The Affirmation, Paperback Book
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Christopher Priest is the Arthur C. Clarke Award and World Fantasy Award-winning author of THE SEPARATION, THE GLAMOUR, THE DREAM ARCHIPELAGO and THE PRESTIGE, which was filmed by Christopher Nolan and starred Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.

THE AFFIRMATION is his compulsive and original novel of an autobiography that isn't - partly a thriller, partly a haunting study of schizophrenia, it is the mark of one of Britain's finest novelists at the very height of his powers.Peter Sinclair is tormented by bereavement and failure.

In an attempt to conjure some meaning from his life, he embarks on an autobiography, but he finds himself writing the story of another man in another, imagined, world, whose insidious attraction draws him even further in ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780575099463

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Just put down the book. A heavy caliber mind fuck. Hard to describe due to the weird nature of the story world, but I think a quote from the book would do it"The islands defied interpretation, they could only be experienced."Well, I'd write a detailed review later, but all I'm going to say is, wow. A powerful achievement.Recommended for everyone who loves a good story. This is NOT sci-fi.

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A neverending story about memory, identity and sanity. Introspective but very readable.

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