The Museum of Doubt

The Museum of Doubt

James Meek
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Author:  James Meek
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  320
Publisher:  Canongate Books Ltd
Year:  2000
ISBN:  9780862419455

The Museum of Doubt is a new collection of surreal and unnerving short stories from award-winning writer James Meek. The strange and mysterious characters who populate Meek's vague and elusive worlds are driven by paranoia and doubt, as well as hopes and fears of things only half-glimpsed. Whether it is the 'Godlike Narrator' who builds a causeway out to sea in order to reach something he was sure he had seen, or apocryphal Arnold's terrifying journey from pub to ferry in 'Bonny Boat Speed', the effect is the same: to play with the reader's own insecurities and to coax out our darkest fears. The title story, a short masterpiece, is a tale that is subtle, challenging, philosophical, sharp, sad, funny and absolutely unforgettable.