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""Aurorarama" is perhaps what Jules Verne would write if woken from the dead and offered a dose of mushrooms."
—"The National
"
Praise for Jean-Christophe Valtat
"[Valtat] has a magical sense of shape, and a gift for lyrical prose that are rare in modern writing."
—"La Croix
"
"Jean-Christophe Valtat is a writer of beautiful energy."
"—Le Monde"

Combining Arctic adventure with Victorian fantasy, this page-turner is as sparkling and colorful as the northern lights.
"--The San Francisco Chronicle"
"
Aurorarama" is a magnificent achievement, balancing serious intent with arch humour. It's also beautifully stylish, replete with inventive steampunk iconography and fantastical characters in a stunning polar setting.
--Eric Brown, "The Guardian"
""Aurorarama" mesmerizes..."
--Erik Morse, "Bookforum
"Aurorarama" is perhaps what Jules Verne would write if woken from the dead and offered a dose of mushrooms."
--"The National
"
"["Aurorarama"] entrances and delights. You could spend years picking apart the sly references and the particular myths, poems, novels and songs that inspired Valtat, or you can simply enjoy it for the experience. Valtat is making his American debut in a big way...with his remarkable enthusiasm and bravery, it's completely possible he'll conquer the world."
--Jessa Cris

"Combining Arctic adventure with Victorian fantasy, this page-turner is as sparkling and colorful as the northern lights."
"--The San Francisco Chronicle"
"
"Aurorarama" is a magnificent achievement, balancing serious intent with arch humour. It's also beautifully stylish, replete with inventive steampunk iconography and fantastical characters in a stunning polar setting."
--Eric Brown, "The Guardian"
""Aurorarama" mesmerizes..."
--Erik Morse, "Bookforum
"Aurorarama" is perhaps what Jules Verne would write if woken from the dead and offered a dose of mushrooms."
--"The National
"
"["Aurorarama"] entrances and delights. You could spend years picking apart the sly references and the particular myths, poems, novels and songs that inspired Valtat, or you can simply enjoy it for the experience. Valtat is making his American debut in a big way...with his remarkable enthusiasm and bravery, it's completely possible he'll conquer the world."
--Jessa>

" ... the novel glides on silver skates from the surreal to the absurd to the languorously decadent ... Irresistible." --Laura Miller, "Salon"
"Combining Arctic adventure with Victorian fantasy, this page-turner is as sparkling and colorful as the northern lights."" --The San Francisco Chronicle"
"
"Aurorarama" is a magnificent achievement, balancing serious intent with arch humour. It's also beautifully stylish, replete with inventive steampunk iconography and fantastical characters in a stunning polar setting." --Eric Brown, "The Guardian"
""Aurorarama" mesmerizes..." --Erik Morse, "Bookforum
"Aurorarama" is perhaps what Jules Verne would write if woken from the dead and offered a dose of mushrooms." --"The National
"
"["Aurorarama"] entrances and delights. You could spend years picking apart the sly references and the particular myths, poems, novels and songs that inspired Valtat, or you can simply enjoy it for the experience. Valtat is making his American debut in a big way...with his remarkable enthusiasm and bravery, it's completely possible he'll conquer the world." --Jessa Crispin, "NPR"'s "Books We Like"
"Marvelous, perfect, and perfectly marvelous!... ["Aurorarama"] promises to attract discerning and sophisticated readers galore, those fans of the fantastical who are tired of second-hand visions and stale conceits....Valtat's novel is Little Nemo in Slumberland as retold by a trio of Jeff Noon, Steve Aylett and William Burroughs. I can hardly wait for its sequels." --Paul Di Filippo, "The Barnes and Noble Review
"
"The prose is gorgeous, undeniably so..."" --"The San Francisco Book Review"
""A terrific storyteller, Valtat mixes humor and poetry, romance and politics into a surprisingly thoughtful page-turner about social revolution." --Matthew Jakubowski, "Paste Magazine"
"Mr. Valtat may have written the most noteworthy contribution to steampunk in almost two decades...." Aurorarama" rejuvenates an entire subgenre, adding creativity and accuracy (historical and, more importantly, tonal) to a field that risks being defined solely by corsets and airships. Beyond its importance in legitimizing steampunk, "Aurorarama" is a sparkling read - breathing, human characters wandering amok in one of the most captivating cities in fiction." --"Pornokitsch"
""Aurorarama" is at turns smart, funny ... thought-provoking, dark and bizarre" --"Geek Speak Magazine"
Praise for Jean-Christophe Valtat
"[Valtat] has a magical sense of shape, and a gift for lyrical prose that are rare in modern writing." --"La Croix
"
"Jean-Christophe Valtat is a writer of beautiful energy."" --Le Monde"
"A totally satisfying literary experience, and I don't want you to miss it." "--Kate G., bookseller at The Strand"

About the Author

Jean-Christophe Valtat was educated at the ecole Normale Superieure and the Sorbonne. He is the author of three acclaimed books of literary fiction: "Album," a collection of short stories, and the novels "Exes" and "O3," the last of which was recently translated into English and published in the United States by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. "Aurorarama" is his first book written in English. Valtat also wrote and co-directed the movie "Augustine." He lives in Paris.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5239 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Melville House (31 Aug. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0040SY392
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #619,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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