Fine first printing in original wrappers. A softback original. No reading creases, marks or chips evident. A tight, square, unread copy in excellent shape. Essentially as new. Signed, dated and located by the author to the title page: 'David Mitchell Hay-on-Wye, 2003.' Interestingly Section 4 of The Bone Clocks begins with a reference to the Hay Festival: 'Welsh rain gods piss onto the roofs, festival tents and umbrellas of Hay-on-Wye and also on.' As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Nearly 100 David Mitchell siigned first editions in stock. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Eiji Miyake arrives in a sprawling Japanese metropolis to track down the father he has never met. But the city is a mapless place if you are 18, broke, and the only person you can trust is John Lennon. His 8-week hunt plunges into the hinterland between the city and the mind, where a Polish art movie is no less real than the coffee in front of him and letters from an Imperial Army soldier are signposts to next week, and where he crosses paths with numerologists, staion masters, gateballers, hostesses, organ harvesters and insane chefs. Philosophical, colourful, sometimes violent, this is a dazzlingly inventive novel about image, control and memory.
Críticas: David Mitchell's second novel, number9dream, uses a similar episodic format to his brilliant but fragmentary debut Ghostwritten to create a more coherent and assured narrative that is part detective, part coming-of-age, story. Eiji Miyake, 20, naïve and wholly loveable, encounters a frantic, exotic world when he comes to Tokyo from his small island home to find the father he has never met.
Pin-stripped drones, a lip-pierced hairdresser, midday drunks ... Not a single person is standing still ... a thousand faces per minute ... oven-hot ... ready to buckle under the weight of cloud at any moment.Eiji is a dreamer, a Billy Liar for the Cyberpunk generation. His fantasies structure this frenetic kaleidoscopic narrative, conducting the reader on an exhilarating, disorientating tour of metropolis and mind. One minute Eiji is contending with arcade-game cybourgs, the next caught up in a Blue Velvet-type nightmare with real-life (perhaps) gangsters: "dragged into a turf war between wolves with rabies". So what was crazed and charming becomes dangerous and gripping.
This exotica and cyber-unreality allow more traditional novelistic concerns--a boy's coming of age, the exploration of ethical responsibilities or the great human universals of love and duty--to creep up unobtrusively. Pretty soon the realisation dawns: this isn't just fun, this isn't just clever, this is a great, perhaps a very great, novel. A Joycean delight in language and parody combines with affectionate characterisation and an impressive narrative control to make number9dream an extraordinary and rewarding experience. --Robert Mighall
Título: number9dream-SIGNED, DATED & LOCATED FIRST ...
Año de publicación: 2001
Encuadernación: Original Wraps
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Sceptre 15/03/2001, 2001. Estado de conservación: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780340739761
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería FPS0340739762VG
Descripción Sceptre, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001555862
Descripción Sceptre 15/03/2001, 2001. Estado de conservación: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780340739761
Descripción Sceptre 15/03/2001, 2001. Estado de conservación: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9780340739761
Descripción Sceptre, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000442721
Descripción Sceptre, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001700436
Descripción Sceptre, 2001. Estado de conservación: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. First Edition (1 in number line pb original). Nº de ref. de la librería GRP23680753
Descripción Sceptre, 2001. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. First Edition (1 in number line pb original). Nº de ref. de la librería GRP18515618
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería TT00571037B