Coming Soon!!!John Barth
14 August 2003
Published by Atlantic Books
‘We need more novels as innovative and exciting as this’ Matt Thorne, New Statesman
By turns hilarious and brilliant, Coming Soon!!! is the tale of two writers: an retiring novelist setting out to write his last work and a young writer of hypertext intent on toppling his master. They race each other to write a novel about a floating opera and the heat of the rivalry, the writers navigate – and sometimes stumble over – the fault lines between print and electronic fiction, mentor and mentored, postmodernism and modernism. Coming Soon!!! is an extraordinary addition to Barth’s distinguished career, a series of books that has shaped contemporary literature.
‘Infinitely clever’ Time Out
‘Delightful’ San Francisco Chronicle‘A fitting capstone to a body of work that overtowers that of most other writers of his generation’ Washington Post