By Stephen Fry
A special departure from his renowned comedian novels, this haunting, provocative story of wrongful imprisonment and violent retribution is Stephen Fry’s first mystery. a super recasting of the vintage tale The count number of Monte Cristo, Revenge crackles with the wit and intelligence readers have come to count on from this highly gifted writer, actor, and comic, but it unearths an intriguingly deep, a lot darker facet of his imagination.
Ned Maddstone is a cheerful, charismatic Oxford-bound seventeen-year-old whose rosy destiny is nearly preordained. good-looking, convinced, and gifted, newly in love with brilliant, attractive Portia, his father an influential MP, Ned enjoys an lifestyles of boundless chance. yet privilege makes him a simple objective for envy, and during in the future Ned’s charmed lifestyles is modified eternally. A promise made to a demise instructor mixed with a prank devised via a jealous classmate mutates bewilderingly right into a case of fallacious arrest and incarceration. Drugged and disoriented, Ned reveals himself a political prisoner in a nightmarish, harrowing exile, faraway from domestic and misplaced to these he loves. Years move prior to an it seems that mad, evidently marvelous fellow inmate reawakens the more youthful man’s mind and resurrects his will to stay. The chilling outcomes of Ned’s restoration are felt worldwide.
While Revenge breaks new flooring with its taut plotting, exhilarating speed, and underlying air of risk, its sophistication and irreverent humor are classic Fry—a gloriously wealthy combine that merely he may perhaps bring. His first novel in 4 years is a dramatic, robust journey de strength that's certain to magnify the yankee viewers for this singularly proficient author’s work.