Mobius Dick
Andrew Crumey, Picador, £7.99
It’s said that if you think quantum physics makes sense, you haven’t understood it. The same may be true of Mobius Dick, in which a physicist’s love-life undergoes quantum entanglement. Is the journalist he runs into at a nuclear power station the same as the young academic he once romanced? What about the two patients we meet in a mysterious hospital? And why are we also being given extracts from nonexistent German novels? Crumey’s neat, simple style makes the answers as clear as could be expected, and much odder.