Beneath the World, a Sea

Beneath the World, a Sea

South America, 1990. Ben Ronson, a British police officer, arrives in a mysterious forest to investigate a spate of killings of a local species called the Duendes. They are silent, vaguely humanoid creatures - with long limbs and black button eyes - that have a strange psychic effect on people, exposing them to their suppressed thoughts and fears.

The crimes have taken place in a landscape known as the Delta and to reach it Ben has crossed the Zone, a territory which wipes the memories of all who pass through. He remembers nothing of the preceding days; what he did or felt or saw.

Ben is uneasy about what he may have done in the Zone and avoids opening the diaries he kept whilst there, busying himself with the investigation instead. He becomes fascinated by the Duendes, but the closer he gets, the more he begins to unravel. As the Delta starts to take hold of his mind, Ben becomes increasingly haunted by the unopened diaries and the terrible secrets they might hold...

Title:Beneath the World, a Sea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781786491558
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  • Ivana - Diary of Difference

    Wishlist | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Ko-fiBeneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett is a book I won through ReadersFirst, published by Corvus. And to be honest, Beneath the World, A Sea ...

  • Connor Franks

    This book wasn't necessarily bad but not exceptional either. It was just generally weird, it's hard to explain the concept of this book but a policeman goes to the Submundo Delta, which is inhabited b...

  • Blodeuedd Finland

    I will say it, Chris Beckett writes such weird books! But good! But seriously weird. They are so hard to explain.Right...ok so this cop goes to a strange place in South America. People were dumped the...

  • Stephen

    this book was very surreal but felt something was missing but did make you think though but also felt that the novel was a slow mover too...

  • Becca (Horners_book_corner)

    I was absolutely drawn in by the cover of this book as it is so unusual, as it turns out the story itself is equally unique. The journey I went on as a reader was incredible and unbelievable and had m...

  • Anna

    Just as I feel I must buy a grocery item if I've touched it these days, I am also obligated to borrow any library book I touch. Given that library browsing slots give me 15 minutes to choose a stack o...

  • Tez

    I'm not entirely sure what I read. I can't remember why it's set in 1990.Basically, it's about a place in South America only accessible by boat. What happens in the Zona stays in the Zona, because onc...

  • Alexander

    Something truly unexpected here, both philosophical and deeply weird. Beckett has a pleasing ability to allow the reader to make their own conclusions, as we learn few FACTS in this books, but the jou...

  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    Every time I walked into Easons last year I kept seeing the beautiful hardback of this book but it was super expensive and I couldn’t justify buying it. But I always found myself flicking through it...

  • C.R.

    I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover this book. Like many other reviewers, I was initially pulled in by the magnificent cover but stayed for the promise of unconscious mind exploration: ex...