The Ruins

The Ruins

Paperback Published on: 11/02/2020
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London, 2010: Icelandic volcanoes have the city in gridlock, banks topple like dominoes and Brandon Kussgarten has been shot dead by gunmen in Donald Duck masks. His death draws his twin brother - shy, bookish Adam - into Brandon's underworld of deceit and desire.A miniature kingdom sprouts in a Notting Hill tower-block, LA mansions burn in week-long parties, and in a Baroque hotel suite a record is being made that could redeem its maker even as it destroys him. As Adam begins to fall for his brother's shattered family he finds that to win them for himself he'll have to lose everything that he holds dear.This intelligent, intriguing and emotionally-searing tale of fractured identities, narcissism and ambition questions how being loved for what others think we are differs from who we are to ourselves.With echoes of Performance, The Talented Mr Ripley and Mulholland Drive, The Ruins delves into the dark heart of fame: magic, music and murder.

  • Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
  • ISBN: 9781912248674
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm

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The Ruins
A vision that's pure but not treacly, dark but not bleak
As a founding member of the legendary British alt-pop band Suede, Mat Osman is truly in his element with this astonishing debut. His firsthand familiarity ... READ MORE
Carrie Lofty
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Enjoy a very different book
Wow - it's so difficult to review this book, it's definitely genre bending, but definitely brilliant! My only suggestion would be start it with an open min... READ MORE
The Ruins
The Ruins
This one put me very much in mind of the early work of Iain Banks, which is high praise indeed round my way. It’s intelligent and enjoys playing games with... READ MORE
The Dynamite Kid
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Complicated story
A well written complicated story. There is a lot to this story and it is all cleverly written. I feel that I need to read this book again to fully grasp ev... READ MORE
Julie  Hosford
The Ruins
I discovered Mat Osman's writing through his latest novel, the Ghost Theatre, which I absolutely loved and on the strength of that I bought The Ruins. Wow!... READ MORE