Shriek: An Afterword

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Pan, 2007 - 400 pages
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Narrated with flamboyant intensity by one-time society figure Janice Shriek, and presenting a vivid gallery of strange characters and even stranger events, this is an account of the adventures of her brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a dark secret that may kill or transform him. It involves, too, a war between rival publishing houses which threatens to change Ambergris forever, and rivalry with a marginalised race known as the “grey caps” who, armed with advanced fungal technologies, wait underground for their chance to recover the city that was once theirs. This story of the family Shriek is an exotic and colourful novel of love, life and death which brings to fruition the author’s genius for capturing the truly weird.

‘Unsettling, erudite, dark, shot through with unexpected humour. Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction’ CHINA MIÉVILLE, author of Perdido Street Station

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And a sensible writer might write this story. - Goodreads
For me the plot's slight failing, is in the ending. - Goodreads
A sensible writer might write this story as well. - Goodreads

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

In terms of creativity and inventive ideas it is very difficult to find fault with Shriek: An Afterword. Jeff Vandermeer is the kind of writer that makes a mockery of many a critics' opinion that ... Read full review

Review: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris #2)

User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

Three years ago I read City of Saints and Madmen, and added Vandermeer to the pile of authors who have a great imagination and some degree of talent, but who have a tendency to ramble on about boring ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jeff VanderMeer is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, and author of Veniss Underground and City of Saints & Madmen .

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