The Dream of Perpetual Motion (Playaway Adult Fiction)
Publish date: 2010-03-02
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
A surreal, dark fantasy. Thrilling, fascinating, horrible. Great use of language and theme. Beautifully brutal world-building. Confident writing voice that can tell the reader what will happen chapters before describing the journey, heightening, not decreasing, the tension.
Didn't enjoy this book at all. Not sure what the author's point was, but whatever it was, I missed it.
Didn't dig this. I was looking to get into some really good steampunk, that alchemical fusion of pre-industrial past and cyberpunk future that I believe was originally born in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s [[book:The Difference Engine]], though I haven’t actually read that book yet (the only [...
I loved and at the same time was somewhat annoyed by this book. Palmer obviously knows how to write. Parts of this book are brilliant, poetic, full of insight into human psyche. Other parts were oddly... unpleasant. I am not sure why. Actually, I think the first half of it is pretty good, the second...
I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book, which I would have been interested enough to seek out anyway.It suffers slightly by comparison to another steampunk sci-fi favourite of mine, Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/827.The_Diamond_Age_Or_a_Young_Lady_s_Illu...