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by Jeff VanderMeer
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1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it 5 years ago
Vandermeer's writing takes some time to get used to, but it's well worth the effort. Well, at least his short stories are.
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it 8 years ago
I picked up this book on a recommendation as a book that features it's urban setting as an integral character in the story. When I looked at the synopsis, I was glad to see it's a Far Dark Future-y cyberpunky sort of story. It's not like all the other cyberpunk books I've read; the prose is some wei...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 8 years ago
Artist Nicholas goes to the sinister Quin to buy a meerkat and winds up missing. His twin sister Nicola combs the city of Veniss looking for him and also disappears and it's up to Shadrach, Nicholas' friend and Nicola's former lover, to find them. Can Shadrach find them before Quin finds him?Venis...
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 9 years ago
This is now one of my favorite books and because of that I can't review it well enough.If you've ever trusted my judgment of books you should at least read the description.
simmo rated it 10 years ago
Short. Very surreal & at times a bit arty. While I didn’t exactly enjoy it, I didn’t hate it either. The Author’s afterward helps you understand more about his thought processes and the way the story developed. The fact that you need the afterward for this says a lot!
altheaann rated it 10 years ago
Vandermeer has published many more short stories than novels, and his preference for the short format shows – Veniss is a very short novel (in my edition bundled with an unrelated (?) ‘novella’ (I’d still call it a short story) to fill out the book.Its length is my biggest complaint with the work. V...
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