The House of Rumour is a page-turner with exceptional style, depth, thought, camp, counter-history and intrigue. It's both sci-fi/fantasy pulp and an ambitiously epic work of cosmic proportions: a welcome paradox of a novel that boldly toys with the boundaries between high and low-brow art.
It may be the ideal holiday read for those who like to take their brains with them on vacation.
If this is that dark Prince Arnott's Jonbar Hinge, the future looks bright.
It isn't a book, it's a revelation.
A potent mix of fact and fiction that takes on 20th-century history but remains a page-turner
Arnott offers a brightly coloured portrait of our times that is alternatively intimate and epic...The House of Rumour is a brilliant achievement that invites repeated readings
A supremely intelligent book as well as a surprisingly warm one.
Highly entertaining and perhaps even mind-expanding, Arnott's high-class conjuring act shows that truth really is stranger than fiction.