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December 3, 2021

'Katherine Carlyle' — Rupert Thomson

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This 2015 novel, like all of Thomson's books, is completely different from all the others.

What a fecund fertile mind.

His Wikipedia biography is an adventure story in and of itself.


Above and below, the prologue of "Katherine Carlyle."


I invoked SlowRead©® before I started it, what with rave reviews up front from Philip Pullman ("It's a masterpiece."); James Salter ("This is the fascinating story of Katherine Carlyle, who mysteriously decides that instead of university and a privileged life she will erase her identity and much of her emotions and go untraceably to the most remote settlement of the Russian north."); Lionel Shriver ("Smart, stylish, inventive, and always entertaining. I would read any book that Thomson wrote."); and Rebecca Mead ("What new ways of imagining ourselves and our loves are offered by technologies earlier undreamt of?"), among others.


Thomson sat for a 30-minute radio interview with Georgina Godwin earlier this year.

December 3, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


Thanks Joe!

Posted by: Robert Weaver | Dec 3, 2021 2:48:12 PM

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