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Alexander Medawar Garland (born 26 May 1970) is an English writer and filmmaker.

Alexander Medawar Garland (born 26 May 1970) is an English writer and filmmaker. He rose to prominence as a novelist in the late 1990s with his novel The Beach, which led some critics to call Garland a key voice of Generation X. He subsequently received praise for the screenplays of the films 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2010), and Dredd (2012). He co-wrote the video game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (2010) and was a story supervisor on DmC: Devil May Cry (2013).

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of a coma patient. This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener. Produced by Gemma Jenkins. Episode 1. A young man, Carl, is beaten up on a train late one night. As he falls into a coma, we travel with him on his journey through the bizarre world of his subconscious as he struggles to wake up. Episode 2. Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts

Alex Garland is the author of the bestselling generational classic The Beach and of The Tesseract, a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book. He also wrote the original screenplay of the critically acclaimed film 28 Days Later. Библиографические данные.

Alex Garland is the author of the bestselling generational classic The Beach and of The Tesseract, a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book.

The Coma by Alex Garland Faber £. 9, pp160. It's ten years since Alex Garland started to write his first novel, The Beach

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Alex Garland's "The Coma" is like Paul Auster's "Timbuktu": brief, told in a disembodied POV, a cool concept that you .

Alex Garland's "The Coma" is like Paul Auster's "Timbuktu": brief, told in a disembodied POV, a cool concept that you think might fail at any minute, might become pretentious or may end soon in nowheresville, but does NO. Maybe I happened to read it at the exact right moment in my own existence, but I connected to it on a deep level, and I found it to be not only thrilling, but quite moving.

28 Days Later (Faber and Faber Screenplays).

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Alex Garland (born 1970) is a British novelist and screenwriter. Garland is the son of political cartoonist Nick (Nicholas) Garland. His third novel, The Coma, was published in 2004 and was illustrated with woodcuts by his father

Alex Garland (born 1970) is a British novelist and screenwriter. He attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he studied art history. His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. His third novel, The Coma, was published in 2004 and was illustrated with woodcuts by his father. In 2007 he wrote the screenplay for the film Sunshine - his second screenplay to be directed by Danny Boyle and star Cillian Murphy as lead.

Garland's brilliant tale is illustrated with forty haunting woodblock print illustrations by his father, Nicholas Garland, a well-known political cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph (UK) . Used availability for Alex Garland's The Coma. July 2004 : UK Hardback.

Garland's brilliant tale is illustrated with forty haunting woodblock print illustrations by his father, Nicholas Garland, a well-known political cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph (UK) and noted artist. Similar books by other authors.

The Coma, is novel by Alex Garland, illustrated by his father, Nicholas Garland

The Coma, is novel by Alex Garland, illustrated by his father, Nicholas Garland  .

When Carl awakens from a coma after being attacked on a subway train, life around him feels unfamiliar, even strange. He arrives at his best friend's house without remembering how he got there; he seems to be having an affair with his secretary, which is pleasant but surprising. He starts to notice distortions in his experience, strange leaps in his perception of time. Is he truly reacting with the outside world, he wonders, or might he be terribly mistaken? So begins a dark psychological drama that raises questions about the the human psyche, dream versus reality, and the boundaries of consciousness. As Carl grapples with his predicament, Alex Garland - author of The Beach and the screenplay for 28 Days Later, plays with conventions and questions our assumptions about the way we exist in the world, even as it draws us into the unsettling and haunting book about a lost suitcase and a forgotten identity.

Comments: (7)

Invissibale
Alex Garland is one of the more interesting writers of this generation. The Beach was tremendous(the horrible movie shouldn't keep you away from it), The Tesseract was a great follow up and 28 Days Later brought the zombie genre back to the big screen... where every movie since 28DL hasn't even come close to it.

So when I got The Coma, I had high expectations. I read through it quickly and at the end I was happy with it but also a bit let down. It has some great writing and it's a very interesting literary take on the world inside the head of a coma victim, but all in all it lacks the depth you expect from Garland. It's also just too short. It's 200pgs, sure, but it has a large font, looks to be double spaced, and about 50 of those pages are taken up by his father's (absolutely wonderful) woodcuts showing scenes from the book.

It would've been better if this was released in a collection of short stories from Garland, rather than attempting to stand on it's own.

I liked it quite a bit, and any Garland fan will, but beware, if you're looking for a "deeper meaning" or want a novel, this isn't it.
breakingthesystem
Coma by Alex Garland is a quirky journey into a dreamlike reality. It is a mystery that never quite unravels itself. The story unwinds with a gripping feeling of reality all its own and at the end you find yourself wondering if it just a dream, or something else. Garland does an exception job of capturing the jerky, suddenly awake, feeling throughout the story. It all seems to take place in those few seconds when the mind is between asleep and awake and grasping for that place where the dream breaks off and reality takes over. The work is unusual in that it manages to capture the wandering, disjointed feelings of almost being awake and it leaves you wondering if the character is really waking up or has been awake all along. It is short, artful, interesting and intriguing like all Garland's work.
Mopimicr
What a bizarre, haunting little book! If you're familiar with Garland's work that description probably won't surprise you. Garland is a master of literary bizarreness. His precise and evocative language has, in the past, led him to be compared to Graham Greene; this novel, in my opinion, owes more to Kafka in its complex simplicity, sense of dread and sometimes hopelessness, and just all-around creepiness. The concept is simple: what happens, what does the mind experience, when one is in a trauma-induced coma? The answers Garland provides are chilling. In a way, the entire novel is a meditation on Descartes' age-old argument of "cogito ergo sum," but Garland is interested in that space in which *only* thought exists (not, I suspect, what Descartes had in mind). The result is downright disturbing at times, and the sense of confused reality is only heightened by the wood-carved illustrations (provided by Garland's father, a London political cartoonist) that follow each chapter. These illustrations are essential to the book's atmosphere, and I spent just as much time pondering them as I did pondering the questions about Being that the younger Gardner raised. This book will probably not find a wide audience, and will disappoint/bore/go over the heads of most book-club types. But it's a truly brilliant work, and I believe it will secure Garland a place amongst the masters.
Najinn
Wow! Pleasant to read, I guess, and with a bit of dry humor, but otherwise what a big bag of nothing. I guess being in a coma really is a rather bland trip to nowhere.
Gietadia
I have been an avid reader my whole life and I would consider this one of my all-time favorite books. Although it is short, it will have you thinking about it long after you finish reading. I read this in college and after finishing it, immediately had 2 of my roommates read it so that I would have someone to discuss it with. They were equally blown away. It is hard to explain, but the book (both because of its subject matter and writing style) really does make you question the line between dream and reality. Since reading it, I have read both The Beach and Tesseract and although the are both impressive, this short book has stuck with me the most out of Alex Garland's work. If you enjoy existentially questioning the world around you, this is a very worthwhile read.
Cheber
A short, but very entertaining book. Incredibly short chapters with simple illustrations spread throughout make this book a great pre-bedtime read, but it is also worth a more attentive look as it is filled with great little bits and pieces.
JUST DO IT
Solid premise but there are plenty of lost opportunities that aren't taken advantage of with the scenario Alex Garland puts on the table. That being said, its a really quick and easy read, and didn't feel like I wasted my time when I finished.
Frankly I wouldn't really call this a "book." it's just a long short story and not even that long of a short story to boot. Nothing I would buy again that's for sure.
The Coma download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Nicholas Garland,Alex Garland
ISBN: 1594480850
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Riverhead Books (July 5, 2005)
Pages: 200 pages