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'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 1 month 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 months ago by Jonathan
When I pay a penny shy of $11.00 for a Kindle book, AMAZON, I expect it to have been proofed by a human. I'm 9% in, and the count so far is 84 split words. Ridi culous! Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Morris
This is a book to be used as a reference and guidebook to Ambergris, the world's next great family festival vacation destination.Published 13 months ago by MONSTER
I ordered this book purely on the basis of reviews. I'd never heard of Jeff VanderMeer, but the book sounded quirky, unconventional, and interesting. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Evil Overlord
What many readers should understand, but unfortunately don't, is that so many different types of writers exist. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer