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Coming Soon!!!

John Barth

RRP: £8.99

14 August 2003

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843540168

‘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.

‘Virtuosic brilliance… a bravura novel’ Observer

‘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

REVIEWS

Virtuosic brilliance... a bravura novel
Observer

Infinitely clever
Time Out

A fitting capstone to a body of work that overtowers that of most other writers of his generation
Washington Post

Delightful
San Francisco Chronicle