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Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne

Beautiful Animals

Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne
Hardcover
Jul 18, 2017 | 304 Pages
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Praise

Praise for Beautiful Animals:

“Osborne is a startlingly good observer of privilege, noting the rites and rituals of the upper classes with unerring precision and an undercurrent of malice… The novel takes on the tone of an existential noir, evoking writers like Jean-Patrick Manchette and Georges Simenon. Yet even as the narrative accelerates, the novel retains its sense of languor and style… Osborne has been described as an heir to Graham Greene, and he shares with Greene an interest in what might be called the moral thriller.” – Katie Kitamura, New York Times Book Review

“Let’s not mince words. This is a great book. Truly difficult to put down, the novel exerts a sickening pull. Its climax and resolution will not disappoint. The social perspective is sophisticated, smart and uncomfortable, and the story is cracking.”  Lionel Shriver, Washington Post 

A seductively menacing new thriller by Lawrence Osborne, a Bangkok-based English writer who unites Graham Greene’s fondness for foreign soil with Patricia Highsmith’s fascination with the nastier coils of the human psyche… What makes Osborne’s work so compelling is that it’s ruthlessly unpredictable. This is one writer who knows that life, even on a rapturously lovely Greek island, is no day at the beach.” –NPR’s “Fresh Air”

“A sun-drenched summer novel with a shadow of death hanging over it.” — NPR’s “All Things Considered”

“As a thriller, a real page-turner, and as social commentary an astutely glancing approach to Europe’s migration crisis. Rivetingly well written. Osborne…has a fine feel for the complexities of culture clash.” – Financial Times (Summer Picks 2017) 

“Sensuous and elegantly written… a masterful and sophisticated psychological thriller that explores moral ambiguity from multiple perspectives.” – BBC Culture (best beach reads of 2017) 

“Beautifully crafted and psychologically astute, Osborne’s latest novel takes us on another journey through a heart of moral darkness. A rich, disturbing, and compelling read.”–  Kirkus (starred review)

“Soaked in lush descriptions of the breathtaking Greek countryside… brilliantly paced.” – Booklist (starred review)



Praise for Lawrence Osborne: 
 
“Osborne’s writing is uncomfortably well observed; his story is sickeningly, addictively headlong” – Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk about Kevin
 
“If the purpose of a novel is to take you away from the everyday and show you something different, then Osborne is succeeding, and handsomely” – Lee Child, New York Times Book Review
 
 “Mr. Osborne has a keen and sometimes cruel eye for humans and their manners and morals… Surprising and dark and excellent” – New York Times 
   
“Elegant, stylish… edgy and gripping. Written with unfailing precision and beauty” – Neel Mukherjee, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Lives of Others      
 
“Sumptuous and sinister, languorous and tense” —Sunday Times (UK)

Awards

New York Times Editors’ Choice SELECTION 2017

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