Review: The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall

The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall
Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn't recognize, unable to remember who he is. Attacked by a force he cannot see and confronted with memories he cannot ignore, Eric discovers he is being hunted by a psychic predator, a shark. This creature may exist only in his mind, but it soon starts making some very real appearances in his world. Loaded with letters from his past self, each signed 'With regret and also hope, The First Eric Sanderson', Eric embarks on a quest to recover his life.
Steven Hall was born in 1975. After completing a fine arts degree, he became one of the founding members of Manchester's Wet Nana and has produced a number of plays, music videos, conceptual art pieces and short stories. He lives in Hull.

Go read this book! It is such a beautiful and vulnerable story about love and loss and what someone might want to do to set things straight. Erik Sanderson might have taken it a step to far getting himself involved in some serious trouble. With the possibility that his brain will shut down and he will forget everything again he tries to find a way to understand what has happened in the past. Getting the answers puts him back on the dangerous trail he was on before he lost his memory. His desperation jumps from the page straight into your brain and all I could do as a reader was hoping he would make it eventually.
I really loved Ian, Eric's cat, too. Despite the fact he cannot talk (thank you!!) he is really a part of the story giving his own swing to situations, often a hilarious one.

The Raw Shark Texts
Author: Steven Hall
Publisher: Canongate
Pages: 442
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1847670245
ISBN-13: 9781847670243
Canongate: eBook | Audiobook | Paperback
The Raw Shark Texts
4 stars

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16 November, 2014 delete

This has been on my TBR since forever

16 November, 2014 delete

It really is a great read!!

25 November, 2014 delete

If you start off the review with "Go read this book!" then I definitely need to add it to the TBR :)