Meet Mike Engleby, a second-year student at university. Despite the fact that Mike is obviously intelligent, and involved in many clubs, it is clear that something about Mike is not quite right. When he becomes fixated on a classmate named Jennifer Arkland, and she goes missing, we are left with the looming question: Is Mike Engleby involved?
About the Author
Sebastian Faulks is the internationally bestselling author of 11 novels, including "Charlotte Gray", which was made into a film starring Cate Blanchett, and the #1 international bestseller and classic "Birdsong", which has sold more than 3 million copies and has been adapted for the stage, for television (starring Eddie Redmayne) and is now in development as a feature film. In 2008, Faulks was invited to write a James Bond novel, "Devil May Care", to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming. In 2011, he presented the 4-part television series "Faulks on Fiction" for the BBC. He lives in London.
“Compulsively readable yet deeply disturbing. . . . To read Engleby is to be carried in the arms of a master.”
—The Denver Post
“A cold, clever book about a cold, clever character. . . . Sebastian Faulks will soon be known as one of the most versatile writers at work today-and one of the most entertaining.”
—The New York Observer
“Beware: Engleby is no ordinary whodunit. . . . With artistry and skill, [Faulks] turns a would-be murder mystery into a meditation on consciousness.”
—The Washington Post
“Engleby himself-funny, fiercely intelligent, unreliable, arrogant and solipsistic-is an intriguing . . . mesmerizing creation.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Engleby is a verbal performance, and Faulks jacks up the degree of difficulty by choosing to impersonate a brilliant, manic young sociopath. . . . Dazzlingly ironic, Nabokovian modernism.”
—The New York Times