The Plato Papers by Peter Ackroyd

The Plato Papers

Peter Ackroyd

Try to imagine everything you believe about the world, science and history to be completely wrong! You'll find it easier having read this extraordinary novel. Don't be put off by the part narrative, part play, part dictionary approach - it's an easy read. It's also funny and extremely thought provoking.

Extract

I will speak of the novelist Charles Dickens ... on The Origin of Species by means of natural selection by Charles D- .... We have no cause to doubt that this novel was composed by the author of Great Expectations.

Parallels
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Warlord of the Air by Michael Moorcock