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The Broken World


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Specially signed by the author for Unbound customers, this original, off-beat novel is about life and love and happiness, not just in the real world, but in the on-line one too. This is the first novel by Forced Entertainment writer and artistic director Tim Etchells.

Writing an online ‘walk-through’ to a computer game of Borgesian complexity can take up a lot of time. So much so, it can be difficult to see things turning sour in the real world. As our narrator grapples with his players’ guide, life starts to intrude in troublesome ways. It’s not clear which of these worlds – the real or the online – is the more challenging, or where survival tips are more urgently needed. What is clear is that he must work out solutions to problems involving life and love and happiness, not just in The Broken World, but in the real one too.

William Heinemann, London, 2008, 420 pages, 21.6 cm x 14 cm.
ISBN 978-0434018338