FictionMaxwell’s Demons by Steven Hall

Maxwell’s Demons by Steven Hall


I am absolutely captivated by my current read. The long awaited next book from Steven Hall, bestselling author of The Raw Shark Texts, Maxwell’s Demons is as clever as it is caustic.

A post modern mystery that is utterly unique, Thomas Quinn, is our protagonist, a novelist on the brink. Estranged from his father and fixated on the enigmatic bestselling author Andrew Black, we are thrown into his mind as things start to unravel when he receives a call from someone who died seven years ago.

Maxwell’s Demon explores the innate power locked inside the alphabet, love through the looking glass, the bond between parents and children, and, at its heart, the quest for meaning in a chaotic and untidy world.

This beguiling, thought provoking book has text dancing around the pages at points and is a blend of genres. Quinn considers the nature of time, entropy, the true form of angels and of course the thought experiment that lends it name to the text, Maxwell’s Demon to name but a few concepts covered. It’s a thriller/mystery for someone deeply interested in physics and science, literature, politics, religion and alternate realities.

Out in paperback, it has divided critics though there are many that consider this a contemporary masterpiece and it’s been shortlisted for a @royalsocietyofliterature award. I’m 100 pages in and I almost want to slow down so I can savour the rest ~ C

Thank you so much @canongatebooks for sending us a copy. Ad:PR gifted with no contractual obligation to review

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