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PUBLISHER:

Little, Brown Book Group
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781408700600
RRP: £17.99
PAGES: 400
PUBLICATION DATE: August 13, 2009

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Pandaemonium

By (author) Christopher Brookmyre

The senior pupils of St Peter’s High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer – not to mention booze, drugs, clandestine liaisons and as much partying as they can get away with. Not so far away, the commanders of a top-secret military experiment, long-since spiralled out of control, fear they may have literally unleashed the forces of Hell. Two very different worlds are on a collision course, and will clash in an earthly battle between science and the supernatural, philosophy and faith, civilisation and savagery. The bookies are offering evens.

Reviews of Pandaemonium

** 'A perfect example of the bathos that the Glaswegian satirist uses so effectively, and an indication of the two worlds that are about to collide ESQUIRE ** 'The Scottish author sticks to anti-Establishment finger-pointing and satire that is becoming his trademark SHORTLIST ** 'It's the busload of teenagers who steal the show in a series of quite brilliant and very funny scenes … Very well-written, intelligent and daring Harry Ritchie, DAILY MAIL ** '(An) imaginative tale Henry Sutton, DAILY MIRROR

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