The Smoke

by Simon Ings | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 057512024X Global Overview for this book
Registered by anathema-device of Graz, Steiermark Austria on 12/13/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by anathema-device from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Birthday present from Sue and Shandy.

Journal Entry 2 by anathema-device at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Sunday, February 03, 2019
That was... definitely different. Ings' style is enjoyable to read, and/but his books are always devastating to some degree (and, Z and I agree, so far have never really been books that we feel like re-reading). My favourite things in this one were the best shift in narrative perspective I've ever come across (right as you turn from page 63 to page 64) and a long passage that reminded me of M. John Harrison's alien event site in the Empty Space trilogy (p. 145/146). I also really liked the final juxtaposition/metamorphosis.

ETA: In addition to the final page/paragraph, which I liked so much, this book also contains the ultimate sublime moment of confrontation and - without posting spoilers - salvation. I'm in awe.

Keeping this in my **** Permanent Collection ****, and also for Z to read next.

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