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Maske: Thaery - Jack Vance
Maske: Thaery
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Cover Art by Ken Barr.
Cover Art by Ken Barr.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399117978 (0399117970)
Publisher: Putnam/Berkley Publishing Co.
Pages no: 215
Edition language: English
Series: Gaean Reach
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target acquired
target acquired rated it
quintessential Jack Vance adventure novel. swiftly-paced, drily witty, deeply ironic, byzantine in its layers of back-story and multiple displays of world-building yet happily trim and stripped-down in its actual verbiage, featuring a sardonic young hero, his icy love interest and various mysteries ...
B. Morris Allen
B. Morris Allen rated it
Vance novels are usually worth reading for the fantastic language and wordplay alone, and this is no except. Maske also contains the usual tropes of disaffected wealth, disillusioned youth, and a fair amount of no-longer-appropriate sexism. It also has, however, one of Vance's more human and likable...
spocksbro rated it
More of a 2.5 or so but I'm being generous and rounding up because even second-rate Vance is fun to read.Maske: Thaery is your typical Vance SF novel: The protagonist, Jubal Droad, is smart, cynical and emotionally distant, though underneath there is a passionate, involved person. The action is swif...
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