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I expected more. I have enjoyed some os his other novels, but this one was slow and boring.
It's short vignettes that I can only assume must eventually resolve into a story. Read more
Great book. There are short and ambivalent bits mixed throughout a constant weave of somewhat related characters and places, all well written and interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joshua S. Barnett
Incredibly complex and beautiful and scary and amazing. Every description of the islands forming the Dream Archipelago falls into place like a complicated puzzle, sometimes memory,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andreea Pausan
The pact we make as readers of fiction is willful suspension of disbelief. In The Islanders, Christopher Priest has come up with new ways to make even that literary pact suspect. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Genevieve DeGuzman
An excellent, albeit colder and detached in tone, companion to the mind blowing The Dream Archipelago. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tudor Ciocarlie
Overwritten, unreadable, pretentious tripe from a genuinely unpleasant writer. I implore you to give up thoughts of buying this rubbish. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Arthur Davies
Jan Morris tapped into the faux travel-guide vein first. (Have you been to Hav?) This maps different territory. 'Maybe it's different on Seevl. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
"The Islanders" is a remarkable realistic speculative fiction tale about a murder, artistic rivalry and literary deception written by one of the finest writers writing now in any... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Kwok