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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,868 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Garland Narrator: James Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alex Garland's international bestseller, The Beach, received extraordinary praise, and his writing was compared to Hemingway, Greene, Conrad, Golding, and Huxley. His new novel, The Tesseract, is a bold departure from The Beach, and demonstrates the enormous range of Garland's talent. The Tesseract is a Chinese puzzle of a novel, beautifully written and suspensefully crafted. Set in the Philippines and spanning three generations, it follows three stories whose characters' fates are intertwined: gangsters on a chase through the streets of Manila; middle-class parents putting their children to bed in the suburbs; and a couple of street kids and the wealthy psychologist who is studying their dreams. It is a novel that balances science against religion, and our wills against our fates, asking the ever elusive question of where meaning lies. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chris Hearn | 2/20/2014

    " I went to a drop in medical centre today and got told there was a couple hour wait, but I could go for a wander and come back. I dropped into a nearby Salvation Army and picked up this book and another which will probably be as terrible. JG Ballard says on the rear "The most interesting novel of the year". Fuck. 1998 must have been a really shit year for novels. I almost gave it two stars, seeing as it served it's purpose fairly well, as waiting room reading material. You flip about a page per 30 seconds when the reading is this light. Still, horribly written, full of cliches, reads like a the schoolwork of a ninth grader who thinks he's onto something good because he read his older brother/barely-literate dad's Irvine Welsh/Chuck Palahniuck books. I haven't read 'The Beach', but I saw the shitty movie, and now doubt the book is much better after slogging through this rag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maria | 2/6/2014

    " Tarantino meets science geek. Very cool book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 1/31/2014

    " Interestingly woven story examining socio-economic differences and life philosophies from various facets. Particularly enjoyable was the way memories are stitched into present action, much like the way life is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emma | 1/26/2014

    " One of my favourite books ever. Have read it several times and each time I enjoy it. Read it after you've read the Beach and you won't be disappointed. "

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