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5.0 out of 5 stars
A breathtaking debut, one to watch, 25 Feb 2004
I got this as a present for Christmas and knew nothing about it. I started on a Sunday afternoon and before I knew it, it was dark and I was desperate to finish reading. I was hooked.
An excellent book, Vandermeer has created a dark and fantastic world which unsettles you, but draws you further into the book.
Enough twists to keep you guessing, not too many as to be pointless, interesting characters - flawed but engaging and somehow disturbingly real.
An excellent debut novel, I wait with anticipation for the next installment.