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The Ruins Kindle Edition

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Length: 409 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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There's a touch of Pynchon in this complex, woozily dream-like novel about music, mystery and imagined worlds...
-- Ian Rankin

The Ruins reads like Raymond Chandler remixed by James Lasdun: barbed aperçus and killer images flare across each page, even as unsettling elements moil below, in pursuit of more sinister ambitions. Every great noir tale is at some level a fantasia on the slipperiness of identity; Osman has written a great noir tale.
-- Martin Seay, author of The Mirror Thief

The Ruins is an intriguing and beautifully-written tale of two brothers, filled with music and danger. But at its heart this is a novel about being restless and lonely; about how the inability to create something transient leads to a silent despair and the desire to be someone else.
-- Mariana Enriquez, author of Things We Lost in the Fire

Oozes quiet sedition.
-- Sukhdev Sandhu, author of Night Haunts

"The Ruins is such a brilliant and idiosyncratic thing. It's hectic, soulful, elegant, and wickedly clever. It somehow approximates the immersive experience of listening to a life-changing album, and it also has some of the best line-by-line prose I've read in a really long time."
-- Anna Smaill, The Chimes

The debut from Suede founding member and bassist Mat Osman is an altered state of a novel, mixing the crime of LA noir, the ambient cityscapes of JG Ballard and dark language games of Thomas Pynchon, all imbued with a sensitivity to the magical - and powerful - properties of making and listening to music. -- George Chesterton, GQ

Fantastic debut novel. Magical, surreal, disturbing. Reminded me in places of early Iain Banks and DBC Pierre" -- John Niven

"Redolent of The Talented Mr Ripley, Performance and Theodore Roszak's Flicker, spanning London, LA and Las Vegas, The Ruins by Suede guitarist Mat Osman contains multitudes; it has all the makings of a cult classic." - Irish Times --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Mat Osman is the bassist and founding member of iconic British rock band Suede. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • Publisher : Repeater (11 February 2020)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 728 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 409 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1912248670
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 198 ratings

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3.0 out of 5 stars What a great plot
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