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Devices and Desires - K.J. Parker
Devices and Desires
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9781841492766 (1841492760)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 706
Edition language: English
Series: Engineer Trilogy (#1)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Progressive Rock SF: "Devices and Desires" by K. J. Parker
When Tom Holt uses his K. J. Parker heteronym, at his best, is a very good genre writer: which is not to say that genre writers can't be as good as (if not better than) their literary counterparts - but they have not been taken as seriously, which is true even now. I must admit I found Gene Wolfe's ...
Snowtulip's Corner of the World
Snowtulip's Corner of the World rated it
2.0 Devices and Desires: Mini Review
Uuggh... So I have read other reviews that discuss the brilliance of the plotting within this book...and I admit that these reviews kept me going throughout this long book...I had hope! In the end, this book was tedious and monochromatic. It was overlong, the characters lacked life and I just di...
ambyr
ambyr rated it
5.0 Devices and Desires
Sharp and refined, the dialog crisp, the characterizations and motivations precisely sketched, the plot an intricately interlocked mechanism. The first book leaves the reader with only a vague idea of how that mechanism is constructed--we know what the Rube Goldberg machine will do, but can't begin ...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
An industrial republic borders on two warring feudal duchies. When an engineer escapes the technically-advanced Mezentine City, he upsets the power balance of the continent. There's an interesting struggle between thought processes of the meritocratic City, wherein the workers serve the machines, ...
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