Reviews

  • "Pitch-perfect sentence by pitch-perfect sentence, Foulds weaves a quiet but harrowing tale of obsession that takes the reader into the characters’ tragic downward spiral – Dream Sequence is as good a novel as I have read in a while."

    Lawrence Osborne, author of Beautiful Animals
  • "Incisively well-written and alluringly readable… This prose is truly poetic, being concise, not impasto… This novel moves like a thrillerA terrific book about the realities and delusion of fame distorting the way we live now: not to be missed."

    Evening Standard
  • "Adam Foulds is the real deal… it’s the details of the writing itself – the precision of the word selection combined with the precision of the observation – that make for such enjoyable reading."

    Edward Docx, Guardian
  • "This mordantly clever story about fame, fantasy and narcissism… is deliciously funnyFoulds is a very fine writer."

    Johanna Thomas-Corr, Observer
  • "An exquisitely concocted, riveting account of artistic ambition and unrequited love… Foulds is proving himself to be a very versatile writer of intelligence and charm."

    Spectator
  • "Everyone loves a good page-turner full of aspirational scene-setting, but few literary novelists dare to try it… [Dream Sequence] is a sexy, celeby drama… just like The Great Gatsby, this novel billows around you like a queasy dream, its grand scenery and awful characters combining to take us out of the real world and into another, oddly shimmering version of it."

    Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
  • "A nuanced, original and sharply observed study of fame and power… [a] spare and beautifully written novel."

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • "Foulds's observations are spot-on and his prose is delicious sharp."

    Economist, 1843
  • "Funny, dramatic and poignant. The final five pages of the novel resolve in a masterly poetic unification of suspense and feeling. Adam Foulds… has won many literary awards and this new work deserves to win another."

    Lindsay Duguid, Tablet
  • "Absorbing and beautifully written, Foulds’ novel is particularly illuminating on the actor’s craft and the nature of fame."

    Anthony Gardner, Mail on Sunday