Raw Shark Texts Hardcover – 1 March 2007
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- Publisher : Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (1 March 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1841959022
- ISBN-13 : 978-1841959023
- Dimensions : 16.6 x 3.3 x 21.8 cm
- Customer Reviews:
Clever, exciting, funny . . . and, finally, moving. ― * Sunday Times *
A pychological thriller with shades of Memento and The Matrix and the fiction of Mark Danielewski; page-turning, playful and chilling by turns. ― * Guardian *
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
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.
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What a journey. As a debut novel, Steven Hall absolutely nailed it. This isn't a style or genre of book I would normally read, and that makes it even better in my opinion.
Top reviews from other countries
The story of Eric's attempts to regain his memory lost lead into an adventure in language. However rather than just sit down and try and remember, his journey includes an unusal boat, a large shark and a cute scout. Difficult to give to much of the plot without giving it away but the book flows well, and also play cleverly with the layout and format of the text. My other half was especially impressed with the shark attack "action" on my Kindle version. (And will probably have the jaws theme in your head as you read parts of it)
The ending whilst not especially original wasn't the one that I was expected which is always welcome
Overall a clever bit of fiction and look forward to something more by the author.