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4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe not a destination for a City Break, 8 May 2013
This review is from: Communion Town (Hardcover)
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This is a novel told as a succession of short stories, linked by the City, the 'Flaneur' and glimpses of characters from other stories in the book. Like most story collections it has its weak points, and for me one of these was the first story which felt so nebulous I wondered where the rest of the book was going.
In fact it went very well; a mix of gothic horror, clever pastiche, and a dream (or often nightmare) quality that pervades the whole book.
For me, the very strong stories were The Significant City of Lazarus Glass, The Song of Serelight Fair, Gallathea, and A Way to Leave, but all the stories had merit and added to the nightmare atmosphere of the whole.
Wonder what the author will come up with next?
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