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This is an anthropology told in jump cuts; humane science fiction; Orwellian with a hint of Gurdjieff in the finish. McDonald is one of the finest writers of this generation.Published 1 month ago by Moose
It took me a while to slog through this book. McDonald is intent on invoking the atmosphere of an Istanbul that is at once ancient and modern, and for the most part he succeeds but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew Reid
In many ways this was the least science-fiction sci-fi novel I've ever read - and that made it even better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Harlow
Totally loved it. First thing I've read in a while that had me completely engrossed. Have spent time in Istanbul and McDonal really nails it in terms of the culture and ambience... Read morePublished 3 months ago by kyra saulnier
Recommended by a friend, and now I am pushing onto my people.
Riveting, prescient, and beautiful. This book is a dense and glorious portrait of past, present and future Istanbul. It's wonderful.Published 14 months ago by Jeffery Juliard
McDonald weaves a wonderful tale where the location and the plot are intimately joined. With rich characterization and several compelling story arcs that are all intertwined like... Read morePublished 21 months ago by scopes
Read this and you'll likely want to search out his other titles, I did.
He is very knowledgeable of his background settings and conveys the fundamental nature of the place... Read more