The Stone Gods

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Harcourt, 2007 - Fiction - 206 pages
190 Reviews
This new world weighs a yatto-gram. But everything is trial-size; tread-on-me-tiny or blurred-out-offocus huge. There are leaves that have grown as big as cities, and there are birds that nest in cockleshells. On the white sand there are long-toed claw prints deep as nightmares, and there are rock pools in hand-hollows finned by invisible fish . . . Mankind has rendered its planet unlivable and is beginning to colonize a new blue planet. Our heroine Billie Crusoe's flight to the future is also a return to the distant past--Everything is imprinted forever with what once was. What begins as a witty, satirical futurist adventure deepens into a dazzling exploration of our relationship to environment, to power and technology, and to what defines us as humans. For over twenty years Jeanette Winterson has consistently been one of our most brilliant writers. Lyrical, visionary, by turns funny and devastating, The Stone Gods is fiction at its most provocative.

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I learned that i do like Jeanette Winterson's writing. - Goodreads
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Another poetry as prose novel from Winterson. - Goodreads
Her prose is poetic and sensual. - Goodreads
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More poetic prose, but a good tale as well. - Goodreads

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User Review  - io dotnet - Goodreads

stopped reading in the middle. couldnt deal with it. i like the concept and the main character is interesting but the writing is just awful shes just a poor mans margaret atwood. so bad. maybe its just me but i couldnt understand anything that was going on and i just found myself annoyed. Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy Wagner - Goodreads

This book has some beautiful moments and some great insights. There's some truly great stuff in here! There's also a monotonous drone of anti-consumerism that undermines some of the more wondrous ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

JEANETTE WINTERSON is the author of eight novels, a short-story collection, a book of essays, and, most recently a children's picture book. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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