E–book [Gears of the City]


  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • Gears of the City
  • Felix Gilman
  • English
  • 02 October 2020
  • 9780553806779

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review à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Felix Gilman Gears of the City Download ò 105 Felix Gilman Ø 5 Download Arjun is just another ghost lost in the shadows of the Mountain To some the Mountain is a myth to others a weapon Above all it is a dark palace leaving its seekers to wander the city below For no matter how far one walks the Mountain never draws closer and time itself becomes another trap Rescued by two sisters from the mindless Know Nothings who erode what’s left of the city Arjun volunteers to retrieve their long lost third sister from a ghost like himself Brace Bel another man out of time It will reuire a perilous trek through ruins to a decadent mansion Gears of the City is a wonderful book and a great follow up to the previous Thunderer While evidently this book can be read as a stand alone it makes much sense after being exposed to the complex character that is the city itself as introduced in Thunderer I ve heard Gilman compared to Mieville While I recognize the skill and vision behind Mieville s Perdido Street station and The Scar there is something effortlessly beautiful and lyrical about Gilman s writing that adds real literary depth to the style of the so called New Weird writers Though I haven t read Mieville s recent works which have garnered no small amount of praise I would heartily recommend Gilman s writing as an introduction to this sub genre that defies genre Gilman s two books work on so many levels as social criticism as character study as mystery as dystopian fantasy and as an unfolding adventure Put simply Gilman draws you in with his clever and lucid writing He never forces you to digest byzantine metaphors wrapped in steampunk tropes And he isn t derivative though I feared at first in Thunderer that he might be His imagery and storytelling seem to integrate previous ideas while still feeling fresh And that s a good sign for this genre of writing Deathgame Hardy Boys Casefiles #7 you in with his clever and lucid writing He never forces Informal Works Talks and Teachings you to digest byzantine metaphors wrapped in steampunk tropes And he isn t derivative though I feared at first in Thunderer that he might be His imagery and storytelling seem to integrate previous ideas while still feeling fresh And that s a good sign for this genre of writing

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Gears of the City

review à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Felix Gilman Gears of the City Download ò 105 Felix Gilman Ø 5 Download One surrounded by traps and devices that could not possibly exist yet And what awaits Arjun inside is something he could not possibly have imaginedAs he struggles to recover the lost girl and piece the fragments of his life back together Arjun knows he must finally return to the beast to hear the rest of its prophecy But each step is treacherous than the last and the beast who knows his fate may pose the most deadly trial yetA spellbinding novel of imagination and intrigue Gears of the City will propel you into an adventure like no other in a world like no othe This sprawling novel is a mess full of dark magic horror and bits of beauty It has a plot that is rather vague and hazy The structure shifts and changes like the city it describes At its best Gears Of The City mixes the high gothic style of Mervyn Peake with the fever dream surrealism of Lautremont s Maldoror There are times when Gilman s invention overpowers his storytelling skill and some of the characterization is weak But the overheated imagistic prose keeps the dark marvels coming

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review à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Felix Gilman Gears of the City Download ò 105 Felix Gilman Ø 5 Download In this stunning follow up to his acclaimed debut Thunderer Felix Gilman’s brave hero returns from one thrilling and dangerous uest only to confront another In a magical landscape where time is meaningless reality precarious and countless selves work toward countless possible futures one man must seek a city’s truth and rediscover his own Imprisoned with a prophetic half human half beast the lost man learns his name Arjun Slowly the terrible memories emerge and at last he remembers where and when he has been In the last days of the once great city of Ararat Gears of City was a novel I had very high expectations about and not only delivered but surpassed themWithout too many spoilers the book moves into clear New Weird territory as well as reminding me a bit of Gene Wolfe s Long Sun setting with a decaying and alternating between bleak and wondrous landscapeArjun is still looking for his music God but now he is unstuck from normal time in Ararat being able to navigate the Metacontext that threads the history of Ararat at least of some places and times within the City while he takes breaks in a Hotel that is a favorite place of other people that broke throughThe ultimate goal of these people that are unstuck from time is the conuest of the Mountain but unprepared attempts are not advisable since you can find yourself a ghost a memoryless person in a decaying parttime of the City and this is exactly how Gears of the City startsArjun is lucky though and he is taken in by the Low sisters Ruth the dreamer and Martha the practical and narrowly avoiding the Know Nothings that summarily execute such ghosts since most come with tales of war and destruction Then he agrees to try and find the third sister Ivy the smart and brilliant with machines like their disappeared and presumed dead father Ivy was kidnappedwent willingly with the one powerful ghost washed up in that decaying timeplace that even the Know Nothings and Power to Be grudgingly avoid known as Brace Bel and being a sort of mellower Sade like man looking for transcendence in pleasure and painThere is a lot of sense of wonder in this novel and the pages turned on by themselves I need to reread it at least once to fully savor it and it definitely stakes a claim at a top 09 novel for meThunderer somehow staked a claim on the boundary of the New Weird and traditional epic but this one goes in deep New Weird territory Excellent novel


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    E–book [Gears of the City] review à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Felix Gilman Felix Gilman Ø 5 Download This sprawling novel is a mess full of dark magic horror and bits of beauty It has a plot that is rather vague and hazy The structure shifts and changes like the city it describes At its best Gears Of The City mixes the high gothic style of Mervyn Peake with the fever dream surrealism of Lautremont's Maldoror There are tim

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