Borrow
Buy

Electric

by Chad Taylor

I can only describe this as an hallucinogenic noir novel. It's an atmospheric, otherwordly reading experience with a hypnotic, compelling plot. By the end of the novel, it's almost like coming up for air after being submerged in murky water for a long time. The fact that everything is happening under the threat of constant electricity failure increases the sense of suffocation. My partner can't wait to get his hands on this one.

Extract

He passed me the phial. The sweat on my chest felt like tears. And then the stupor hits me double-triple-time ....

It's that easy. That's all it is. We're just vessels. We carry all these chemicals in our body and some of them make us happy and some of them make us sad .... It's a scientific fact: we're just chemicals running through a brain.

Parallels

Morvern Caller by Alan Warner
Lost in Translation - the film
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.