The Medusa Frequency

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A message flashed onto the screen of his Apple II computer at 3am heralds the beginning of a startling quest for frustrated author Herman Orff. He plunges into a semi-dreamland inhabited by a bizarre combination of characters from myth and reality.

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‘Sparkles with classical allusions and a wisecracking humour … it is pure joy’ Daily Telegraph

It all begins the night a leaflet comes through the door of unsuccessful novelist Herman Orff, promising a magical cure for writer’s block. The strange treatment plunges him into a hallucinatory London dreamworld populated by figures mythical and real: a severed talking head, Vermeer’s girl with a pearl earring, his lost love Luise and, beneath it all, the Kraken awaiting. As Herman will discover, creating art is a tough business.

‘One of his most accessibly entertaining books’ The Times

‘Short, smart and fizzy, the novel seeks out the roots of creativity with none of the solemnity that phrase implies’ New Statesman

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Weight0.136 kg
Dimensions19.7 × 13 × 0.9 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

144

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K