Publish date: January 1st 2005
Publisher: Spectra Books
Edition language: English
Vandermeer's writing takes some time to get used to, but it's well worth the effort. Well, at least his short stories are.
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...
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...
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.
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!