The Darkest Universe follows world-weary banker Zac on his search for his eccentric sister, Alice, who goes missing while on a narrowboat trip with her new boyfriend. Poignant, funny and thought-provoking in equal measure.
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3.5 stars. Through the sheer force of bloody-minded awkwardness manages to communicate something of the experiential truth that being alive is a relentlessly lonely business. I also found Joe Thomas rather lovely and charming here, which is far from usually the case!