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The Coma (Ltd Ed)

The Coma (Ltd Ed)

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ISBN
9780571223091
Published
24/06/2004
9780571223091
Format
Hardback
Price
£150.00
Paperback
168

About the Book

From the internationally-known author of The Beach, a gripping mystery and stylistic tour de force that delves into the subconscious mind, with brilliantly disturbing results.

A young man is brutally assaulted late at night in an Underground train by a gang of thugs. Beaten unconscious, he lies for days in a hospital bed - but appears to make a full recovery. On discharge from hospital, Carl picks up the threads of his daily life, visiting friends, seeing his girlfriend - until he starts to notice strange leaps in his perception of time, distortions in his experience. Is he truly reacting with the outside world, or might he be terribly mistaken? So begins a dark psychological drama that raises profound questions about the boundary between the real and the imagined.

This mysterious and unsettling tale is illustrated by forty woodcuts created by the author's father, the political cartoonist Nicholas Garland.

From the internationally-known author of The Beach, a gripping mystery and stylistic tour de force that delves into the subconscious mind, with brilliantly disturbing results.A young man is brutally assaulted late at night in an Underground train by a gang of thugs. Beaten unconscious, he lies for days in a hospital bed - but appears to make a full recovery. On discharge from hospital, Carl picks up the threads of his daily life, visiting friends, seeing his girlfriend - until he starts to notice strange leaps in his perception of time, distortions in his experience. Is he truly reacting with the outside world, or might he be terribly mistaken? So begins a dark psychological drama that raises profound questions about the boundary between the real and the imagined.This mysterious and unsettling tale is illustrated by forty woodcuts created by the author's father, the political cartoonist Nicholas Garland.
  • Alex Garland

    Alex Garland is the author of the bestselling novels The Beach ,The Tesseract, and The Coma, which was created with images by his father Nicholas Garland. He is the co-author of the videogame, Enslaved.

    He has written the screenplays for 28 Days Later, Sunshine and adapted Kuzuo Ishiguro's Never Let MeGo for the screen.

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