Maxwell's Demon

Maxwell's Demon

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 04/02/2021
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Thomas Quinn is having the strangest autumn ...

Nine years ago, his mentor Andrew Black wrote a million-copy-selling mystery novel - and then disappeared. Now could it be that Thomas is being stalked by the hero of Black's book? And that new answerphone message sounds a lot like his own father. His father who has been dead for years.

Thomas's wife Imogen usually has the answers but she's on the other side of the world. If he can just find Black, perhaps Thomas might start finding some answers ...

With the same white-knuckle thrills as Hall's first novel, The Raw Shark Texts, Maxwell's Demon is a freewheeling investigation into the magic power locked inside the alphabet, love through the looking glass, the bond between parents and children, and, at its heart, the quest for meaning in a chaotic and untidy world.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9781847672469
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 611g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 162 x 33 mm

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Maxwell's Demon
Kafkaesque, hard to put into a specific genre, but BRILLIANT!
Maxwell's Demon is a very unusual novel, it's hard to slot it into a specific genre but it's beautifully written and pressed all the right buttons for me. ... READ MORE
Mary Price
Maxwell's Demon
A hall of mirrors
Much like the protagonist, Thomas Quinn, I spent much of this book not really sure what was going on. The novel is like a hall of mirrors, you catch sight... READ MORE
Verity Halliday
Maxwell's Demon
Psychological drama
Thomas Quinn is a fairly unsuccessful writer for years intimidated by the success of his estranged and now dead father's protegee Andrew Black. His life i... READ MORE
Aidan Dunn
Maxwell's Demon
Clever quirky read
Andrew Black is a best-selling author who has disappeared. Thomas Quinn is a struggling writer who hasn't been published in many years. Is Andrew Black bac... READ MORE
Jim Hanks
Maxwell's Demon
welcome back
I have been waiting a long time for a second novel from Steven Hall. I’m happy to report that fans of The Raw Shark Texts will dig this just as much. It’s ... READ MORE
The Dynamite Kid
Maxwell's Demon
I can't believe this ever got any five star reviews. It's up itself, confusing, trying to be cleaver and it isn't. Unlike Franz Kafka where you can say 'I ... READ MORE
Dave H