The Shock of the Fall


Book Title: The Shock of the Fall

Author: Nathan Filer

Publisher: The Borough Press

Publication Date: January 7th 2014

Genre(s): General Fiction (Adult)

Pages: 320

Format Received: Paperback

Goodreads: ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’

There are books you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night.

There are books which let us into the hidden parts of life and make them vividly real.

There are books which, because of the sheer skill with which every word is chosen, linger in your mind for days.

The Shock of the Fall is all of these books.

The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and ground breaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.

My Review: WOW!!! WOW!!!

I am stunned.

I am speechless.

What a novel. I have been hooked since the first word and now I have read the last word I am still hooked.

Nathan Filer – what a debut.

This is a story filled with madness, grief, love and loss. A is a deeply moving, and stunning novel.

About the Author: Nathan Filer is a writer and lecturer in Creative Writing. His stand-up poetry has been a regular fixture at festivals and spoken-word events across the UK, and has been broadcast on BBC 3 television and radio 4, 7 and 5 Live. He is also a BBC Best New Filmmaker and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. He lives in Bristol with his partner and their baby daughter. For more information on Nathan Filer, visit his website.

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