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The Bus on Thursday Hardcover – 18 October 2018

3.4 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0708898793
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Book Group (18 October 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780708898796
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0708898796
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.5 x 2.5 x 13.9 cm
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Bursting with raucous energy, while anchored in seriousness, The Bus on Thursday is an intoxicating horror-humor romp -- Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation

Barrett's brilliant second novel plummets headlong into a darkly funny tale ― Mail on Sunday

Funny, angry, feminist . . . [Barrett is] a masterly world-builder ― New York Times Book Review

[Eleanor] is an entertainingly sardonic companion on this blackly humorous journey into horror ― Observer

This quirky tale is thrillingly original and wildly funny. A slippery narrative keeps you guessing what's really going on with a sharply witty narration ― Sunday Mirror

[A] bonkers, rather brilliant comedy . . . Savagely funny, The Bus On Thursday takes the nineteenth-century literary conceit of a woman going mad in the face of repressive social expectations and updates it with brio for the twenty-first century ― Metro

Shirley Barrett has crafted a quirky, one-of-kind, wild ride of a novel with demons, kangaroos, a missing school teacher, a remote town where things are strangely off-kilter, and wonderfully bizarre cast of characters. The Bus on Thursday is a darkly funny and deeply unsettling novel you'll devour in one sitting -- Jennifer McMahon

Fast, funny and downright weird, but a great read ― Woman & Home

A darkly funny story in the company of a riotous, jinxed heroine ― Psychologies

Barrett's narrative rushes headlong forward in a crazy and exhilarating rush of emotion and plot . . . I fell head over heels for The Bus On Thursday for its plain bonkers plot ― Stylist

This quirky tale is thrillingly original and wildly funny ― Sunday People

Hilarious . . . This witty, wise and rather demented novel occupies a strange, and possibly unique, space between screwball comedy, murder mystery and magical realism -- Wendy Holden ― Daily Mail

It's a hilarious tale, and Eleanor is the perfect anti-heroine. One to brighten gloomy afternoons ― Image magazine

Who would have thought horror-humour would be so fun? It's chilling, but so camp and perfectly paced that it works ― Elle

It defies convention. I was hooked from the opening pages . . . it's laugh-out-loud horrible and
perfectly nuts - you'll never find anything like it again

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This is a sharp, twisted, hilarious treasure of a book. Sort of Twin Peaks meets Bad Teacher that had me laughing, wincing and falling in love with the flawed and flawless narrator -- Jess Kidd

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Bridget Jones meets Twin Peaks in this black comedy about a woman's retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her.

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