on 20 September 2013
Fascinating page turner - the way all the individual stories gradually link together was very clever. Spookily, for a fantasy, you couldn't help thinking it just MIGHT be real, just MIGHT happen. Gave me the shivers!
on 1 June 2005
This is essentially a collection of linked short stroies, through which Lovegrove manages to sustain the intense 'hit' of the true short story for an entire novel. It's a story of a world gone wrong, a microcosm; in particular, a world in isolation from the Universe, gradually running down under the strange weight of entropy. Is it allegorical, or just scary? Who knows. Darkly compelling, certainly.
on 16 November 2005
I can't say I enjoyed these stories as they led me into various emotions and also into waking intermittently, scared of creatures I had only read about. It's been about 25 years since a story made that happen! The book is beautifully and powerfully written, well worth a read if you are not the timid type!