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The Weightless World By Anthony Trevelyan The Weightless World Steven Strauss is just where he doesn t want to be on a business trip to India with his boss Raymond Ess the charismatic and chaotic founder of Resolute Aviation Lately the company has fallen on hard
  • Title: The Weightless World
  • Author: Anthony Trevelyan
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  • The Weightless World By Anthony Trevelyan Steven Strauss is just where he doesn t want to be on a business trip to India with his boss Raymond Ess, the charismatic and chaotic founder of Resolute Aviation Lately the company has fallen on hard times indeed Steven and his fellow employees have accepted that Resolute is dead and they re all going to lose their jobs But not Raymond Ess Ess is determined to savSteven Strauss is just where he doesn t want to be on a business trip to India with his boss Raymond Ess, the charismatic and chaotic founder of Resolute Aviation Lately the company has fallen on hard times indeed Steven and his fellow employees have accepted that Resolute is dead and they re all going to lose their jobs But not Raymond Ess Ess is determined to save his beloved company, and to this end he s devised an audacious rescue plan He claims that during his recent travels he has come across a man, a recluse of the Indian wilds, who is willing to sell his remarkable invention an antigravity machine Now, with Steven in tow, Ess has returned to India planning to buy the machine, to bring it to market and thereby right all wrongs, recover all losses, restore all reputations.Steven knows it is madness He knows antigravity machines don t exist He knows also that last year Raymond Ess had a spectacular mental breakdown However in India, Steven will find there is much that he doesn t know Who is this reclusive inventor, this Tarik Kundra, and does he even exist Who is this guide who will take them to find him in the country s most remote wilderness, Asha Jarwal And who is this bumbling, soft spoken elderly American, Harry Altman, and why is he suddenly everywhere Ess and Steven go Soon Steven realises there is no one he can trust, not even or least of all himself And in a lost place on a distant plain he will come excruciatingly to understand that there is far at stake on this trip than he ever imagined By turns comic and melancholy, suspenseful and surreal, THE WEIGHTLESS WORLD is a journey into the strangeness of our contemporary condition It explores the uneasy terrain arising from our covenant with, and ignorance of, emerging technologies, and charts the hazardous paths we may take when we falter in our sense of ourselves as human beings at all.
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    1. 2.5 Manchester based Anthony Trevelyan blends postcolonial bureaucracy with steampunk zaniness in his debut novel The setup, reminiscent of Graham Greene or even Heart of Darkness, is familiar enough businessmen head overseas to take financial advantage of a former colony, puzzle over unfamiliar customs and inner turmoil, and by the end are chastened but gain a clearer sense of their values.Narrator Steven Strauss, 28, is personal assistant to Raymond Ess, an independently wealthy entrepreneur w [...]


    2. Novel set in India This is India This is the country that explodes Steven Strauss, assistant to Raymond Ess, is accompanying his boss on a trip to India to purchase an anti gravity machine stay with me, it might seem a preposterous concept but it is an amazing story that gently unfolds over a good 250 pages Is it indeed a fool s errand I was gripped by the story and if you ask me now, as I reflect upon the storyline, I still cannot tell you quite what it was that kept me hooked Its ethereal qual [...]


    3. Another excellent debut novel from Galley Beggar Press following last years astonishing breakthrough from Eimar McBride The setting is India and the narrator Strauss is accompanying his boss the mercurial Raymond Ess on a business trip But this time Ess has finally lost it He believes he has located a genius who has invented an anti gravity device Ess is on a mission to buy the invention on behalf of his company Resolute Strauss never seems to know exactly what is going on Has Ess finally lost t [...]


    4. I turn my face back to the screen of the window, with its high definition, its retina resolution of the streaming world The Weightless World, by Anthony Trevelyan, tells the story of a business trip to India to purchase an anti gravity machine It has a slightly surreal quality It is never quite clear how reliable the narrator may be, how much his view of the world is skewed by his mildly psychotic perceptions That said, everyone views the world through their own, personal filters Perhaps this is [...]


