An extraordinary, grotesque and quirky tale - the stranges events of The Somnambulist echo down the years into present day London.
A young man discovers a manuscript and so begins a bizarre tale that brings together his grandfather, every conspiracy theory you've ever heard about the royal family and the true story about where the power of Number 10 really lies.
Readers of The Somnambulist may well recoginise the characters kept within a chalk circle in a cellar beneath Downing Street. With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a gleefully satiric take on modern life and a playful and highly literate style, this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy.
In his sequel to the crazed Victoriana of The Somnambulist, Jonathan Barnes brings his invention, reality, grotesquerie and curiosities bang-up-to-date.
A wild and wonderful tale... With a gallery of vividly grotesque and curious characters, this enthusiastic satire on modern life is the sequel to the brilliant The Somnambulist. Bizarre. - The Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin
The Domino Men s fanciful premise and wry British humour work in its favour. - The Courier Mail
An extraordinary gallop through the near future in an alternative universe we should take great pains to avoid hang on and enjoy the ride. - Townsville Bulletin
Nothing about Barnes s follow-up to The Somnambulist is predictable The grotesque fantasy world is a riot." - MX
Funny, fascinating and startling, The Domino Men rockets you away on a madcap journey into a London you ve never seen before. - The West Australian
This is what great satire should be ? a spin on the power elite in politics and government. On top of that, it has a galloping pace and makes for a truly engrossing read. - DREAMWATCH TOTAL SCI-FI - Brigid Cherry