I'd never heard of Nick Harkaway when I read the review of Angelmaker
on the Guardian's website (link
), but I was intrigued enough to fork out for a copy (Kindle).
And boy, was it worth it! It's shot straight to my book-of-the-year spot, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's still there in December.
It's a madcap race to save the world, and features octogenarian secret agents, mechanical bees, various super villains and serial killers, and a protagonist with the unlikely name of Joe Spork - and it carries them all off with a verve and panache that I've seldom come across. It almost defies description - or at least, it exceeds my powers of synopsis!
I won't whitter on about it - read the review I linked to if you want a more rounded preview - but I can't recommend it enough.
Anyone else read it?