The highest bidder will receive first edition copies of both THE SOMNAMBULIST and THE DOMINO MEN by Jonathan Barnes, signed by the author.
Minimum Bid: £10.00
– donated by Jonathan Barnes
‘Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and wilfully bizarre. Needless to say, I doubt you’ll believe a word of it.’ So starts the extraordinary tale of Edward Moon, detective, his silent sidekick the Sonambulist and devilish plot to recreate the apocalyptic prophecies of William Blake and bring the British Empire crashing down. With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a richly evoked setting and a playful highly literate style this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy and a brilliant debut.
With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a richly evoked setting and a playful and highly literate style, this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy and a brilliant novel. Jonathan Barnes is one of the most talented writers of Victoriana around, and juggles invention, reality, grotesquerie and curiosities together into a sparkling and wonderfully quirky story. Perfect for readers who like something a little different, this is a stand alone novel from the author of The Somnambulist – “A cabinet crammed with curiosities”, The Observer – which picks up the tale of The Domino Men as they embark on an all-new adventure.