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Physiognomy (Well-Built City Trilogy) [Paperback]

Jeffrey Ford
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1 Oct 2008 Well-Built City Trilogy (Book 1)
Winner of the 1998 World Fantasy Award, a prestigious novel of literary fantasy and disturbing imagination. The nightmare metropolis called the Well-Built City exists because a satanic genius Drachton Below, the Master, wished it so. And few within its confines hold the power of Physiognomist Cley. With scalpels, calipers and the other instruments of his science, Cley can divine good and evil, determine character and intelligence, uncover dark secrets, and foretell a person's destiny. But now the Master has sent the great physiognomist out of the City on a seemingly trivial assignment in the rural hinterland where, removed from Below's omnipresent scrutiny, even the most loyal servant of logic can fall prey to seductions of the flesh and spirit. And in this unfamiliar place, possessing terrors uniquely its own, await stark revelations that could shatter Cley's perceptions of himself, his profession, and his ordered world.
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  • Paperback: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press; 1st Softcover Ed edition (1 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930846533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930846531
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 15.9 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,117,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Immerses you in a richly-imagined and complex world... highly recommended. -- Enigma, September 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jeffrey Ford is a professor of writing and early American literature at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and the author of MEMORANDA, THE BEYOND and of THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. CHARBUQUE (also published by Macmillan). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark fantasy, but really good one. 19 Jan 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Intriguing ideas, and plot that pulls you into the reading. However, this book is not for anybody - you will have to accept whole lot about dark side of society while reading it.
In the book, you will see a development of the character of a "not such a nice person" Cley, but - it's up to you to find out everything about him. He'll have romantic encounters, too...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Supremely imaginative 7 Feb 1999
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One of the most unique books I've read in years, it defies any specific genre. Ford is a masterful writer, creating some scenes that evoke such a sense of adventure that I found myself peeking around my room half-expecting to see the more frightful scenes of the book coming to life. A must-read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 29 Jan 1999
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The morals of this book are that Beauty Is Only Skin Deep and People Should Forgive Each Others' Failings--simplistic enough to be potentially sickening. The imagery of the Fruit of Eternal Life/Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Earthly Paradise likewise could be overly familiar. Nonetheless this book is a masterpiece, largely due to a hallucinogenic atmosphere, strange settings, and a sardonic sense of humor. Frankly, I preferred Cley while he was still wicked and the Well-Built City to the Earthly Paradise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully original! 25 Dec 1998
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What I enjoyed most about this book is its originality. I primarily read fantasy and science fiction, and after reading so many books that follow the usual cliches of the genres, it is refreshing to read a book which contains unconventional and original characters, setting, and plot. The main character begins as a most unlikeable fellow; pompus, unfeeling, and rude. I found his enlightenment and subsequent emergence as a real human being the most interesting aspect of this book. The rest of the story, also, is refreshing, interesting, and insightful. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 31 Oct 2003
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Excellent original fantasy, beautifully grotesque. I couldn't put it down, and I'll certainly be picking up his other books sometime soon. Buy it. Read it.
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