“A fearless grand adventure of escalating escapades and escapes so hair-raising that Adams’ deranged imagination is barely able to contain them all. I knew we were in trouble as soon as the ostrich appeared. It’s a fearless, hurtling hell of a debut.” – Christopher Fowler
“Playful, intriguing and a barrel of laughs, The World House is a quirky, tumbling box of delights full of adorable eccentrics on a wild, wild ride. It really knocked me in the lobes! Great fun!” – Stephen Volk
There is a box. Inside that box is a door. And beyond that door is a whole world.
In some rooms, forests grow. In others, animals and objects come to life. Elsewhere, secrets and treasures wait for the brave and foolhardy.
And at the very top of the house, a prisoner sits behind a locked door waiting for a key to turn. The day that happens, the world will end...
More praise for The World House:
“Strange and wonderful The World House will take you on a long bizarre journey within four walls, carrying you into dark imaginative regions from room to room, basement to attic, and leave you with the feeling that a journey to the centre of the earth, or to the moon, would be no less exhilarating.” – Garry Kilworth
“The World House is an extraordinary feat of imagination. It is wonderfully bizarre, it is brutal, funny, disturbing and vivid throughout. It is populated by a genuinely entertaining and believable group of characters. Guy Adams has a hit on his hands. I want more.” – James Barclay
“The World House scintillates with wild ideas, snappy dialogue and larger-than-life characters. It is an audacious, joyous roller-coaster of a book, and yet what makes it such a triumph is that even in its wildest excesses it never loses sight of the little people. Ostensibly a tale of human endeavour, perseverance and a determination to fight on despite overwhelming odds, The World House is a novel with lashings of heart and soul.” – Mark Morris
“Guy Adams is either barking mad or a genius, I haven’t decided. His truly fantastic debut is like being caught in a theme park with a killer clown – fun, adventure, the odd cream pie – and a sharp knife when you’re not looking.” – Mark Chadbourn
Guy Adams is the author of the best-selling Rules of Modern Policing: 1973 Edition, a spoof police manual 'written' by DCI Gene Hunt of Life On Mars. Published by Transworld, it has sold over 120,000 copies and led to two sequels: The Future of Modern Policing: 1981 Edition and The Wit and Wisdom of Gene Hunt.
Guy has also written two Torchwood novels, The House That Jack Built and The Men Who Sold the World for BBC Books; and The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes, a fictional facsimile of a scrapbook kept by Doctor John Watson. This was published in 2009 by Carlton Books in association with the Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth. Two brand new Sherlock Holmes novels,