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Sleeping in Flame - Jonathan Carroll, Dave McKean
Sleeping in Flame
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Walker Easterling is a retired actor turned successful screenwriter living in the Vienna of strong coffee, fascinating friends, and mysterious cafes. When he falls in love with Maris York, a beautiful artist who creates cities, his life becomes alive in fantastic and unsettling ways. As Walker's... show more
Walker Easterling is a retired actor turned successful screenwriter living in the Vienna of strong coffee, fascinating friends, and mysterious cafes. When he falls in love with Maris York, a beautiful artist who creates cities, his life becomes alive in fantastic and unsettling ways. As Walker's love for Maris grows, his life gets more and more bizarre-he discovers he can see things happening just before they happen, and at the same time feels an incredibly strong tug from his past-so a friend steers him to Venasque, an odd little man reputed to be a powerful shaman. Venasque helps Walker discover and unravel his many interconnected past lives, and it is soon clear that an unresolved conflict from these past lives has resurfaced, and now threatens to undo Walker and Maris's love.At once lyrical, frightening, funny, and sexy, Sleeping in Flame is a spellbinding tale where reality and fantasy merge in astonishing convolutions of magic and suspense. It confirms that Jonathan Carroll is one of the very few novelists who-by constantly surprising us-give us an entirely new perspective on our world. It is no wonder that he is generally considered to be the most original and provocative novelist of his generation.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765311863 (0765311860)
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Drobna uwaga. Na pewno umrzecie.
Drobna uwaga. Na pewno umrzecie. rated it
4.0 Śpiąc w płomieniu
Carroll, jak to Carroll, ciągle mnie zachwyca ;) Oczywiście po raz kolejny niespodziewane zakończenie, ale to już "normalne" u tego autora. Ogólnie książka wciągnęła mnie od samego początku i nie nudziła ani razu, a tak nie miałam dawno, za to więc duuuży plus :) Jest to pozycja, do której jeszcze n...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
3.0 Sleeping in Flame
Sleeping in Flame is a slow burn, har har. Thoughtful and with well-drawn characters, Carroll knows what he's doing. Or, rather, he would if he hadn't put in the Goosebumps ending. Two star deduction for faltering and grabbing the balance beam.Putting fantasy in a near-real world setting is tricky. ...
modusa
modusa rated it
i don't know if it's because this is the third jonathan carroll book i've read, or if i'm getting progressively crazier, but the ending of this one made sense to me. :)it could also be that sleeping in flame is a little more straightforward than the other two i've read. there are curve balls still, ...
good english
good english rated it
When I was first striking out on my own to figure out what I liked to read, I stumbled over a Jonathan Carroll rec on ChickLit. I read From the Teeth of Angels and became enchanted. Over the years I kept an eye out for Carroll novels in used bookstores and on book swap sites, and eventually managed ...
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