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Summary

If you knew a book was cursed, would you read it?  

When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr. Y in a secondhand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She knows enough about its author, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, to know that copies are exceedingly rare. And, some say, cursed.  

With Mr. Y under her arm, Ariel finds herself thrust into a thrilling adventure of love, sex, death and time travel.

©2019 Scarlett Thomas (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

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twists and turns of the mind

I don't like the main character because she is unnecessary debased. But I do understand that the person has to be very human and a little flawed for the story. other than that this is an awesome explore into the thinking and courses of our development of thinking. I like the questions it asks and the mix of the theory with science and religious studies. Excellent

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A great performance (spoiler free review)

This a gripping book but quite complex. The performance really helps bring the thoughts of the characters alive [no spoilers!]

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Terrible Narrative

I read this book in 2018, Its a story that stays with you weeks after finishing it. I loved it so much I decided to purchase on Audible. A mistake, the narrator can not verbally differentiate between characters voice tones, its read in a rushed way. The story is filled with magical, velvety secrets, dry humour, yet this narrator misses all of these cues. My advice would be to purchase the actual book and read it yourself. You won't regret it. I purchased mine from a charity book store.

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Highly recommended

A great book. Really well written and really well read. Very glad to have revisited it.