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In his first novel, Remainder, Tom McCarthy tells the story of an unnamed Londoner who has suffered a terrible accident. Emerging from a coma and months of physiotherapy, he awakens into a trance of self-consciousness. Ever since learning to move again, he explains, I’d felt that all my acts were duplicates, unnatural, acquired.
Remainder is a 2005 novel by British author Tom McCarthy. It is McCarthy's third published work. It was first written in 2001, although not published until 2005 (in a limited run of 750 copies printed by the French Metronome Press)
Remainder is a 2005 novel by British author Tom McCarthy. It was first written in 2001, although not published until 2005 (in a limited run of 750 copies printed by the French Metronome Press). The novel was later re-printed by UK publishing house Alma Books; Vintage Books printed the book in the United States.
Tom McCarthy (born 1969) is an English writer and artist. He has written four novels, his debut novel Remainder published in 2005 by Metronome and his most recent published novel, Satin Island, in 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf
Tom McCarthy (born 1969) is an English writer and artist. Knopf. Tom McCarthy was born in London in 1969 and lives in Central London. McCarthy grew up in Greenwich, south London and was educated at Dulwich College (1978 to 1986) and later New College, Oxford, where he studied English literature.
And Tom McCarthy is just smart and witty, and his prose is razor-sharp.
It involved something falling from the sky. Technology. That’s it, really: all I can divulge.
Remainder by Tom McCarthy 286pp, Alma Books, £1. 9. Remainder - hurrah - is one of those books. Its unnamed narrator has suffered a traumatic event. Tom McCarthy's splendidly odd novel has finally reached bookshop shelves via an unnecessarily protracted route. Unable to get past the sceptical marketing departments of the large UK publishing houses, Remainder was first printed in France last year by underground imprint Metronome in a run of just 750 copies.
Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski. London Rev. of Books. Remainder is unusual but fluidly written and funny, and while the theme of urban purposelessness is familiar, Tom McCarthy writes well about mental imbalance and the nature of reality. Simon Baker, The Telegraph. With its clever set-pieces about texting, loyalty cards and pub etiquette, Remainder is an intelligent and absurd satire on consumer culture.
When it had finished gushing it trickled, then dribbled, then dripped grind out another half-drip a f. .
When it had finished gushing it trickled, then dribbled, then dripped grind out another half-drip a few seconds later, and another half-half-drip a few seconds after that. Slowly, tentatively, the three boys edged over to the car and peered in. The youngest one gasped when he saw my trousers soaked in the sticky blue liquid. The other two said nothing: they just stared. I stared too: we all stared at the dashboard and my legs.
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Traumatized by an accident which 'involved something falling from the sky' and leaves him eight and a half million pounds richer but hopelessly estranged from the world around him, Remainder's hero spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting vaguely remembered scenes and situations from his past: a large building with piano music in the distance, the familiar smells and sounds of liver frying and spluttering, lethargic cats lounging on roofs until they tumble off them... But when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts re-enacting more and more violent events, as his repetition addiction spirals out of control.
A darkly comic meditation on memory, identity and history, Remainder is a parable for modern times.