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|Title page||A Panorama of New Venice||"He drew a curtain aside..."||"...the disused Pneumatic subway line"|
The prose possesses a lyrical beauty and elegance uncommon in contemporary fiction.
The author's pseudo-literary style just ended up sounding stilted and pretentious, and the meandering plot was impossible to follow.
You'll go back a few chapters thinking you've missed something important, but, no, you didn't miss anything at all.
I picked this up on the strength of its setting -- a retrofuturistic canal-chopped Arctic city called "New Venice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. Ross
There is nothing more disappointing than a book that fails to live up to its hype. Unfortunately, Aurorarama falls squarely into this category. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nolite 17
What a mad journey. Morals, mad characters, la belle epoque set in a fictions world, magic, rebels, indigenous people, set in a cold, cold world of snow and ice!Published 13 months ago by V
Absorbing the words contained in this book was a way I chose to pass some time. Before giving up, realizing I could go no further. Seriously, what made me buy this?Published 14 months ago by Liz Lemon
Perhaps it is not my type of book,I find it hard to rate it at all. The three stars are for the author who has done a great work in producing it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by jim,harrison
I've given Aurorarama four stars as a reward for the sophistication and polish with which Valtat accomplishes what he sets out to do: produce a complex, linguistically... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joshua Villines
I really wanted to like this book. There is so much potential here!! However, I couldn't get past the feeling that I was reading a second or third book in a series where you're... Read morePublished 22 months ago by the4and5
New Venice, the utopian city high in Arctic Canada, is protected from sub-zero temperatures by some kind of technological wizardry. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Angelya
This is an entertaining version of many influences. It's W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz for a popular audience. It's a bit of machinery for the steampunk crowd. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by SillyMoose