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Portis is on a roll thanks to Overlook's rejuvenation of several of his older titles in recent months. This 1985 book "concerns the establishment of the order of the Gnomons, a secret society purporting to teach the hidden knowledge of Atlantis." Though LJ's reviewer found the book a tad over the top, he commented that "those who enjoy deadpan comedy should get a good laugh here" (LJ 10/15/85).
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'As much as I love Charles Portis' other books, I believe Masters of Atlantis takes off even higher into the comic empyrean.' Roy Blount Jr. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I bought this book early this year based on a review that I can't find now. As I read I kept thinking "This book is old fashioned" and then I looked and I see that indeed... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Anonymouse
I read and reviewed Portis' "Dog of the South" which I regard as a genuine American masterpiece. Read morePublished 3 months ago by old fuji
A great reading experience. You have to come into this book with an ironic perspective about people who become fanatical about some abstract concept that most of us cannot... Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. M. Shackleford
Chrales Portis writes funny stuff. He is hip without being vulgar. MASTERS OF ATLANTIS isn't quite as engaging as TRUE GRIT or DOG OF THE SOUTH but well worth reading from an... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Bolton
Wild read, one of the most unique and oddball books I've ever read. Portis is a genius, and his characters are all 200% original. Read morePublished 13 months ago by T. A. Long
If you can manage to avoid any kind of spoilers for this book, when you actually get a chance to read it you will find yourself constantly wondering where exactly is this story... Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. Rudge
I bought this because I *really* liked his book True Grit. Although very good, it wasn't as good as True Grit.Published 16 months ago by R. Larson
Probably deserves 3 1/2 stars just because Portis is undeniable a great writer. I just didn't happen to to take to this particular work. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Margaret Della Rocca
I discovered Charles Portis when I read True Grit. I took a chance on this novel and become a convert. Read morePublished 23 months ago by S. Reyna