Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
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Engleby
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Engleby

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Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

Book Description

Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, he rises without trace in Thatcher's England and scorches through the blandscape of New Labour. In the course of his brief, incandescent career, he and the reader encounter many famous people - actors, writers, politicians, household names - but by far the most memorable is Engleby himself. This work is a lament for a generation and the country it failed. It is also a meditation on the limits of science, the curse of human consciousness and on the lyrics of 1970s rock music. And beneath this highly disturbing surface lies an unfolding mystery of gripping narrative power. For when one of Mike's contemporaries unaccountably disappears the reader has to ask: is even the shameless Engleby capable of telling the whole truth?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846570476
ISBN-10: 1846570476
Format: CD-Audio
(142mm x 125mm x 25mm)
Pages: 5
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks Where My Heart Used to Beat, Paperback (June 2016)

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Broken World by Sebastian Faulks Broken World, Paperback (November 2015)

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » The gifted British Faulks (Human Traces, 2006, etc.) rings changes on the untrustworthy narrator technique with this titillating, ultimately engrossing study of a loner with a dark past. Mike Engleby is at Cambridge University in 1973, a student from a poor background on a full scholarship. As he tells us his story, often engagingly (his vignettes of the faculty are razor-sharp), it becomes clear he keeps to himself, whether he's drinking, doing drugs or driving around country villages. But the name of one fellow student keeps coming up: Jennifer Arkland. He goes to lectures with her and later, as one of the crew, participates in an experimental student film in Ireland; Jennifer has a lead role. However, when he steals a letter she's written to her parents, he realizes he's just a footnote in her life, a joke. Mike started stealing at Chatfield, the terrifying private boarding school he attended, also on scholarship; it boosted his "morale," which needed boosting after incessant vicious bullying by older boys and beatings by his father. What's really chilling, though, is Mike's casual admission that in time he became a vicious bully himself. Back in Cambridge, the big news is that Jennifer has disappeared. The police search Mike's rooms, but fail to discover Jennifer's diary, Mike's latest theft. Might Mike have "stolen" Jennifer? Possibly, but it's a big leap from obsession to abduction, though he's clearly maladjusted, unlike Jennifer (the marvelous diary entries reveal a radiantly happy, normal young woman). Life goes on, Jennifer is not found and Mike eventually becomes a successful journalist in London. Then the past returns, and it is devastating. If Mike has not been leveling with us, it's because of involuntary memory loss. We finally learn the gripping truth about what happened in Cambridge, even as we ponder the nature of the self. Faulks knows exactly how to keep the reader off-balance in this deft, funny, scary combination of suspense and psychic exploration. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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