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Gods without Men

Gods without Men

Author: Hari Kunzru
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In "Gods Without Men" Hari Kunzru, the award-winning author of "The Impressionist" and "My Revolutions" takes you on a trip to the Mojave Desert, where things are not always what they seem...A small, autistic child goes missing. A British rock star goes quietly mad. An alien-worshipping cult is born. An Iraqi teenager takes part in a war game. In a remote town, near a rock formation known as The Pinnacles, lives intertwine, stories entangle and echo, and the search for meaning, pattern and connection in a dying universe continues. ""Gods Without Men" is a dazed, erudite and unforgettable novel". (David Mitchell). "Extraordinary, smart, innovative, a revelation. Has the counterculture feel of a late-1960s US campus hit - something by Vonnegut or Pynchon or Wolfe. Genuinely interesting and exhilarating...Will appeal to fans of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas". Clever and extremely enjoyable". ("Guardian"). "Dizzying scope...It is a testament to Kunzru's ability as a writer that "Gods Without Men" presents so many characters sketched so vividly". ("New Statesman"). "The literary skills of Hari Kunzru are evident throughout this complex and disturbing novel...Careful readers will find Kunzru himself is something of a trickster". (Annie Proulx, "Financial Times"). "Consistently atmospheric, richly detailed...For all the wit, this is a dark portrait of modern morals...Kunzru tenderly teases out the humanity, to powerful emotional effect' GQ 'Smartly sharp social detail, high-fidelity dialogue, vivid evocation of place ...ironic wit and exuberant guyings of paranormal gobbledegook". ("The Sunday Times"). Hari Kunzru is the author of "The Impressionist", "Transmission", "My Revolutions" and the short story collection, "Noise". He has won the Somerset Maugham, British Book and Betty Trask awards. Granta named him one of the best young British novelists in 2003. He has written for "The New York Times", "Guardian", "New Yorker", "Washington Post", "Times of India", "Wired" and "New Statesman".

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Extraordinary ... smart and innovative ... Kunzru is conspicuously clever and talented ... a revelation ... interesting and exhilarating ... a virtuoso performance ... funny and ingenious ... This clever and extremely enjoyable novel deserves to be popular not just with hippies, students and other questing types, but also with more sceptical audiences Guardian The literary skills of Hari Kunzru are evident throughout this complex and disturbing novel ... beautifully constructed sentences ... A brilliant crossover literary feat ... Careful readers will find Kunzru himself is something of a trickster Annie Proulx Consistently atmospheric ... Richly detailed ... For all the wit, this is a dark portrait of modern morals ... Kunzru tenderly teases out the humanity, to powerful emotional effect GQ Psychological acuity, a wonderful linguistic precision and the ability to make beautiful accordance between form and content via thoughtful narrative experiment. Gods without Men is a step further along the road towards the full realisation of Kunzru's early promise. It makes undeniable the claim that he is one of our most important novelists ... As large and cruel and real as life ... Never less than entertaining Independent on Sunday With each novel, Hari Kunzru is proving himself a subtler and more ingenious writer ... his most ambitious work yet Scotland on Sunday Gods Without Men is a dazed, erudite and unforgettable novel -- David Mitchell Kunzru's gift for satire remains undimmed ... Kunzru has already established himself as one of the most socially observant and skilful novelists around. In Gods Without Men, he has raised his game still further, creating a mature, intricately balanced fiction that is consistently gripping and entertaining Literary Review A funny, beautifully observed novel that raises big questions about how far events and people, past and present, are connected. But for all the big ideas, it is also surprisingly moving Psychologies Dizzying scope ... It is a testament to Kunzru's ability as a writer that Gods Without Men presents so many characters sketched so vividly New Statesman Kunzru's gift for the plain craft of prose, [and the wilful idiosyncrasy that] has shaped this sprawling, multi-stranded novel Metro Involving, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining Daily Mail Hugely entertaining ... A warm and well-travelled intelligence ... Heartwarming Sunday Express His biggest, most ambitious and most engaging novel to date The Times Psychological acuity, a wonderful linguistic precision and the ability to make beautiful accordance between form and content via thoughtful narrative experiment. Gods without Men is a step further along the road towards the full realisation of Kunzru's early promise. It makes undeniable the claim that he is one of our most important novelists ... As large and cruel and real as life Independent on Sunday Ambitiously eclectic ... smartly sharp social detail, high-fidelity dialogue, vivid evocation of place ... ironic wit and exuberant guyings of paranormal gobbledegook The Sunday Times Fuelled by an energetic intelligence. Along with a love of big ideas came narrative zest, verbal and comic flair, and an acute eye for contemporary mores both East and West ... Gods with Men marks another new and bold departure ... This really is Kunru's great American novel ... Compulsively readable, skilfully orchestrated, Kunzru's American odyssey brings a new note into his underlying preoccupation with human identity' Independent Being able to create a vivid sense of place is one of the hallmarks of a quality literary writer, but few could have done so as brilliantly as Hari Kunzru in his latest novel Gods without Men Big Issue Intensely involving ... Gods Without Men is one of the best novels of the year Daily Telegraph

Author description

Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission and My Revolutions, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141020211
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : July 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 400
  • : Hari Kunzru
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92