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

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