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Scorpion God - William Golding, Pincher Martin
Scorpion God
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Three short novels of prehistory and antiquity: the title story, "Clonk Clonk," and "Envoy Extraordinary."
Three short novels of prehistory and antiquity: the title story, "Clonk Clonk," and "Envoy Extraordinary."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156796583 (0156796589)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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jonafras
jonafras rated it
4.0 The Scorpion God: Three Short Novels
I actually really liked these. The first (Egyptian) novella is quite amazing, and Golding's mastery in evoking "alienness" shines through best here (as well as in The Inheritors, which is for various reasons my favorite book of his). The second story is an interesting working out of a famous (and ra...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
The Scorpion God is a collection of three novellas. The title story takes place in Egypt, I would guess shortly before or around the time of the First Dynasty (c. 3000 BC); "Clonk Clonk" takes place at some period before the Agricultural Revolution (pre-10,000 BC), maybe in Africa, maybe not; and th...
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