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Publisher Description

‘Fiercely intelligent, very funny and unlike anything else I’ve ever read’ MARK HADDON
'Original...witty...playful…a wonderfully funny book' JAMES WOOD
'A triumph – a genuinely new story, a genuinely new form' A. S. BYATT


Eleven-year-old Ludo is in search of a father. Raised singlehandedly by his mother Sibylla, Ludo’s been reading Greek, Arabic, Japanese and a little Hebrew since the age of four; but reading Homer in the original whilst riding the Circle Line on the London Underground isn’t enough to satisfy the boy’s boundless curiosity. Is he a genius? A real-life child prodigy? He’s grown up watching Seven Samurai on a hypnotising loop – his mother’s strategy to give him not one but seven male role models. And yet Ludo remains obsessed with the one thing his mother refuses to tell him: his real father’s name. Let loose on London, Ludo sets out on a secret quest to find the last samurai – the father he never knew.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
31 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
6.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Sharmanator3000 ,

Great book

The writing is exciting. In the second half, the characters and short vignettes are interesting though it gets a bit repetitive and cyclical so that’s why I have not given it five stars.

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