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The Case of the Missing Books (The Mobile Library) by [Ian Sansom]

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The Case of the Missing Books (The Mobile Library) Kindle Edition

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Length: 354 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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‘A Tristram Shandy for our times… The tone is part elegy, part satire, part howl and very, very funny. I laughed more times than I can remember over a novel for years … Ring Road is well-observed and endlessly inventive, with all the messiness of a real place. Sansom’s deadpan voice throws up jokes on every page.’

‘Calls to mind two other outstanding novels: Tristram Shandy…and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22… One of those rare books that, once picked up, proves very difficult to put down.’
The Irish Independent

‘Wonderfully vivid, easy, natural, funny and moving.’
Oliver Sacks

‘A wonderfully comic novel.’
Daily Mail

‘It reminds me most of Jerome K. Jerome… Mellow, intelligent and very funny, a perfect antidote for melancholy.’
Michael Moorcock, Guardian

‘There is something fearless in the gaze Sansom turns on banality, and this novel is, in the end, a surprisingly gripping feat of coming to terms with what ordinary life is like.’ TLS

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Ian Sansom is the author of Paper: An Elegy and the Mobile Library Mystery series of novels. He is also a frequent contributor to the Guardian and the London Review of Books, and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. The Sussex Murders is the fifth in his County Guide series, following The Norfolk Mystery, Death in Devon, Westmorland Alone and Essex Poison. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 666 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 354 pages
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial; UK ed. Edition (28 June 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • ASIN : B003U2TA1U
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings
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