The Gone-Away World
Publish date: June 2008
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 531
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
This book led me down paths of assumption and then told me I was wrong, oh so wrong about my assumptions. The narrator tells us a story of his childhood with Gonzo Lubitsch, a childhood that had a number of twists and turns that ends with him in the Army doing covert work, an end that has the world...
Outstanding book. It was witty and smart, and always threw me in new directions as I read it. Once I understood that the book went back in time after the opening sequence and then caught up to the opening then continued forward, my initial confusion was gone.A bit lengthy at moments, but everything ...
Kurt Vonnegut Jr! T. Coraghessan Boyle! Joseph Heller (maybe)! Tom Robbins! and now it appears that Nick Harkaway can be added to the list of humanistic, cynical, insanely creative authors who truck in wild & wooly tales that blur the boundaries between reality & fantasy and are filled with enormous...
It is probably good for both of us that GR reviews have a character limit. For me, so there is a limit on my copyright violations. For you, so you won't have to read every line that I found amazing, remarkable, thoughtful, or funny. It took me two reads to compile my thoughts on The Gone-Away World,...
The Gone-Away World is a book that I enjoyed thoroughly, yet wasn't excited by. I'm not sure why - it had many of the attributes that I usually love. A certain sense of surrealism, of humour, of a meandering storyline, and threatening things just out of the edges of my vision. Yet I finished it feel...