☆ Engine Summer PDF / Epub ✩ Author John Crowley – Pocket-bikes.us

Engine Summer In The Drowsy Tranquility Of Little Belaire, The Truthful Speakers Lead Lives Of Peaceful Self Sufficiency Ignoring The Depopulated Wilderness Beyond Their Narrow Borders It Is A Society Untouched By Pain Or Violence And The Self Destroying Angels Of The Past Are Barely Remembered But When Rush That Speaks Leaves His Home On A Pilgrimage Of Self Enlightenment, He Finds A Landscape Haunted By Myths And Memories The Overgrown Ruins Reflect A World Outside That Is Stranger Than His People Ever Dreamed.

☆ Engine Summer  PDF / Epub ✩ Author John Crowley – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Paperback
  • 238 pages
  • Engine Summer
  • John Crowley
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 057508281X

    10 thoughts on “☆ Engine Summer PDF / Epub ✩ Author John Crowley – Pocket-bikes.us


  1. says:

    A highly unusual book, especially in the genre It s easy to tell you some of the things this book wasn t for me It wasn t exciting or compelling It wasn t emotionally engaging.So what was it that dragged four stars from my tightly clutched fist Much of the book reads like a minute dissection of an LSD trip minus the visuals And that s not immediately a recommendation eitherWhat made Engine Summer for me was the gentle literary beauty of the thing That combined with the imagination a A highly unusual book, especially in the genre It s easy to tell you some of the things this book wasn t for me It wasn t exciting or compelling It wasn t emotionally engaging.So what was it that drag...


  2. says:

    Fey, muted, beautiful The story of Rush that speaks is a bildungsroman that will haunt you long after you have read the last page The story follows the charming and inquisitive Rush as he grows up in his enclave of True Speakers , one of the few groups of humanity left after an apocalypse has destroyed most of civilization It then follows him as he ventures out into the world to see what strangeness it may offer and in the hopes o...


  3. says:

    There are some books that are bigger on the inside than on the outside They may be small, but are so densely layered that they feel like they re opening onto infinite space, and when you finish reading you re dazed, like you ve woken up from a vivid dream to find your waking life transformed Engine Summer is such a book, a deceptively slim novella set in a far future world, which is at once a picaresque tale of love and adventure, and a dreamily gorgeous story about the nature of time, identit There are some books that are bigger on the inside than on the outside They may be small, but are so densely layered that they feel like they re opening onto infinite space, and when you finish reading you re dazed, like you ve woken up from a vivid dream to find your waking life transformed Engine Summer is s...


  4. says:

    My usual word associations for science fiction, especially regarding prose, are dry, factual, impersonal, straightforward John Crowley turns these assumptions of mine on their head, offering a text that excells in the whimsical, lyrical, mysterious, introspective I find the choice of style appropriate, as the novel deals with a post apocalyptic Earth a popular setting, usually dealing with the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic events leading to the death of civilization as we know it My usual word associations for science fiction, especially regard...


  5. says:

    A book that is as elusive and ethereal as a dream, it left me with a sense of something profound and beautiful and sad, painted in greys and blues Engine Summer says a whole heap about how a culture is built on the stories it tells itself, where myths come from and how they tell us who we are It is post apocalyptic, but also kind of hippie utopian, told in a rich, mapley voice the writing actually reminded me...


  6. says:

    Sometimes stories are hard work but are rewarding in the end when it all comes together and makes it worth while This book is certainly a lot of hard work but I m not sure the reward at the end is quite enough to make it all worth while.When I say that it was a lot of hard work, there were times when the reading was pleasant and engaging but there was far too much couched in impenetrable phraseology, whole chapters that seemed all about imagery and metaphor The narrative was for large parts of Sometimes stories are hard work but are rewarding in the end when it all comes together and makes it worth while This book is certainly a lot of hard work but I m not sure the reward at the end is quite enough to make it all worth while.When I say that it was a lot of hard work, there were times when the reading was pleasant and engaging but there was far too much couched in impenetrable phraseology, whole chapters that seemed all about imagery and metaphor The narrative was for large parts of the book barely able to anchor the story and ...


  7. says:

    Of course it s lovely to find that something held up as amazing, like say Infinite Jest or Catch 22, is actually amazing, but there s something extra wonderful about finding a book quite randomly, that it seems nobody ever heard of, that is in that same bracket I did that with The Red Tent through a recommendation from a friend , and now I ve done it with this book, which I picked up for 2.99 quite randomly at a little bookshop local to my wife s workplace.This is proper old 70s scifi, and am Of course it s lovely to find that something held up as amazing, like say Infinite Jest or Catch 22, is actually amazing, but there s something extra wonderful about finding a book quite randomly, that it seems nobody ever heard of, that is in that same bracket I did that with The Red Tent through a recommendation from a friend , and now I ve done it with this book, which I picked up for 2.99 quite randomly at a little bookshop local to my wife s workplace.This is proper old 70s scifi, and among veterans of that scene I m given to understand that it s a cult classic But I had no idea what to expect, and I was blown away I ve never seen an imagined world in this case, a far future Earth detailed and thought out so well, and explained so beautifully It feels fully realised, not created just for ...


  8. says:

    In which industrial civilization collapsed some unspecified number of centuries ago in an even known as the Storm, leaving a variety of different societies that seem to revolve around communion with nature with the notable exception of the avvengers who scrounge about in modernity s leftovers and non violence and communalism The parts of the story that focused on this were riveting The question of how our descendents would look back at our lifestyle after some sort of epic catastrophe is In which industrial civilization collapsed some unspecified number of centuries ago in an even known as the Storm, leaving a variety of different societies that seem to revolve around communion with nature with the notable exception of the avvengers who scrounge about in modernity s leftovers and non violence and communalism The parts of the story that focused on this were riveting The question...


  9. says:

    I accidentally read this book while I was trying to find a book I had read as a Jr High student I put out a few aspects of the story I remembered and some suggested this could be it It wasn t, but it was still pretty good.It is a post apocalyptic coming of age tale Crowley s style is fairly distinct, and once you get used to it, the pages just fly by There are spacklings of advanced technology, but in this piece it does not take center stage, it is just a prop I don t know exactly how a w I accidentally read this book while I was trying to find a book I had read as a Jr High student I put out a few aspects of the story I remembered and some suggested this could be it It wasn t, but it was still pretty good.It is a post apocalyptic com...


  10. says:

    If I had to choose one book to convince a skeptical English professor of the power of speculative fiction, this would be it John Crowley has spectacular talent, no question, but in too much of his work i.e Aegypt it s wasted on aimless new age musings while the story goes slowly nowhere Not so here Engine Summer is stuffed with ideas and themes enough to fuel a book five times as long, but they are all in service to the protagonist s story and what it says about human nature and human need If I...

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