1st book in the British Book Challenge!!

Published January 9, 2015 by mrsjennyreads

BBC pointed shaded

So the book I picked …


Vastly intelligent and tip-toeing around modern philosophes, Our Tragic Universe is brimming with spiritual and psychological grandeur. I enjoyed the novel’s fearlessness to explore the corners of surreal existence meshed with interpersonal realization and the artifice of the love dilemma. Deeply moving through darkness, and intellectually touching, I recommend this book for fans of novels that go beyond the safe and typical.

4 out of 5 stars

About the author

Scarlett Thomas has taught English Literature at the University of Kent since 2004, and has previously taught at Dartmouth Community College, South East Essex College and the University of East London. She reviews books for the Literary Review, the Independent on Sunday, and Scotland on Sunday. She has written seven novels, including The End of Mr. Y and PopCo.

In 2001 she was named by The Independent as one of 20 Best Young Writers. In 2002 she won Best New Writer in the Elle Style Awards, and also featured as an author in New Puritans, a project led by the novelists Matt Thorne and Nicholas Blincoe.

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