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Affirmation (S.F. Masterworks) (original 1981; edition 2011)

by Christopher Priest

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Member:OpheliaAutumn
Title:Affirmation (S.F. Masterworks)
Authors:Christopher Priest
Info:Gollancz (2011), Paperback, 256 pages
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Just put down the book. A heavy caliber mind fuck. Hard to describe due to the weird nature of the story world, but I think a quote from the book would do it

"The islands defied interpretation, they could only be experienced."

Well, I'd write a detailed review later, but all I'm going to say is, wow. A powerful achievement.

Recommended for everyone who loves a good story. This is NOT sci-fi. ( )
  HellCold | Apr 25, 2013 |
I threw this book on the floor in anger when I got tp the end. It played me for a fool!
But still, I enjoyed it. Even though Priest was messing with my head. ( )
  luke.taylor | Mar 16, 2007 |
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Ô sages installés dans le saint feu de Dieu
Comme dans les points d'or d'un mur de mosaïque,
Descendez du saint feu, aigles majestueux.
Et soyez de mon âme les maîtres de musique.
Faites flamber mon cœur ; plein d'un désir furieux
Et lié à une bête en sa mort fatidique.
Il ne sait ce qu'il est ; et puis accueillez-moi
En votre éternité, artifice des rois.

Hors de ma condition, je n'emprunterai pas
Ma forme matérielle au règne naturel
Mais chez l'orfèvre grec j'irai chercher l'état
D'un de ces joyaux d'or comme l'art en cisèle
Pour tenir éveillé un empereur trop las,
Ou qui viennent orner un rameau d'étincelles
Pour chanter aux seigneurs et dames de Byzance
Passé, présent ou bien futur de l'existence.


W. B. Yeats
Voile vers Byzance
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to M.L. and L.M.
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This much I know for sure: My name is Peter Sinclair, Iam English and I am, or I was, twenty-nine years old.
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