Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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November Books 3) City of Saints and Madmen 4) Floater

3) City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer - excellent, though I now realise I have only the short version. City narratives are always great (China Miéville being the most recent specialist; I finished reading this book in Vienna, home of The Drawing of the Dark and The Third Man) but VanderMeer plays all kinds of fascinating mind games with the reader here - the fact that Ambergris boasts a bookshop called Borges is clue enough.

4) Floater by Lucius Shepard - sent to me for review by Infinity PLus, so can't say too much here; Shepard's typical lush sexy tropical prose, though this time set in contemporary New York.
Tags: bookblog 2003, writer: jeff vandermeer, writer: lucius shepard
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