The End of Mr. YBook - 2006 | 1st ed
Ariel Manto has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists--especially Thomas Lumas and The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read. When she mysteriously uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel is launched into an adventure of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between.
Seeking answers, Ariel follows in Mr. Y's footsteps: She swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere--a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination?
With The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas brings us another fast-paced mix of popular culture, love, mystery, and irresistible philosophical adventure.
From Library Staff
This is one of those books that you make your friends read so that you can talk and talk and talk about it. A young woman finds a very rare book. Anyone who has ever owned it has disappeared off the face of the earth. Will she buy it? Would you? Yeah-- I would, too.
multcolib_dianaa Dec 03, 2013
Discovering a copy of a mysterious book reputed to be unread by anyone presently alive, Ariel Manto finds herself transported into a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others.