Tag Archives: John Crowley

John Crowley – Engine Summer (1979) Review

9.5/10 I hardly know how to start with this review. It’s such a complex little novel, like a multifaceted crystal, and when you peer into it and turn it in your fingers, the internal structure only gets harder to make out. … Continue reading

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John Crowley – Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017) Review

9/10 John Crowley writes books in ways that defy market sense and would never be accepted in writing classes. You want human characters, easy to understand? You want a story that starts in medias res and can be sold as … Continue reading

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John Crowley – Aegypt: The Solitudes (1987)

8/10, 426 p. Aegypt seems not so much a novel but more like an intellectual investigation. Like Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco or the stories by Jose Luis Borges, Crowley spends many pages on exploring intellectual ideas about forgotten history. … Continue reading

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