Maxwell's Demon (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780802149206
ISBN: 9780802149206
Editorial: Grove Press
Autor: Hall, Steven
Año de edición: 2021
N° Paginas: 352
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: About the AuthorSteven Hall is the author of The Raw Shark Texts, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It was an international bestseller and has been translated into over thirty languages. In 2013, Hall was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Maxwell’s Demon is his long-anticipated second novel.@stevenha11steven-hall.orgFourteen years after the monumental publication of the international bestseller The Raw Shark Texts, Maxwell’s Demon heralds the triumphant return of Granta Best Young British Novelist Steven Hall.Thomas Quinn is having a hard time. A failed novelist, he’s stuck writing short stories and audio scripts for other people’s characters. His wife, Imogen, is working on a remote island halfway around the world, and talking to her over the webcam isn’t the same. The bills are piling up, the dirty dishes are stacking in the sink, and the whole world seems to be hurtling towards entropic collapse. Then he gets a voicemail from his father, who has been dead for seven years.Thomas’s relationship with Stanley Quinn—a world-famous writer and erstwhile absent father—was always shaky, not least because Stanley always seemed to prefer his enigmatic assistant and protégé Andrew Black to his own son. Yet after Black published his first book, Cupid’s Engine, which went on to sell over a million copies, he disappeared completely. Now strange things are happening to Thomas, and he can’t help but wonder if Black is tugging at the seams of his world behind the scenes.Absurdly brilliant, wildly entertaining, and utterly mind-bending, Maxwell’s Demon triumphantly excavates the ways we construct meaning in a world where chaotic collapse looms closer every day.ReviewPraise for Maxwell’s Demon:Named a Most Anticipated Book by the Guardian“A wonderfully imaginative, splendidly baroque novel that is a combination of the baffling, teasing, and tantalizing. Part fantasy, part mystery, it is altogether delightful and filled with surprises—in a word, exceptional. No, make that two words; the second is fantastic. A rare, sui generis treat.” —Booklist (starred review)“[A] phantasmagoric novel with shades of Stephen King’s The Dark Half . . . There’s really nothing like this book—long contemplations of philosophy, personality, religion, and history are all woven into something of a mystery in which no one is truly reliable. With influences that recall Fight Club and Motherless Brooklyn, Hall manages to put a whole world on the page that shifts and changes as weirdly and wildly as the ones in the novel’s fictional books. The modern novel’s version of a Möbius strip, written with verve and a vast appreciation for the power of language.” —Kirkus Reviews“Ingeniously plotted and compulsively well-paced, a blend of detective story and science fiction with an epistemology course thrown in.” —Sunday Times“A postmodern mystery . . . Ingenious fun . . . Showily postmodern, full of odd typographical elements, altered realities and intertextual jokes . . . Maxwell’s Demon is consistently fun and often impressive.” —Guardian, “Book of the Day”“An entropic and sprawling mystery . . . Mind-twisting . . . Introspective and philosophical, the novel explores the dangers that occur when fatalistic urges take over.” —New Statesman“Written in the first person and paced like a thriller, there’s an intimacy and immediacy that quickly grips, and even the long digressions on theory—a trademark of the form—are enjoyable to read.” —Spectator“It’s Raymond Chandler meets Dan Brown meets Albert Einstein. Meets Christopher Nolan. Meets Jorge Luis Borges. It’s a mind-expanding page-turning adventure-mystery that crackles with intelligence and intrigue; a book about books (sort of) that’s been beautifully rendered in book form.” —Foyles“A postmodern literary thriller about a difficult second novel . . . Anyone who has a taste for postmodern hijinks—fans of Thomas P
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