When Miranda, the Miss Lonely Hearts of Shepherd's Bush, suddenly finds herself romanced by a tall, dark and deadly spy, her life is turned upside down. Could it have anything to do with the book she innocently took from the library, a book with a conspiracy theory about 'love' so devastating that every other copy has been destroyed by MIS and the writer 'disappeared'?
Spliced through Miranda's romantic adventure are pages from the 'lost' book itself. But the loudest voice in this piece of postmodern madness belongs to the lovelorn book itself, a sentient mass of paper and ink that cannot help falling in love with its reader.
Marius Brill's send-up of po-faced conspiracy stories and endless funny handshakes is sharper than Torn Sharpe- imagine Umberto Eco with a sense of humour. Ludicrously logical and finely spun, this is a hare- brained literary fantasy, an erudite romp, and above all, a novel to fall in love with...
Looking for a book with a change of pace, stop here. Making love is fantastically hilarious.