4 Mar
Solaris - an imprint of Rebellion Publishing Ltd 2015 267 pages soft cover Thriller Fantasy Fiction

Solaris – an imprint of Rebellion Publishing Ltd 2015
267 pages soft cover
Thriller Fantasy Fiction

‘Would you care for a story?’ he mildly asks as his lips delicately purse the rim of a thin china cup from which he slurps his tea. A story “ …. meant to curdle the blood and to quicken the beatings of the heart.”

Matthew Cannonbridge is one of the most famous enigmatic and influential authors in English history, whilst mysteriously remaining elusive. We meet Cannonbridge in 1816 at the Villa Diodati in Geneva. There, it seems, he has arrived at just the right moment for the telling of tales …..

This ’tale’ is told in two time periods – the first follows Cannonbridge during the 1800s; and, the second centers on professor of literature, Doctor Toby Judd who becomes obsessed that Matthew Cannonbridge never existed, and sets about to prove it.

The prose is liquid. It changes dialect and tone depending on the time period; the writing is exceptional especially when Gothic undertones begin to emerge; and, the ending is unexpected, although being a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, and Charles Dickens along with Wilkie Collins ….. all of whom make an appearance – one gets the sense that something is amiss. I enjoyed this book.


One Response to “CANNONBRIDGE”

  1. Silvia Thomson March 4, 2015 at 8:59 p03 #

    Sounds very interesting.

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