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Scarlett Thomas

Autor/a de The End of Mr. Y

24+ obres 5,675 Membres 280 Ressenyes 35 preferits

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Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her novels include The Seed Collectors, PopCo, The End of Mr.Y which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, and Our Tragic Universe. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.
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Obres de Scarlett Thomas

The End of Mr. Y (2006) 2,494 exemplars
PopCo (2004) 959 exemplars
Our Tragic Universe (2010) 770 exemplars
Going Out (2002) 243 exemplars
Bright Young Things (2001) 223 exemplars
The Seed Collectors (2015) 212 exemplars
Dragon's Green (2017) 178 exemplars
Oligarchy (2019) 125 exemplars
Dead Clever (2003) 105 exemplars
Monkeys With Typewriters (2012) 83 exemplars
In Your Face (2004) 73 exemplars
The Chosen Ones (2018) 64 exemplars
Seaside (2005) 62 exemplars
Galloglass (2019) 40 exemplars
41-Love: A Memoir (2021) 19 exemplars

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Altres noms
Czerniak, Gaby
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Kent, England, UK
University of East London
creative writing teacher
Biografia breu
Scarlett Thomas, born in London in 1972, author of the novels Bright Young Things, Going Out, PopCo, The End of Mr. Y, and Our Tragic Universe. Scarlett’s work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and she has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the South African Boeke Prize. In 2001 she was included in the Independent on Sunday's list of the UK's 20 best young writers, and in 2002 she won an Elle Style Award for the novel Going Out. She has written short fiction and articles for various anthologies and publications, including Nature Magazine, the Guardian and the Independent on Sunday. She has also had stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She currently lives in Kent, UK, where she teaches Creative Writing. In her spare time she is studying for an MSc in Ethnobotany. She is currently working on her ninth novel, The Seed Collectors.



Hard read but some unexpected rewards in the end.
Lokileest | Hi ha 69 ressenyes més | Apr 2, 2024 |
The Sleepwalkers by Scarlett Thomas is a recommended epistolary novel that eventually becomes a mystery.

In the opening lengthy letter Evelyn (Evie) is writing to Richard, her new husband. The two are on their honeymoon on a Greek island and staying at the Villa Rosa, which Richard's mother booked for them. Isabella, the hotel's owner makes it obvious she plays up to Richards and actively despises Evie. It also seems clear that Evie and Richard dislike each other and there are weird things going on at the hotel.

The narrative opens through a very lengthy letter written by Evie to Richard. It is at this point many readers are going to realize that the novel seems populated by unlikable characters and that they will have to suspend disbelief because the letter is so very, very, extremely lengthy. Also trying of my patience were the sudden gaps in the flow of the letter. Richard eventually gets to reply to Evie with a letter of his own along with various other notes, audio transcripts, and letters.

Normally I tend to like epistolary novels, but that is when the letters are actually the length of normal letters or even long emails or text messages. I appreciate the interplay between them to build a plot and different points-of-view. I also like it when the voice of the various characters are distinctive rather than all in the same dialect and tone. The writing is very descriptive but it is also similar in every piece of writing. I struggled along to the end where there are some twists and some closure but also open questions. Thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing me with an advance reader's copy via . My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
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SheTreadsSoftly | Mar 25, 2024 |
Some incredibly clever plot ideas and narrative form. I love the blending of philosophy in a kind of sci-fantasy type story. Very original work…

The problem with the text is it needed some editor work, there are inconsistencies and scenes that feel a bit tacked on, not as realistic.
yates9 | Hi ha 112 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2024 |
I could not get through this book. After 130 pages or so, I gave up, which I rarely do. There was quite a bit of scientific detail, and, overall I thought the plot moved too slowly to keep my interest.
FictionBookworm | Hi ha 112 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |



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