5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Weird, compelling, unforgettable,
By A Customer
This review is from: Pavane (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
I first read this book because I had never heard of the author before and the blurb made it out to be some kind of classic. I must say that my nose for an interesting read once again didn't let me down. This is one of those books that you read and think "what the hell is this trying to say?", and you finish it and find that it continues to play on the mind long afterward. It's an amazingly convincing creation of at least two or three strange and chilling worlds in one. I think one of the great set pieces of this book is the opening one with the ambush of the road train, and also the weird experiences of the young semaphore operator. All in all, a richly realised and resonant work, I'd recommend it to anyone with a taste for enigmatic and absorbing alternative-world stories.