Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

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: ***

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2 thoughts on “Engleby by Sebastian Faulks”

  1. Review by Petersfield U3A Group 3:
    Only one of the group enjoyed this book. A despicable character. Totally lacking in emotion. But it created much discussion.
    Star rating: **+

  2. Review by Warblington Reading Group:
    Overall the group appreciated that Sebastian Faulks is a good writer. However, all agreed that the subject matter was depressing and some could not finish the book for this reason.
    Rating: 2 Stars

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