Vellum: The Book of All Hours
An extraordinary, incendiary debut from a rare new talent, Vellum showcases a complex and sophisticated level of writing coupled with a fecund imagination that defies description.VELLUM: THE BOOK OF ALL HOURSIt’s 2017 and angels and demons walk the earth. Once they were human; now they are unkin,... show more
An extraordinary, incendiary debut from a rare new talent, Vellum showcases a complex and sophisticated level of writing coupled with a fecund imagination that defies description.VELLUM: THE BOOK OF ALL HOURSIt’s 2017 and angels and demons walk the earth. Once they were human; now they are unkin, transformed by the ancient machine-code language of reality itself. They seek The Book of All Hours, the mythical tome within which the blueprint for all reality is transcribed, which has been lost somewhere in the Vellum–the vast realm of eternity upon which our world is a mere scratch.The Vellum, where the unkin are gathering for war.The Vellum, where a fallen angel and a renegade devil are about to settle an age-old feud.The Vellum, where the past, present, and future will collide with ancient worlds and myths.And the Vellum will burn. . . .
Publish date: 2006-04-25
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Interesting concept and some great characters. Started well, last 1/3 of the book really got bogged down in the parallel story lines...
Whew - I finally finished this one!This book IS good - don't get me wrong. The prose is great and I really liked the non-linear storytelling. I thought it really added to the idea of the book. I'm not sure why it took me so long finish this. Don't ask me to describe the plot, though. It's hard ...
Might as well talk about 'Ink' and 'Vellum' together, since they're really one work. Conveniently, Duncan describes his work himself, within the text of the book:"...the Book has as many histories as the world itself, and it contains them all in its Moebius loop of time and space, of contradicting s...
I was just not in the mood for this one - twisted reality and a gaggle of boys and one girl/goddess on a motorcycle. It just kept going around in circles and I got bored.
Very difficult read. Multiply split perspectives, and something that can only loosely be called a plot following multiple timelines. Stuck through it in part because the author's ability with words and frankly, nothing else to read. I agree with one of the other reviewers who thought the author mi...