The Raw Shark Texts Author:Steven Hall When Eric Sanderson wakes to amnesia and a haunting note from himself, he discovers an eerie world in which ideas have a life of their own. Attacked by a force he cannot see and memories he cannot ignore - including those of a perfect love now lost- Eric discovers he is being relentlessly pursued by a shark that may exist only in his mind but w... more »hich stalks him through the flows and streams of language and human interaction. Hunting the answers as he is hunted, Eric is led on a journey that will either bring the First Eric Sanderson back to life or destroy both Eric Sandersons forever. "The bastard love child of The Matrix, Jaws and The Da Vinci Code. Very entertaining." Mark Haddon« less
You'll either love it or hate it. There is no other book like it that I have ever read, but I've only recommended it to men under 30 or very adventurous readers. I am a woman in my 50's, but I would not recommend it to my book club. All that being said, I loved this book. I couldn't put it down, but I also can't describe it. It drags you back and forth over the boundary between the real and the imagined, and you never know where you are and neither does the main character. Is it a psychological fantasy? The ultimate love story? A very high tech nightmare? I dare you to try it!