The Adjacent is puzzling, brilliant, frustrating, page-turning, disturbing and absorbing. ( WERTZONE)
A beautifully written novel. ( SCI FI NOW)
Thoroughly engrossing, and throughout Priest's scene-setting is impeccable. His descriptions of the workings of Bomber Command in the WWII section are worthy of Len Deighton. In the futuristic strand, he uses his flat, clinical prose to good effect to create a mood of oppressive menace. ( STARBURST MAGAZINE)
Priest's novels are rarely easy, but they're always beautifully written and extraordinarily thought-provoking. (David V Barrett Fortean Times 2013-11-01)
Priest touches on many of his favourite themes but shows us something new. (Roz Kaveney The Independent 2013-10-28)
Christopher Priest's eerily resonant The Adjacent is one of his best novels. (Adam Roberts The Guardian 2013-12-03)
Arguably his best yet. (Lesley McDowell The Glasgow Herald 2013-11-30)
Tibor Tarent, a freelance photographer, is recalled to Britain from Anatolia where his wife Melanie has been killed by insurgent militia. IRGB is a nation living in the aftermath of a bizarre and terrifying terrorist atrocity - hundreds of thousands were wiped out when a vast triangle of west London was instantly annihilated. The authorities think the terrorist attack and the death of Tarent's wife are somehow connected.
A century earlier, a stage magician is sent to the Western Front on a secret mission to render British reconnaissance aircraft invisible to the enemy. On his journey to the trenches he meets the visionary who believes that this will be the war to end all wars.
In 1943, a woman pilot from Poland tells a young RAF technician of her escape from the Nazis, and her desperate need to return home.
In the present day, a theoretical physicist stands in his English garden and creates the first adjacency.
THE ADJACENT is a novel where nothing is quite as it seems. Where fiction and history intersect, where every version of reality is suspect, where truth and falsehood lie closely adjacent to one another.
It shows why Christopher Priest is one of our greatest writers.
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