Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers
DAD.info | Lifestyle | Play | Books | Books for You | REVIEW: Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes

REVIEW: Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes

A man of fiction or a fictional man?

 

We’re all familiar with Matthew Cannonbridge, novelist, poet and literary light of the nineteenth century. He was there by Lake Geneva when Frankenstein was conceived, he was friends with a young Charles Dickens, knew the Bronte sisters, met Poe… Nobody can doubt he is one of the most famous and respected figures in literary history. Nobody but recently-divorced  don, Toby Judd that is.

The latest novel from Jonathan Barnes is simply breathtaking. We follow Judd as he tries to prove that Cannonbridge never existed, becoming a target for murder as he does. Alongside Judd’s descent into danger and conspiracy we follow the life of a man who should not be real, a man woven through the fabric of literary history. 

Innovative, thrilling, funny and beautifully constructed. Cannonbridge deserves to be lauded as much as its fictional, impossible, subject.

Solaris, out now.

Related entries

WIN KEVIN KEEGAN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY – MY LIFE IN FOOTBALL

WIN KEVIN KEEGAN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY – MY LIFE IN FOOTBALL

Win a copy of Kevin Keegan’s autobiography!   To celebrate the paperback release of Kevin Keegan’s new autobiography, My Life In Football we have partnered with Pan Macmillan to give one lucky winner the chance to win a copy! To enter come over to us on Facebook...

WIN KEVIN KEEGAN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY – MY LIFE IN FOOTBALL

NEW BOOKS OUT FOR THIS CHRISTMAS

Haynes Publishing have some nice new pocket books out this Christmas, they’re perfect for anyone looking for “stocking fillers”. The books are a short, entertaining guide to all the most important things in life. Bluffer's Guide To Rugby – Steven Gauge, £5.00...

Latest entries

Fertility: How does miscarriage affect a man?

Fertility: How does miscarriage affect a man?

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott answers a tough question... How does miscarriage affect a man? Here Noel look at how loss is a natural process that needs support. Men won’t get any specific set of feelings and experiences after a miscarriage. Everyone's experience will...

Your Winter Blues Survival Kit

Your Winter Blues Survival Kit

If you find yourself struggling in the cold winter months, you're not alone. It's normal to find the grey days grim and depressing. However, if you find winter causes you to experience symptoms including persistent low mood, you may be suffering from Seasonal...

Pin It on Pinterest