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The Bus on Thursday Paperback – 3 October 2019

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group (3 October 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0708898807
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0708898802
  • Dimensions : 12.6 x 2 x 19.6 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.4 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

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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)

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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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