Saturday, May 06, 2006

2 Very Nice Reviews...

...which I can't resist sharing:

"Genre fans who enjoy spirituality-powered novels that delve into religious and mythic belief systems (Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt, Hal Duncan's Vellum, et al.) should prepare to be blown away: Sean Williams's The Crooked Letter -- winner of Australia's Aurealis and Ditmar Awards for Best Fantasy Novel -- is finally available in the States! .... The first installment of a projected four-volume saga entitled Books of the Cataclysm, The Crooked Letter is equal parts arcane fantasy, postapocalyptic thriller, and Lovecraftian horror. Ever wonder what happens to people after they die? Williams's exploration into the various realms of the afterlife is as engaging as it is disturbing -- a page-turner of the highest order." - Paul Goat Allen, Barnes and Noble Review

“Then every so often there comes along a novel, William Gibson’s Neuromancer, say, or China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, or Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon, that seems to do it all. Extrapolation, a sense of wonder that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go, lush carpets of setting, a profusion of ideas, complex representations of characters, soundings of society at every level, all the resources of language. River of Gods is such a novel…River of Gods clamors and roars and rings and resounds…” - James Sallis, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 2006

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