All in all, this was fun to read and I'll be reading more of his books.
VanderMeer uses this "historical" approach to write a story that is maddeningly incomplete, yet which provides the foundation for much of the rest of the book.
VanderMeer's Ambergris is easily the most lavish and enticing fantastic world that I've yet to encounter.
I got bored with his trying to outdo himself every time with weird descriptions and gave up in the middle.Published 9 days ago by Ron d'BookGeek
Great book. very weird.
It is not one ongoing story but many tales of the same city. The sister book Finch was even better.
Having first encountered Jeff VanderMeer’s work in the splendidly odd ‘Annihilation’, it seemed that I may have found another favourite author. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Willy Eckerslike
Excellent writer, ingenious and somewhat odd, but talented.Published 4 months ago by Douglass F. Rohrman
I'm commenting on the Kindle edition specifically. I'd give the book itself an additional star I imagine if I'd bought the printed version, but I did not. Read morePublished 6 months ago by woodthrush
i remember years ago hearing about the new weird, and the city weird stories. i'd seen this book several times and just skipped over it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joshua Sowders
I picked up this book after seeing recommendations based on other authors I enjoy, such as China Mieville. Unfortunately I couldn't get into this one. Read morePublished 9 months ago by merriam
Amazon reviews are the worst, but just a heads up that the Kindle version of this book is unreadably bad.Published 10 months ago by Evan Doyle
The name of the sub-genre that seems to shadow Jeff Vandermeer’s work is “New Weird,” and while I can see how his 2002 novel City of Saints and Madmen could be seen as both “new”... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jonathan