03 October 2010
WEEK FORTY - 'THE RAW SHARK TEXTS'
'The Raw Shark Texts' by Steven Hall
September 29 - October 2, 430 pages
This book is crazy. Just plain crazy. It's just... like nothing I've ever read before; less like a story and more like an experience.
I spent large periods of time having no clue what was going on. Still don't really. But, somehow, somewhere in all this confusion, this novel grabs you. Perhaps it's just you hoping that everything suddenly makes sense. Nope. Does not happen.
But really, it was great. I especially loved the images made of fragmented test. Oh, and there's a cat called Ian. Very good. A conceptual shark or two, as well.
This is one book I can definitely see as a blockbuster movie. I'd go see it.