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City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris

by Jeff VanderMeer

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  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |

City narratives are always great (China Miéville being the most recent specialist; I finished reading this book in Vienna, home of The Drawing of the Dark and The Third Man) but VanderMeer plays all kinds of fascinating mind games with the reader here - the fact that Ambergris boasts a bookshop called Borges is clue enough. ( )
  nwhyte | Jan 26, 2008 |
A set of novellas set in an iconic, somewhat unreal city (weird fiction seems to have strong urban tendencies). The novellas hold together so well that it's hard to believe they were ever published separately. Has a truly outstanding fictional history stuck in the middle. There's supposedly a new edition with even more content, but I haven't the money to buy a book I already own. ( )
  selfnoise | Sep 14, 2005 |
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