Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
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BeschreibungDo you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living?...Aye, right. That was Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter, anyway. But this was before he found himself in the more compromising position of being not only dead himself, but worse: dead with an exclusive still to file. From his position on high, Parlabane relates the events leading up to his demise, largely concerning the efforts of charismatic psychic Gabriel Lafayette to reconcile the scientific with the spiritual by submitting to controlled laboratory tests. Parlabane is brought in as an observer, due to his capacities as both a sceptic and an expert on deception, but he soon finds his certainties crumbling and his assumptions turned upside down as he encounters phenomena for which he can deduce no rational explanation. Perhaps, in a world in which he can find himself elected rector of an esteemed Scottish university, anything truly is possible. One thing he knows for certain, however: Death is not the end - it's the ultimate undercover assignment.
PortraitChris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of "Quite ugly one morning". Since the publication of "A big boy did it and ran away" he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow.
Pressestimmen'Sharply satirical and poignantly funny, this is a gripping and highly entertaining read.'
//- Time Out//
'Brookmyre conducts a serious debate in the midst of his usual brilliant mix of absurd plot, extravagant characters and unbounded wit'
'A hilarious and heartening satire on stupidity and an expose of those who know how to exploit it'
//- Daily Telegraph//
'A thriller that is thought-provoking, terrifying and hilarious, and possibly Brookmyre's most accomplished book to date'
//- Scotsman //
Untertitel: 'Jack Parlabane'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Little, Brown Book Group
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten