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"Rich, hilarious.... There's every chance in the world that John Barth is a genius." --Playboy--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
It disappoints me that this book has such a low review average on Amazon and Goodreads, but it does confirm Barth's occasional comment in this very book--that people don't read... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Catherine K.
This was supposed to be a new copy, but it didn't look new. I was disappointed by the magic marker mark on the bottom of the book, a slightly faded front and back, and a sticky... Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Ann Browning Masters
Have never left negative feedback before, but this book was so heavily marked, that I can't read it...Packaging was nice, though...Published on March 8, 2012 by Susan Frierson
I bought this book for twenty five cents at a yard sale, and it has put me off going to bookstores ever again. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Randal
Three novella thematically linked. "Dunyazadiad," the best, retells the framework for 1001 Arabian Nights. Read morePublished on March 28, 2010 by Bixology
I suppose this is a good book. It is a collection of three stories: 'Dunyazadiad'; 'Perseid'; Bellerophoniad'. It gets quite weird in the last story. Read morePublished on October 27, 2009 by David Brockert
John Barth is considered the high priest of post-modern literature, and he engages in all the tricks of the trade of this variety of literature in Chimera. Read morePublished on February 25, 2008 by Eric Maroney
I read this book for a High School project and enjoyed most of it. Considering that I have been a fan of ancient mythology for several years I can really appreciate the different... Read morePublished on September 8, 2003 by Island Rzrbk