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Infinite Ground by Martin MacInnes

Infinite Ground

Infinite Ground by Martin MacInnes
Oct 17, 2017 | 272 Pages
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BEST OF THE YEAR in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Herald, The Scotland on Sunday, and more
“An electrifying piece of work: strange, terrifying, riveting, and written with scintillating intelligence. In its thinking about the porosity between the human and the non-human, it stands shoulder to shoulder with Ballard, Lem, VanderMeer, Tom McCarthy.” —Neel Mukherjee, author of The Lives of Others
“Weird, wonderful, totally indefinable . . .  If not the Booker, then surely the Goldsmiths beckons.”  —Justine Jordan, THE GUARDIAN

“Brimming with strong, startling ideas . . . A curious and often remarkable book.” —Liam Hess, LITERARY REVIEW
“Stunning—a totally original, surreal mystery shot through with hints of the best of César Aira, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Julio Cortázar. Smart, clever, and honest. I doubt you’ve read anything quite like it.” —Jeff VanderMeer, author of The Southern Reach trilogy
“A novel of intelligence, grace, cunning and warped imagination, one that melds and sometimes clashes styles and influences to create something original and unsettling. It is a bravura performance, and one that announces Martin MacInnes as one of our most exciting new voices.” —Stuart Evers, author of Your Father Sends his Love
“Labyrinthine, beautifully written and teeming with ideas about fiction and reality that linger long in the mind . . . A frighteningly good debut novel.” —Lee Rourke, author of Vulgar Things
“An impressive and finely textured debut . . . This is fiction as a metaphorical labyrinth of the mind.” THE GUARDIAN
“A talent of the first rank . . . We want to be informed and entertained, I might also say, provoked and enlarged, and Martin MacInnes delivers on all fronts with writing of genuine bravura and originality.” —Christopher Potter, author of You are Here and How to Make a Human Being
“Strange, haunting, dislocating.” —Ian Rankin

“This is the work of a most singular and inventive mind, matched by writing with real flair and clarity. It is a book alive with ideas and cock-eyed intelligence, brimming with passages of genuine brilliance. Infinite Ground does that magical thing that only the very best novels do: it makes you see the world afresh. Dazzling stuff.” —Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of His Bloody Project
“A surreal crime mystery at one level and at another a profoundly serious exploration of the fragility and isolation of modern life.” —Saltire Literary Awards

“[A] brilliant and unpredictable novel… the story reads like out of Kafka, refined by Jorge Luis Borges. There are echoes too of J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World… unputdownable once you get into it.” LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review

“[A] mind-bending debut… MacInnes skillfully creates an atmosphere of lowering menace…in a narrative that aims to unsettle and provoke. Vividly suggestive and filled with haunting images…” KIRKUS REVIEW

“Invigorating… MacInnes’s vision is consistently involving and mesmerizing… the novel successfully infuses the detective story with the experimental energy of writers like Ben Marcus and Tom McCarthy.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Infinite Ground beguiled me. It’s a tropical fever dream, a detective novel turned on its head, a wending into a new heart of darkness that brings to mind so many writers (Aira, Ballard, Angela Carter) but manages through sheer perverse originality to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with its influences.” —Stephen Sparks

“A remarkably haunting and experimental debut.” READ IT FORWARD

“Brain-vaporizing… [MacInnes] constructs a puzzling terrain for his fertile imagination to explore.” —THE CULTURE TRIP

“highly original… a hallucinatory, existential mystery. MacInnes, in his debut novel, writes with savage precision of transformation, substitution and the question of what is true and untrue.” —River End Bookstore

“Highly original… a hallucinatory, existential mystery. MacInnes, in his debut novel, writes with savage precision of transformation, substitution and the question of what is true and untrue.” —SHELF AWARENESS

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