The narrator of 'The Society of Others' is an alienated young man who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his family off his back, he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure around Europe. But his journey soon turns into an orgy of violence.
He has nowhere to go...so he goes there. An alienated young man can see no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To escape from his family he decides to set off on a hitchhiking adventure around Europe, and is picked up by a friendly lorry driver with an unusual interest in philosophy. The journey takes him through a violent and Kafkaesque nightmare to a destination that changes his life.
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"Thrilling in every respect, but also hypnotic, fast-moving and intellectually challenging ... Quite staggeringly good." Daily Mail "It entertains us while it reflects with great profundity on the human condition ... one of the best novelists around." -- Piers Paul Read Spectator "Nicolson describes it as 'a thriller about the meaning of life' and that's pretty accurate ... A genuinely thought-provoking read." Mail on Sunday "Very good ... Kafka lurks in the background through all this but Nicholson successfully contrives to supplant that author's fatalism with a hard-won optimism concerning how to remain human amid inhumanity." The Times 20050430 "A pacy, tense and often funny read." Daily Telegraph
About William Nicholson
William Nicholson is the acclaimed author of the play Shadowlands, which was turned into a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins, for which he also wrote the screenplay. Hehas been the screenwriter for many other films, among them Gladiator. He is also the award-winning author of the bestselling trilogy of novels for children, The Wind on Fire. His new novel, The Book of True Love, is now available from Doubleday. William Nicholson lives in Sussex. Visit the author's website on www.williamnicholson.com
The Society Of Others by William Nicholson
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