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The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder By John Ironmonger

The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder
by John Ironmonger

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Maximilian Ponder has been shut away for 30 years, attempting to record every memory he has ever had - a story of friendship, memory, what creates a life
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The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder Summary


The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder by John Ironmonger

'Maximilian Ponder is lying face up, dead, on the dining table in his own front room. This is something you really should know, right from the start. Max would also have wanted you to know that this is a Henri II style, French, walnut extending dining table, standing on solid turned legs with fretwork decor to the middle, also with ebony and sandalwood inlay, designed by the French furniture maker Nicolas Rastin and probably dating from around 1900...' Maximilian Ponder shut himself away for thirty years in an attempt to record every memory he ever had. Now he lies dead, surrounded by his magnum opus - The Catalogue - an exhaustive set of notebooks and journals that he hopes will form the map of one human mind. But before his friend Adam Last can call the police and inform them of Max's death, one rather gruesome task remains in order for Max's project to be complete. Interspersed with sections from The Catalogue, Adam tells the story of the man he knew - a man whose life changed dramatically the day he buried a dead labrador and fought a duel with his father. What emerges is both the story of a friendship, and also of a lifelong obsession, a quest to understand the human mind, memory, and what constitutes a life.

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About John Ironmonger


John Ironmonger was born and grew up in East Africa. He has a doctorate in zoology, and was once an expert on freshwater leeches. He is the author of THE GOOD ZOO GUIDE and the novels, THE NOTABLE BRAIN OF MAXIMILIAN PONDER, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa First Novel Prize and the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, and THE COINCIDENCE AUTHORITY. He was part of a world record team for speed reading Shakespeare, and once drove across the Sahara in a GBP100 banger. He lives in rural Shropshire with his wife, Sue, and has two grown-up children. @jwironmonger http://notablebrain.blogspot.co.uk/

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GOR010294690
The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder by John Ironmonger
John Ironmonger
Used - Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2012-03-29
304
0297866109
9780297866107
Short-listed for Costa First Novel Award 2013
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.