Pandora in the Congo

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Canongate, 2008 - Adventure stories - 441 pages
8 Reviews
A most wondrous, fearsome fiction . . .

Pandora in the Congo is a triumphant feat of imagination, a gripping tale that ventures to the world's darkest places - and beyond - to the furthest reaches of the human mind . . .

It is 1914. In the heart of the Belgian Congo, Garvey, a bedraggled British manservant, emerges from the jungle He is the lone survivor of a mining expedition in which both his masters, William and Robert Craven, have died, and all of the party's African porters have fled. With him, Garvey carries two huge diamonds.

From his prison cell in London, Garvey recounts his horrific and thrilling ordeal. Young Tommy Thomson is assigned to transcribe Garvey's story and only he can untangle the extraordinary mysteries of the Garvey case.

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User Review  - Beej415 - LibraryThing

I picked this up hoping for a fun adventure story. It started off in a sort of comic book, fanciful, comedic style, which I found quite refreshing and promising. Unfortunately, the author repeatedly ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A ghostwriter's ghostwriter hires on to save a man from hanging in this sly import first published in Spain in 2005.Tommy Thompson is a young English writer desperate to be published. He'll do ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Albert Sánchez Piñol was born in Barcelona in 1965 and is an anthropologist and writer. Cold Skin, his first novel, has been translated into fifteen languages.

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