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  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press; 1st Softcover Ed edition (1 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930846533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930846531
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 661,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Immerses you in a richly-imagined and complex world... highly recommended. -- Enigma, September 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jeffrey Ford is a professor of writing and early American literature at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and the author of MEMORANDA, THE BEYOND and of THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. CHARBUQUE (also published by Macmillan). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By A Customer on 25 Dec. 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What I enjoyed most about this book is its originality. I primarily read fantasy and science fiction, and after reading so many books that follow the usual cliches of the genres, it is refreshing to read a book which contains unconventional and original characters, setting, and plot. The main character begins as a most unlikeable fellow; pompus, unfeeling, and rude. I found his enlightenment and subsequent emergence as a real human being the most interesting aspect of this book. The rest of the story, also, is refreshing, interesting, and insightful. Highly recommended.
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Intriguing ideas, and plot that pulls you into the reading. However, this book is not for anybody - you will have to accept whole lot about dark side of society while reading it.
In the book, you will see a development of the character of a "not such a nice person" Cley, but - it's up to you to find out everything about him. He'll have romantic encounters, too...
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By A Customer on 29 Jan. 1999
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The morals of this book are that Beauty Is Only Skin Deep and People Should Forgive Each Others' Failings--simplistic enough to be potentially sickening. The imagery of the Fruit of Eternal Life/Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Earthly Paradise likewise could be overly familiar. Nonetheless this book is a masterpiece, largely due to a hallucinogenic atmosphere, strange settings, and a sardonic sense of humor. Frankly, I preferred Cley while he was still wicked and the Well-Built City to the Earthly Paradise.
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By A Customer on 7 Feb. 1999
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One of the most unique books I've read in years, it defies any specific genre. Ford is a masterful writer, creating some scenes that evoke such a sense of adventure that I found myself peeking around my room half-expecting to see the more frightful scenes of the book coming to life. A must-read.
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Excellent original fantasy, beautifully grotesque. I couldn't put it down, and I'll certainly be picking up his other books sometime soon. Buy it. Read it.
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