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Pincher Martin

William Golding

Experience a shipwrecked sailor’s psychic disintegration into ‘a naked madman on a rock’ by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies.

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9780571309191
Date Published
01.08.2013
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Summary

Experience a shipwrecked sailor’s psychic disintegration into ‘a naked madman on a rock’ by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies.

An hour on this rock is a lifetime.

Glistening limpets. The claws of a lobster. Wild tangles of seaweed. Slowly, his eyes open. Everywhere, there is sea. Only this jagged peak interrupts the vast expanse of the Atlantic: a tooth in a gaping jaw. But he will survive. Rainwater can be drunk; anemones eaten. He dries his oilskin beneath the screaming gulls, and discovers his papers: Christopher Hadley Martin, TY. Lieut., R.N.V.R. Weathering lightning strikes of memory, he must now reconstruct his fate – piece by terrible piece.

‘Devastating … Violently real … The unique kind of novel that compels you to reread it.’ Marlon James

‘Wizardry of the first order.’ Observer

‘Terrifying … Magnificently original.’
Sylvia Plath

‘An amazing tour de force … A blow-by-blow struggle for survival.‘ Stephen Spender

‘Immense … To read it is to undergo a shattering and memorable experience.’ Kingsley Amis

‘A master fabulist … An iconoclast.’ John Fowles

Critic Reviews

Devastating ... Violently real ... The unique kind of novel that compels you to reread it.

Marlon James
Critic Reviews

Terrifying and highly coloured … Magnificently original.

Sylvia Plath
Critic Reviews

Wizardry of the first order.

Observer
Critic Reviews

An amazing tour de force ... A blow-by-blow struggle for survival.

Stephen Spender
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William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers of modern times. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, has been read by millions, translated into more than forty-five languages, and adapted for screen and stage drama. He drew on his own experience as a teacher and his service in the…

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