The Insult by Rupert Thomson

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A gritty yet sublimely intelligent psychological thriller, this book is a return to the vivid, unsettling urban underworld Thomson explored in his first two novels. "We are in the dark side of the brain, full of grief and deliciously strange comedy. I've never read anything like it, " writes Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient.
 

About Rupert Thomson

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Rupert Thomson is the author of seven previous novels. Born in England in 1955 and educated at Cambridge, he now lives with his wife and their daughter in Barcelona.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Bloomsbury. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In desperation, and increasingly certain that he's serving as some bizarre sort of guinea pig for his neurosurgeon (his night vision is suddenly replaced by nonstop TV broadcasts in his head), he digs into Nina's past and visits her distant hometown.

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A blind man is suspected of murder. (Aug.)

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Thomson (Air and Fire) can certainly write up a storm. The young English novelist has a remarkable bag of tricks at his disposal, with a tinglingly fresh eye and ear for the most fleeting of sights an

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At first, it looks as if his tale of Martin Blom, a young man in an unnamed country who is shot in the head one night and blinded, is going to be a sort of contemporary Kafka vision.

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A blind man is suspected of murder.

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