Anthony Bloor – The Messenger

Anthony Bloor - The Messenger

Product Details

EAN/ISBN13: 978 0 9563544 2 6
Format: B-Format Paperback
Extent: 416pp
RRP (UK): £9.99
Published: 2014-11-10
Availability: In Print

Classification: Contemporary Fiction
Readership: Adult General
Language: English
Rights: World

Size: 198 x 129 x 22.13mm
Weight: 448gm
BIC (version 2): FA
BISAC (2010): FIC 000000

The Messenger

On a remote island in the Atlantic, scientists are trying to reconstruct the brain of Karl Marx. And somewhere in Dorset, George returns from a shopping trip to find that her house has been taken over by strangers who are engaged in a violent feud…

Living alone in an isolated part of the English countryside, George sits in a room with a view, dreaming of a life cut short, and wishes she had a gardener. Her days follow a pattern – until a racing pigeon turns up at her cottage, with a locket strapped to its leg, and her routine slides rapidly into disarray.

Meanwhile, economies are facing a global crisis. Profits are falling, governments are desperate for explanations, and are willing to fund any project that might provide one. Such as this: on a remote island in the Atlantic, scientists are using technology to simulate the brain of Karl Marx. Their plan is to build a ‘thinking’ computer – one that will not only analyse economic data, but also produce a modern version of Capital, Marx’s best known work.

But why have they turned up at George's cottage, in pursuit of a pigeon? What’s inside that locket? And why are they fighting over it? While George wants answers to her questions, her visitors are on a mission, and a war of wits ensues as the mystery is unravelled. Meanwhile, on that remote island, the Brain of Marx Project is facing a new problem…

Two worlds collide in this quixotic tale of romance, science and adventure, set in the UK, USA and the Atlantic, with a cast that includes countrified eccentrics, scientists with obsessions, street protesters, Goths, pigeon fanciers, a naked rambler and a VIP (Very Important Pigeon).


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On the Author’s Previous Work

“Unique fiction” Billy Clark
“Most entertaining” Alan Mahar
“Thoroughly enjoyable” Peter Guttridge
“High-quality fiction” Hazel Cushion

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