GHOSTWRITTEN, by David Mitchell. London: Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton, 1998, 436 pp. (paper).

The book opens with the crazy musings of a Japanese cultist, Quasar, holed up in Okinawa. His hand still hurts from being trapped in the doors of the Tokyo train he filled with poison gas. And he is shocked and amused by the uninitiated, living in ignorance of the meteor homing in on Earth to bring Armageddon and the reign of the guru, His Serendipity.

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