12
Apr
09

tim’s sunday quickie: quasi-fantasy

I’m a great fan of Edward Whittemore’s Quin’s Shanghai Circus, which is sort of an espionage novel, sort of a series of character studies, and sort of a fantasy (at least, very unlikely and magical-seeming things happen). While not as famous as Whittemore’s Jerusalem Quartet (and perhaps a bit less controlled, which makes sense, as it was a first novel), it’s nevertheless a deeply strange and funny and weird reading experience. As far as I know it’s out of print now (Old Earth Books did a nice reissue of all five Whittemore books a few years ago), but you can find copies for pretty cheap.

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1 Response to “tim’s sunday quickie: quasi-fantasy”


  1. 1 mentatjack
    April 14, 2009 at 1:48 am

    I picked up one of the Jerusalem Quartet and read a good deal of it before I realized it wasn’t the first one … Definitely need to return to that series and find the one you mention here.


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