The Amnesiac

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Penguin, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 400 pages
20 Reviews
A gripping literary thriller from an exciting new voice in fiction

Hailed as ?one to watch ? by the UK?s Telegraph, Sam Taylor is one of the most imaginative and innovative young writers at work today. With The Amnesiac, his United States debut, he incorporates a murder mystery and a forgotten manuscript into an exhilarating and intelligent novel. When twenty-nine-year-old James Purdew returns to England from his home in Amsterdam, it is to discover what happened during three earlier years of his life that he cannot recall. What he finds, in an old house with a tragic history, is a nineteenth-century manuscript that begins to seem less and less like a work of fiction?and more like the key to his own lost past. Memory and amnesia, fiction and reality, destiny and randomness, heaven and hell?all converge to form an engrossing gothic story that is sure to appeal to fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafon?s The Shadow of the Wind.
 

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User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

I kept waiting for this book to draw me in, but frankly the writing was pretentious and the incorporation of other stories within this one made me feel like the author haphazardly combined every draft ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ineke van Mackelenbergh - Goodreads

I got to page 51 and decided this book was not for me. Having read the blurb on the back cover I thought the storyline intriguing, but I have to agree with some other reviews : the author is trying ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
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