Salamander

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Nicholas Flood, an unassuming eighteenth-century London printer, specializes in novelty books -- books that nestle into one another, books comprised of one spare sentence, books that emit the sounds of crashing waves. When his work captures the attention of an eccentric Slovakian count, Flood is summoned to a faraway castle -- a moving labyrinth that embodies the count's obsession with puzzles -- where he is commissioned to create the infinite book, the ultimate never-ending story. Probing the nature of books, the human thirst for knowledge, and the pursuit of immortality, Salamander careens through myth and metaphor as Flood travels the globe in search of materials for the elusive book without end.
 

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User Review  - dtruslove - LibraryThing

Wharton weaves a wonderful tale that wanders it's way to a utterly satisfying conclusion getting there by strange castles that move, type that sets itself, and an odd girl wrapped in metal. All in ... Read full review

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User Review  - AllieW - LibraryThing

While wandering through the ruins of the abandoned city, a captain happens upon a partially destroyed bookshop. Intrigued, he wanders in, to discover its very arresting, female proprietor. Amongst the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
18
Section 5
22
Section 6
52
Section 7
66
Section 8
82
Section 23
195
Section 24
201
Section 25
202
Section 26
221
Section 27
225
Section 28
238
Section 29
242
Section 30
244

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
127
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
153
Section 16
157
Section 17
165
Section 18
171
Section 19
174
Section 20
175
Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
371
Section 42
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About the author (2010)

Thomas Wharton lives and teaches English in Edmonton.

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