The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit

NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott

SuperbTime Out
MesmerizingNewsweek
Gripping‘ Financial Times
Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years – for the pure pleasure and skill of it‘ Michael Ondaatje
Don’t pick this up if you want a night’s sleepScotsman

When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct. For Beth, there’s more at stake than merely winning and losing.

‘Few novelists have written about genius – and addiction – as acutely as Walter Tevis’ The Telegraph
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 29th October 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781474622578

Reviews

Gripping reading . . . Nabokov's The Defense and Zweig's The Royal Game are the classics. Now joining them is The Queen's Gambit
FINANCIAL TIMES
The Queen's Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it
Michael Ondaatje
Mesmerizing
NEWSWEEK
Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep
SCOTSMAN
More exciting than any thriller I've seen lately; more than that, beautifully written
Martin Cruz Smith
What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen's Gambit
PLAYBOY
A psychological thriller
NEW YORK TIMES
Walter Tevis is famous for writing The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth, but this is my favorite book of his. It is about a girl who, guided by her somewhat unreliable mother, becomes a child prodigy at chess. Even if you do not know how to play chess, it is a great thriller
Michael Ondaatje on The Books He Loves to Re-read, Literary Hub
Superb
TIME OUT
Tevis was a great storyteller
Lionel Shriver
Walter Tevis's most consummate and heartbreaking work
Jonathan Lethem