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Finch - Jeff VanderMeer
Finch
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In Finch, mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They have disbanded House Hoegbotton and are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment in camps, and random acts... show more
In Finch, mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They have disbanded House Hoegbotton and are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment in camps, and random acts of terror. The rebel resistance is scattered, and the gray caps are using human labor to build two strange towers. Against this backdrop, John Finch, who lives alone with a cat and a lizard, must solve an impossible double murder for his gray cap masters while trying to make contact with the rebels. Nothing is as it seems as Finch and his disintegrating partner Wyte negotiate their way through a landscape of spies, rebels, and deception. Trapped by his job and the city, Finch is about to come face to face with a series of mysteries that will change him and Ambergris forever.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780980226010 (0980226015)
ASIN: 980226015
Publisher: Underland Press
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
Series: Ambergris (#3)
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halfmanhalfbook
halfmanhalfbook rated it
4.0 Finch
Classified as steampunk, but really odd book in some ways. The guy who wrote it must hav ad an amazing imagination. Worth a read if you like SF and wasnt something completely different
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0
Pearl RuledRating: 3* of five (p139)The Book Description: In Finch, mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They have disbanded House Hoegbotton and are controlling the human inhabitants with strange ...
crstarlette
crstarlette rated it
Who can write a book about mushroom people and get away with it? I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this book, but ultimately the ability to write a book about something so ridiculous and not have it end up head-bangingly awful warrants 4 stars. Also worth mention is the simultaneous beauty and g...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
3.0 Finch
Quite different from the other Ambergrisian novel I read (Shriek: An Afterword) in that this is some kind of fusion of dark urban fantasy with hard boiled detective genres although the underlying themes examined are the same. Consequently, while the story stands on its own, much will be lost on the ...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
4.0
“Fungal noir. Steampunk delirium”The description on the front cover made me curious. And Vandermeer delivers. At least the fungal noir part. Though the novel could very well be suited for it, I didn’t see any elements that struck me as particularly steampunk. Finch follows a detective that “is ...
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