The Gone Away World
by Nick Harkaway
William Heinemann Ltd Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780434018420
Date: 05 June 2008 List Price £17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: One of the major débuts of the year and a book that is being hyped accordingly. With the massive advance paid for The Gone-Away World, the both the publisher and the book trade is expecting great things from author Nick Harkaway, and there is clearly no harm done by the fact that young Mister Harkaway happens to be the son of a certain John le Carré! Let's hope just as with Joe Hill and dad, Stephen King, in this case too, the apple does not fall far from the tree. The Gone-Away World will be published in early June.
"It's a story about love (and ninjas). It features battles, alarms, terrible upheavals, and disasters. In case that sounds distressing, you should know that it also contains digressions and disquisitions; showdowns and throwdowns; monsters, marvels and miracles. More than anything, I wanted this book to be fun. I wanted it to be more fun than other things you could usefully be doing with your time. I wanted it to be a book which would keep you up late and make you call in sick because you wanted to finish it. I wanted this book to steal your day." -- Nick Harkaway