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"Reading such a world means stepping inside it, letting it infect you, bruise, scrape, poison and obsess you." -- Jonathan Bolton, CONTEXT
The author depicts a bizarre, detailed, dream-like city that can be entered through simple doors, alleys or library corridors.
A book about frontiers, monsters, and the act of reading, The Other City is stunning in both the depth of its ideas and the beauty and quality of its writing.
It is random and it is absurd, but unlike the aforementioned, it is not used for humor, nor is it strange for the sake of strangeness.
The Other City is "a guidebook to this invisble 'other Prague', overlapping the workaday world: a place where libraries can turn into jungles, secret passages yawn beneath our... Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by Black Plum