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You Should Come with Me Now M. John Harrison

You Should Come with Me Now By M. John Harrison

You Should Come with Me Now by M. John Harrison


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Summary

M John Harrison is a cartographer of the liminal; his work sits at the boundaries between genres - horror and science fiction, fantasy and travel writing - just as his stories traverse the no man's land between the spatial and the spiritual.

You Should Come with Me Now Summary

You Should Come with Me Now: Stories of Ghosts by M. John Harrison

M. John Harrison is a cartographer of the liminal. His work sits at the boundaries between genres - horror and science fiction, fantasy and travel writing - just as his characters occupy the no man's land between the spatial and the spiritual. Here, in his first collection of short fiction for over 15 years, we see the master of the New Wave present unsettling visions of contemporary urban Britain, as well as supernatural parodies of the wider, political landscape. From gelatinous aliens taking over the world's financial capitals, to the middle-aged man escaping the pressures of fatherhood by going missing in his own house... these are weird stories for weird times.

You Should Come with Me Now Reviews

'The wit and effortless elegance of the writing are impeccable.' - Ursula K Le Guin, The Guardian; '[A] quiet giant of British writing... extraordinarily flexible prose. It's restrained and luminous' - The Daily Telegraph; 'In the far-distant future, when hyper-intelligent scorpions are looking back on the culture of the upright apes that once cluttered this planet, I think they will be frankly bemused that Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for Literature, that Ian McEwan won the Man Booker Prize, that Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer and yet all the time M John Harrison was staring them in the face.' - The Scotsman; 'Harrison draws out his ghostly characters from behind the bones of the plot, allowing their stories to be emotional, poignant and disquietingly possible...' - Lamorna Ash, The Times Literary Supplement; 'His novels have been likened to J.G. Ballard's, but these stories are more like satirical set pieces than brooding psycho-fictions: genial and generous, finding wry mirth in absurdity.' - Houman Barekat, The Spectator; 'A new book by M. John Harrison in an event. The recurring idea in many of the stories is the need for escape, and the impossibility of it... In other hands, this might come across as cynical or hectoring, but Harrison is far too subtle a writer for that. There is genuine sorrow here... and genuine anger too...' - The New Scientist

About M. John Harrison

M. John Harrison is the author of eleven novels (including In Viriconium, The Course of the Heart and Light), as well as four previous short story collections, two graphic novels, and collaborations with Jane Johnson, writing as Gabriel King. He won the Boardman Tasker Award for Climbers (1989), the James Tiptree Jr Award for Light (2002) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Nova Swing (2007). He reviews fiction for The Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement, and lives in Shropshire.

Additional information

GOR008965428
9781910974346
191097434X
You Should Come with Me Now: Stories of Ghosts by M. John Harrison
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Comma Press
20171123
272
Commended for The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2018
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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