articulated and yet ... Things change and reality is different but the writing is well-structured so it's easy to follow. The writing is as much of a treat as the setting and the story and the characters."
- Ephemeral Digest
"Lordy, this was one HELL of a trip. Not for the faint of heart. Or the impatient. But by Bradbury in heaven, I swear this is the spiritual godson of The Illustrated Man on PCP. Noon's imagination is TOP NOTCH. I think I've just found my new favorite to-go guy for cutting edge and brilliant Weird fiction."
- Brad K Horner
"The Body Library is a brilliant piece of writing that does a satisfying job of merging noir, magical realism, and a love of all things literary."
- SF Revu
"An ingeniously manufactured art object, directing the reader's attention with a concatenation of smoky-eyed dreamlike imagery punctured by the Pavlovian responses of its actors - like a film noir mystery directed by Luis Buñuel and edited by Lev Kuleshov."
- The 1000 Year Plan
"Underneath the beautiful madness The Body Library is wittily observant, creepy and disconcerting, occasionally humorous, always on message even as it goes off on tangents and is a wonderfully hypnotic and completely mesmerizing story. I loved every single insane moment of it, just riveting. Completely riveting."
- Liz Loves Books
Praise for A Man of Shadows
"This superb novel of light, glass and blood proves again that Jeff Noon is one of our few true visionaries."
- Warren Ellis
"A disturbing and bizarre journey by one of the great masters of weird fiction."
- Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time
- The Guardian
"Manchester's delirious prophet returns with scripture written in shadow and light."
- Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine
"Noon has written a kaleidoscopic noir novel of dizzying dream logic."
- Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
The second in Noon’s Nyquist novels, we find the protagonist has fallen into a town of disappearing words & twisting stories rather than multiple time & varying light. A wonderful crooked tale following John as he finds himself caught up in the middle of a mystery & ever changing library that he cannot escape...
words actually can hurt you...
If you love Jeff Noons previous stories, you’ll love this one.