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Pincher Martin

William Golding

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

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571362349
Date Published
07.10.2021
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Summary

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

An hour on this rock is a lifetime.

Glistening limpets. Lobster claws. 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.

‘Wizardry of the first order.’ Observer

‘Terrifying … Magnificently original.’
Sylvia Plath

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

‘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

Terrifying and highly coloured … Magnificently original.

Sylvia Plath
Critic Reviews

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

Marlon James
Critic Reviews

Wizardry of the first order.

Observer
Critic Reviews

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

Stephen Spender
Critic Reviews

Immense ... To read it is to undergo a shattering and memorable experience.

Kingsley Amis
Critic Reviews

A master fabulist ... An iconoclast.

John Fowles
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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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