    5. This book is a thematically rich, if technically clunky at times, post colonial update of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness, showing once again how the wildest fantasies of capitalism are built on the capricious foundation of colonial desire Specifically, Trevelyan can be a bit heavy handed in communicating this, it is his first book after all, and some scenes can feel flat or two dimensional What he does well, though, is display the complexity and ambiguity of his characters and resist easy mor [...]


    6. this is so nearly a 4, something in its plot felt lacking in the middle of it, the midst but this has the most reliable first person narrator, he s REAL, you feel him man, you just feel him he feels sorry for himself, you feel sorry for him, for yourself the title is clever, too flawed, but v v good


    7. pagetostagereviews 201The Weightless World by Anthony Trevelyan was the final book in the first round of Curtis Brown Book Group discussions and unfortunately my least favourite of the bunch It wasn t a bad book at all, but it really didn t click with me and I struggled feeling any sort of interest in the story and the characters struggles throughout The fact that protagonist Steven was a confusing and unlikeable person, didn t help matters greatly Not that all main characters should be sweet an [...]


    8. Just like the anti gravity machine central to this story, The Weightless World by Anthony Trevelyan is a wonderfully inventive, fluid and soaring breeze of a novel that never lets go of its reader The first important question that this book raises is, does an anti gravity machine actually exist I shall not divulge such spoiler information in this review, but I can tell you that the plot threads and character motivations all spiral around such a machine, whether it actually exists or not The seco [...]


    9. Galley Beggar Press is fast becoming a hallmark of great literary taste Their back catalogue shimmers with glorious finds such as Randall, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, The White Goddess and The Everlasting Lane They re all different, but none forgettable This one is a stylish addition to the canon.A literary, speculative, to hell with pigeonholes piece of fiction, The Weightless World blends reality and a fantastical premise This is the crux of the thing and what makes it work It s office poli [...]


    10. Galley Beggar Press is fast becoming a hallmark of great literary taste Their back catalogue shimmers with glorious finds such as Randall, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, The White Goddess and The Everlasting Lane They re all different, but none forgettable This one is a stylish addition to the canon.A literary, speculative, to hell with pigeonholes piece of fiction, The Weightless World blends reality and a fantastical premise This is the crux of the thing and what makes it work It s office poli [...]


    11. Back in the day when I worked with people who had psychotic experiences, it could be something of a challenge to distinguish fact from fiction in the stories they told me about their lives Now and then I d find myself wondering what if their seemingly incredible account were actually true I was reminded of this on reading the latest novel for the Curtis Brown Book Group Steven Strauss, twenty something PA to the charismatic and now deposed founder of Resolute Aviation, Raymond Ess, is on a busin [...]


    12. Charismatic, unorthodox and utterly unpredictable, Raymond Ess, the founder of Resolute Aviation, a once trail blazing aeronautics company on the brink of collapse, is either about to change the history of the world or he s having a nervous breakdown Steven, his personal assistant, isn t sure which Steven is accompanying Ess on a trip to the wilds of rural India where Ess believes a brilliant inventor called Tarik is hiding from a hi tech corporation that wants to get its hands on his astonishin [...]


    13. This fabulous story defies categorisation and that s a good thing in my mind.I started it thinking it was going to be a bit science geeky after all it is about the quest to buy an anti gravity machine that may or may not exist In fact it s much a character driven piece Steven the narrator in particular is highly realistic He is constantly baffled and frustrated, kept in the dark by those around him, torn apart by his conflicting loyalties.Loyalty is a strong theme in this, but it makes you thin [...]


    14. Others have set out the plot of this story, so I will take that as read It drove me on after 2 chapters I was literally dreaming the story during the night The characters are, for me, both in and out of time in and out of their bodies too There was something reminiscent of that scene in Dr Who out in the desert I like the indeterminacy of things Life is truly like that Which of us has not travelled somewhere and had to blink hard to know it real Or the place we came from still real This was a st [...]




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