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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553385860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553385861
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Fantastic…I was in seventh heaven.” —Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth

“Carr[ies] the reader on a mind-twisting odyssey…sweeping, highly original and absorbing.” —Dallas Morning News

“Studded with treats…beautifully written.”—Entertainment Weekly

“As flat-out fun, engaging and funny as any tale of mystery and imagination I can recall.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A remarkable achievement of imagination and stellar writing.” —Tampa Tribune

“An erotically charged, rip-roaring adventure for adults with scarcely a dull moment to be had, which defies its great length to keep the reader on the edge of his seat.” —Daily Mail

About the Author

Gordon Dahlquist is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he worked for several years writing and directing plays. Since 1988 he has lived in New York. He has been a member of New Dramatists, is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, and a founding member of the CiNE. His works include Messalina (Evidence Room, Los Angeles: SPF, New York), text for Babylon Is Everywhere: A Court Masque (CiNE, Schaeberle Theatre; Theatre Magazine), Delirium Palace (Evidence Room, Los Angeles; published in Breaking Ground), The Secret Machine (Twilight Theatre Company at Solo Rep), Vortex du Plaisir (Ice Factory ’99 Festival at the Ohio Theatre, WKCR’S Manhattan Theatre of the Air), Island of Dogs (4th Street Theatre), Severity’s Mistress (Soho Rep Theatre, New York University; winner of Primary stages’ Bug &Bub award), Mission Byzantium! (American Globe Theatre, NYTW’s Just Add Water Festival), and Reitcence (Horace Mann Theatre).

He has written and directed several experimental films, that have been selected for the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Northwest Film and Video Film Festival. He is a graduate of Reed College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He has received two Garland Playwriting Awards for Messalina and Delirium Palace.

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is his first novel.

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Customer Reviews

For dialogue, I give the novel 9/10.
Melinda
The worst thing about the books, however, is that they don't appear to end, and the adventure is not enjoyable enough to go an ad infinitum.
Joanne E. Wilson
More wonderful writing with lots of plots and subplots, a number of characters, and a wild ending.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Michael Pollak on February 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
I loved the 800 page book with this title, and when I heard there was a volume 2, I was eager to read more. But unfortunately "Vol 2" is merely the 2nd half of the book I already read. It seems they've retro-actively cut that book into 2 halves and called them volumes 1 and 2, with the first volume ending with a cliff hanger (or more precisely dirigible hanger) rather than being sufficient in itself.

If you've never read the books, I highly recommend them. In their own weird way, vols. 1 and 2 combine to be one of the most absorbing books I've ever read, a complete escape. But if you read the 800 page original when it came out a couple of years ago, stay away from this and wait for vol 3, which hopefully actually will be something new.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joanne E. Wilson on April 25, 2009
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This sci-fi adventure takes place in Victorian England. Volume 2 is a continuation of Volume 1 (no kidding?), which ended in an unsatisfying way. I read Volume 2 in hopes of closure, but that did not happen, nor did it occur with the third installment, The Dark Volume. The "story" goes on, and if there is a last volume planned, they are keeping it secret. The writing here is wonderful -- this man can turn a phrase. I continually wished I could put my thoughts into words half as well. The characterizations, especially of the three central characters, are quite compelling. The sci-fi concept is also interesting. But the story is convoluted (I speak of all three books) and seems to consist of one escape from sure death after another, all of them painful and bloody. Rather than stress/pain/danger alternating with (at least short) periods of relief/satisfaction/gratification, there is nearly continual stress. The worst thing about the books, however, is that they don't appear to end, and the adventure is not enjoyable enough to go an ad infinitum.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melinda on October 3, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This book starts exactly where Volume 1 of The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters left off. As we left our heroes, they had parted ways as they continued to try to frustrate the efforts of the Cabal for world domination. Celeste Temple, the heiress from the West Indies, had headed for the St. Royale Hotel, to find the Contessa Di Lacquer-Sforza, who tried to have her killed at Harschmort House, just the other night. Taking a pistol with her, she plans to put things to right, but doesn't tell Chang or Sven, our other two heroes, where she is going. They try to anticipate her thinking; Chang goes to the Institute where they make the Blue Glass Books, and Dr. Svenson goes to Tarr Manor, where they dig the Indigo clay necessary for The Process that transforms people into the Minions for the Cabal.

THE PLOT: As we join our heroes, things have not gone well for them in their endeavors. Celeste is a prisoner of the Comte and Contessa - thinking her exceptional, the Comte has decided she must go through The Process and become a Minion. They board a train to Harschmort House were The Process will turn her into a Minion, except she would rather die first, so escape is her only option. Chang, after battling enemies at the Institute, and finding a friend, had ground glass blown into his lungs by the Contessa when he found the trail of Celeste. He followed to the train and is outside hooked on to the Coal Car. He must save Celeste before he dies of the glass in his lungs as he knows that he will die soon. He has little time to complete his mission, but he just can't leave her to these people, so off he goes to Harschmort House to enable her escape as well as the escape of Angelique, the woman he loves. We left Dr.
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By Rheeah on January 8, 2014
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Not what I expected. I had purchased two other books to make a set, but I was not able to get caught in the book as it was weird.
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