"David Quantick is one of the best kept secrets in the world of writing. He''s smart, funny and unique. You should let yourself in on the secret." - Neil Gaiman From Emmy-Award winning author David Quantick, Night Train is a science-fiction horror story like no other.
A woman wakes up, frightened and alone. The room shaking and jumping like it''s alive. The noise is terrifying. Where is she? Stumbling through a door, she realizes she is on a train carriage. A carriage full of the dead. A personal hell unfolding in an apocalyptic future. This is NIGHT TRAIN. A terrifying ride set on a driverless locomotive, heading for a collision somewhere in the endless night. How did the woman get here? Who is she? And who are the dead? As our heroine makes her way through the train trying to find out what happened to her, she meets a former strongman, a trained killer, and a collection of strange and terrifying creatures. Each step takes her closer to finding out the secret of the Night Train.
Financial Times pick for top 5 sci-fi books of 2020
"The style, content and characters of this dark, witty and surprisingly moving novel make David Quantick a Kurt Vonnegut for a new generation."
Sarah Pinborough, author of
Behind Her Eyes
"I hadn''t planned to read all of
Night Train in one sitting, but I found myself doing just that. David Quantick''s novel sets up a vast mystery and barrels deliriously toward a conclusion you''ll never see coming like, I don''t know, some kind of railed vehicle that operates in the dark."
David Wong, author of
John Dies at the End
“A dark, nightmarish journey into a brand new sort of Twilight Zone, David Quantick’s
Night Train is breathless, frantic, and creepy as hell. You’ll never see the twists coming.”
"Starting a trip on
Night Train is like waking up in a scary game with no rules. I enjoyed trying to work out the parameters of this strange new world with Garland and exploring its ever-more-surreal carriages. When we finally start to discover where we are, we realise there''s no going back. Night train is pacy, amusing and gory and an entertaining companion on a dark journey."
"Revels in strangeness and snarky dialogue."
“An unnerving horror story... Quantick delivers a fine sense of mystery.”
"Quantick presents a dark mystery of slowly uncovered memories in the midst of claustrophobic horror with skill and verve, creating a story that should satisfy any curious reader, genre fan or otherwise. Recommended for those who enjoy a little mystery or horror in their sf dystopias."
"At times horrifying, at other times laugh-out-loud funny, and always entertaining, Night Train is a ride unlike any other."
“Quantic holds the pacing taut and sustains the tension for 270 pages before finally revealing the truth. Meanwhile, his characters’ sarcastic deadpan helps.” "Captivating yet hilarious." -New York Journal of Boonks
"Either a stone-cold classic that will last for decades if not centuries, or, at the very worst, the best summer read you’ll have this year. " - Sublime Horror
"Surreal and very clever read"
PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR
"David Quantick has a medical condition whereby he literally cannot be unfunny."
"David Quantick is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of writing."
"If you choose to only live in one alternative reality make sure it’s the one in which you read Sparks by David Quantick."
"Unfolds like The Da Vinci Code, only with a sense of humour and better grammar." The Independent
"Ingenious, likeable, funny and entertaining." The Spectator
David Quantick is an Emmy Award-winning television writer for such shows as
Avenue 5, Veep, The Thick of It and
The Day Today. He is the author of
All My Colors, Sparks, The Mule, and two writing manuals:
How To Write Everything and
How To Be A Writer.