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Reality, and Other Stories

John Lanchester

Very modern ghost stories from the Booker-nominated author of The Wall.

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‘Sharp, humorous, satirical . . . a mind-bending collection.’ TLS

Household gizmos with a mind of their own.

Constant cold calls from unknown numbers.

And the creeping suspicion that none of this is real.

Reality, and Other Stories is a gathering of deliciously chilling entertainments – stories to be read as the evenings draw in and the days are haunted by all the ghastly schlock, uncanny technologies and absurd horrors of modern life.

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Sharp, humorous, satirical . . . a mind-bending collection.

Times Literary Supplement
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Deliciously eerie . . . Pure pleasure.

Mail On Sunday
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Tales of the Unexpected for the digital age.

i newspaper
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Very clever, very modern “entertainments” that play on our 21st-century obsession with technology, with time, and with ourselves.

Financial Times
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Brisk, vinegar-sharp satires that horrify and amuse in equal measure.

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Lanchester is a versatile writer with a gift for making sense of the modern world.

Evening Standard

John Lanchester has written five novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour, Capital and The Wall, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis; and How to Speak Money, a primer in popular economics. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the…

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