The Anomaly

A Novel

    • 4.0 • 269 Ratings
    • $11.99
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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller and a "Best Thriller of the Year"

Winner of the Goncourt Prize and now an international phenomenon, this dizzying, whip-smart novel blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.


Who would we be if we had made different choices? Told that secret, left that relationship, written that book? We all wonder—the passengers of Air France 006 will find out.

In their own way, they were all living double lives when they boarded the plane:
     Blake, a respectable family man who works as a contract killer.
     Slimboy, a Nigerian pop star who uses his womanizing image to hide that he’s gay.
     Joanna, a Black American lawyer pressured to play the good old boys’ game to succeed with her Big Pharma client.
     Victor Miesel, a critically acclaimed yet largely obscure writer suddenly on the precipice of global fame.
    About to start their descent to JFK, they hit a shockingly violent patch of turbulence, emerging on the other side to a reality both perfectly familiar and utterly strange. As it charts the fallout of this logic-defying event, The Anomaly takes us on a journey from Lagos and Mumbai to the White House and a top-secret hangar.
    In Hervé Le Tellier’s most ambitious work yet, high literature follows the lead of a bingeable Netflix series, drawing on the best of genre fiction from “chick lit” to mystery, while also playfully critiquing their hallmarks. An ingenious, timely variation on the doppelgänger theme, it taps into the parts of ourselves that elude us most.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
November 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Other Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

stunned2018 ,

Good book

Very enjoyable book. Reminded me of the old Sci-Fi story “A Subway Named Mobius” that I read as a kid.

Becca L. Rockwood ,

An Engrossing and Fast-Paced Read

It is easy to become absorbed in this whirlwind of a story. The first chapters introduce us to several fascinating characters, one at a time. Each chapter presents us with the intricacies of a character’s life and then introduces an unexpected scenario that leaves us hanging. Eventually, the various plots come together into a fascinating scenario, which presents many personal and moral dilemmas for the characters. The author focuses on these dilemmas more than the science fictional premise of the book. The book is difficult to put down, as the author constantly keeps us surprised by the plot twists and turns.

323EL ,

The anomaly

Parts of this book were gripping. Then it seemed to fall apart. A combination of faddish philosophy, trendy movie lines and nonsensical dialogue doomed it half way through.

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