A Game with Sharpened Knives by Neil Belton - review by James Morrison

James Morrison

Living in Limbo

A Game with Sharpened Knives


Weidenfeld & Nicolson 328pp £14.99

Paranoia, betrayal, and the pursuit of scientific and emotional ‘truths’ are themes at the heart of this densely woven debut novel by the award-winning biographer Neil Belton. 

A Game with Sharpened Knives is a fictionalised account of the turbulent years spent in wartime exile near Dublin by Erwin Schrödinger, the Austrian physicist who won the 1933 Nobel Prize for his pioneering studies of wave mechanics. As the Irish capital lies decaying in a state of perilous neutrality,

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