Skip to product information
1 of 0

The Somnambulist

  • Author
    • Jonathan Barnes
Regular price £10.99
Regular price Sale price £10.99
  • Published: Jan 10 2008
  • Pages: 288
  • 198 x 155mm
  • ISBN: 9780575082144
'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 Somnambulist and a 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.
View full details