Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Spectra Books
Edition language: English
Series: Desolation Road Universe (#1)
4 – 4.5 starsI was reminded, while reading _Desolation Road_, of two authors in particular: John Crowley and Gene Wolfe. This is not to say that I think Ian McDonald was in any way aping them or merely writing some kind of amalgamated pastiche, but there were elements to his tale that made both auth...
Rating: 4.75* of fiveThe Book Report: Earth can't sustain its current population in the style to which all 7 billion of us wish to become accustomed, and no one is predicting a sudden outbreak of common sense and birth prevention to bring the numbers down. What are we to do?Move, of course. Where? ...
This is the first work I’ve read by Ian MacDonald and I (mostly) really enjoyed it. McDonald knows how to write. He knows how to write fluidly and beautifully and have fun with his words, which I really appreciate. Most of the book is lyrical and fun, and I loved the imagery and magical realism...
OOOh - sounds good
Didn't like it AT ALL.It's sort of like, "What if Tom Robbins tried to write The Martian Chronicles?"Well, if you think that sounds good, you might like this book. But I didn't.It's the story of a small town formed 'by accident' 100 years after the colonization of Mars. It focuses on different chara...