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Voice Of The Moon Paperback – June, 1990

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail (June 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852421649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852421649
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,034,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Savini is exploring the countryside to gather information about a strange phenomenon: people have been finding messages in bottles at the bottoms of wells and hearing voices coming up from these wells. What follows is a belabored account of Savini's discovery that people are really actors and their houses made of cardboard, that they will come out, put on a show and then laugh about what a fool they have made of the audience. Savini meets up with a prefect, and together they set out to expose these actors as well as the hidden creatures they believe are residing at the brink of reality, latching on to human thoughts and bodies. As the novel unfolds in a surreal succession of episodes, we encounter a man who has intimate relationships with his kitchen appliances and a woman who is able to transform herself into a cockerel as part of a mating ritual. Although the Italian author's writing is amusing, the action is repetitious and the appeal of the characters is severely limited by their unrelenting paranoia about the bizarre and ultimately meaningless happenings around them. This novel was recently made into a movie by Federico Fellini.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Nagle on October 14, 2005
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The most famous thing about this book is that Fellini adapted the story to make a movie. It's frivolous, imaginative, picaresque and just fun reading. The closest thing I can compare it to is Flann Obrien's At Swim Two Birds or Third Policeman.

I reviewed it for Dalkey Archive's Review of Contemporary Fiction in the early 1990s. Maybe I should dig that review up. Highbrow fellow that I am, I believe I gave it light criticism for not being highbrow or modernist enough. It hearkens back to Don Quixote or even Chaucer.

The style and writing doesn't do great things. Some of the gags don't work that well, but the book certainly delivers on entertainment and silliness. I bought a used copy of the book this year, and frankly, I can't wait to reread it and remember all the funny flighty stuff I enjoyed so much the first time I read it.
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