About the book
Mike Engleby has a secret… This is the story of Mike Engleby, a working-class boy who wins a place at an esteemed English university. But with the disappearance of Jennifer, the undergraduate Engleby admires from afar, the story turns into a mystery of gripping power. Sebastian Faulks’s new novel is a bolt from the blue, unlike anything he has ever written before: contemporary, demotic, heart-wrenching – and funny, in the deepest shade of black.
Reviewed by The Villager Reading Group:
Well written. Made us think about the subject. Not a pleasurable book. would read more by the same author.
Star rating: ***