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The Somnambulist By Jonathan Barnes

The Somnambulist
by Jonathan Barnes

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An extraordinary tale of poetry, secret societies, travelling circuses and walking dead set in a richly realised Victorian London.
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The Somnambulist Summary

The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes

'Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and wilfully bizarre. Needless to say, I doubt you'll believe a word of it.'

So starts the extraordinary tale of Edward Moon, detective, his silent sidekick the Somnambulist and a devilish plot to recreate the apocalyptic prophecies of William Blake and bring the British Empire crashing down.

With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a richly evoked setting and a playful highly literate style this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy and a brilliant debut.

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About Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan Barnes graduated from Oxford with a First in English Literature. He has had various jobs in banking but is also a reviewer for numerous literary magazines and papers.

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The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan Barnes
Gollancz S.F.
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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