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A dreamy, allegorical novel by one of my favorites, John Crowley, which I seem never to have read before but bought two different copies of (in different three-novel compilations) at the used book store last week. This early book shows that the highly structured, inward-folding, holonic quality of Crowley's writing in his masterpiece Little, Big and unfinished [!!! apparently not !!! I couldn't resist googling it up, only to find that the 4th volume came out a year ago, and that I have an important book on my to-read list! I will reserve judgment on whether to include those 4 works as a composite masterpiece until I've caught up on the conclusion of the Aegypt tetralogy. O what excitement -- but I have a sentence to finish ...] anyway this early novel showcases the same kind of formalistic/fractal approach that is featured in Little, Big and the Aegypt tetralogy. Crowley here lovingly constructs a post-technological future culture, populated by 'truthful speakers' who have perfected the art of communication, then yanks his narrator out of it to wander in search of a girl and sainthood and ultimately to experience a different kind of translation. Abstract and chilly compared to his best novels, but still, an interesting read.
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A highly unusual book, especially in the genre. It's easy to tell you some of the things this book wasn't (for me). It wasn't exciting or compelling. It wasn't emotionally engaging. So what was it ... Read full review