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a great introduction to M John Harrison,
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Harrison is one of my favourite writers and this short work is a great introduction to his writing. He has no interest in spelling things out, instead his text evokes, resonates and haunts leaving a lot of lines to read between. The text is full of images and ideas that stick in your mind and I find that I'm frequently drawn back to re-read his work.
Cave and Julia contains a second visit to the country of Autotelia (the first was in Simon Ings wonderful Arc magazine - search for it on amazon after you've clicked 'buy' for this book) and despite the entirely different setting it evoked for me some of the same moods that his Kefahuchi Tract trilogy does. Without quite being able to put my finger on it I also found myself reminded of Durrells Alexandria quartet
highly recommended and if you like this dive right into the Kefahuchi tract trilogy