“Roth’s remarkably funny, tender book is much more than one code-writing kid’s success story. Roth writes in a gently self-mocking, utterly disarming style that gives The Unknowns an unusual type of tension.”
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I chose Gabriel Roth’s The Unknowns for the summer reading list this year solely on the recommendation that it was ‘like One Day rewritten by Woody Allen’. It’s Roth’s début novel and I opened it thinking I was going to get light romance and humour but actually I got so much more.
The Unknowns has great pace and Eric Muller is possibly the most neurotic man I have ever stumbled across, fictional or not.