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More Than You Can Say

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780753826874

Price: £9.99

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The bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN returns with a Buchan-esque thriller.

Torday has an extraordinary gift for making apparent “normality” look sinister and strange’ THE TIMES

‘Funny, ambitious, multi-layered and quirkily imaginative’ SCOTSMAN

‘A thrilling read’ PRIMA

‘Written with confidence and dry humour, it’s engaging and funny’ BIG ISSUE

‘Gripping’ NEWS OF THE WORLD

Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind. Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling – and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours.

But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger …

Reviews

Torday keeps the story moving and tightly knit; he writes in detailed, engaging prose
THE SCOTSMAN
Written with confidence and dry humour, it's engaging and funny
BIG ISSUE
There are good reasons why Torday has found success, as this novel shows. There's real substance to the characterisation...a keenness to incorporate the dark and the serious...and to engage with contemporary politics and issues. Above all, there's his desire to entertain and to keep his readers turning those pages
GUARDIAN
A thrilling read
PRIMA
In part an intelligent homage to John Buchan, the book is propelled by a thrillerish plot while at the same time making room for an exploration of its unhappy protagonist's life
THE TABLET
MORE THAN YOU CAN SAY is gripping. Torday's simple prose belies an elegantly woven story, full of concepts that you can't help but dwell upon
NEWS OF THE WORLD
An entertaining book
SPECTATOR
Torday's prose whips along in this involving, enjoyable novel
VOGUE
Paul Torday adroitly builds tension in Gaunt's current caper and the unravelling of his life in the past
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Funny, ambitious, multi-layered and quirkily imaginative
THE SCOTSMAN
In MORE THAN YOU CAN SAY, Torday darkens things...dealing with subject matters such as terrorism, war and post-traumatic stress disorder
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Torday has an extraordinary gift for making apparent "normality" look sinister and strange
THE TIMES
Thought-provoking and hugely entertaining
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
A dark thriller scenario, where unlikely events follow hot on the heels of each other to create a hectic narrative
METRO