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Hal Duncan

Autor(a) de Vellum

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Obras de Hal Duncan

Vellum (2005) 1,273 cópias, 46 resenhas
Ink: The Book of All Hours (2007) 505 cópias, 11 resenhas
Escape from Hell! (2008) 125 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Land of Somewhere Safe (2018) 18 cópias, 5 resenhas
Errata (2013) 9 cópias
Testament (2015) 8 cópias
The Boy Who Loved Death (2015) 6 cópias
Die! Vampire! Die! (2013) 6 cópias, 3 resenhas
Susurrus on Mars (2017) 4 cópias
The Behold Of The Eye 3 cópias, 2 resenhas
Fabbles: 1 (2013) 2 cópias
A Scruffian Primer (2017) 2 cópias
Judgement 2 cópias
Signum (2010) 2 cópias
A Scruffian Survival Guide (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Nowhere Town 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Jack Scallywag 1 exemplar(es)
Golden Lads All Must 1 exemplar(es)
The Prince Of End Times (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
The Fool 1 exemplar(es)
The Toymaker's Grief 1 exemplar(es)
The Angel of Gamblers 1 exemplar(es)
Scruffians Stamp 1 exemplar(es)
The Beast of Buskerville 1 exemplar(es)
Sonnets for Orpheus 1 exemplar(es)
The City of Rotted Names 1 exemplar(es)
The Chiaroscurist 1 exemplar(es)
Tinta/Ink (2009) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The New Weird (2008) — Contribuinte — 528 cópias, 13 resenhas
Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (2008) — Contribuinte — 218 cópias, 9 resenhas
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Solaris Book of New Fantasy (2007) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias, 6 resenhas
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 3 resenhas
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias, 1 resenha
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! (2012) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination (2007) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias, 1 resenha
Speculative Horizons (2010) — Autor, algumas edições31 cópias, 2 resenhas
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny (2013) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias, 1 resenha
Wilde Stories 2011: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias, 1 resenha
Wilde Stories 2009: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias, 1 resenha
Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Best of Electric Velocipede (2014) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 13 (2007) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Sybil's Garage No. 7 (2010) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Eidolon I (2006) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Everyone: Worlds Without Walls (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Myriad Carnival (2016) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
X Marks the Spot: Celebrating 10 Years of NewCon Press (2016) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Apex Magazine 52 (September 2013) (2013) — Autor — 4 cópias, 1 resenha
BSFA Awards 2018 (2019) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Duncan, Alistair
Data de nascimento
País (para mapa)
Locais de residência
Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Glasgow, Scotland, UK



This was me the entire time I was reading this:

I mean seriously, ask me anything about this book and I'll be like "I don't know".

Who was the main character? I don't know. What was the plot? I don't know. How did it end? I don't know. What is the Book of all hours? I don't know. Why did the author switch between three different fonts? I DON'T KNOW.

Okay, it's my fault, torturing myself, because I could tell almost from the start I wouldn't like the book, but I kept reading because I do not leave books unfinished (DAMN YOU, ELL). The narrative is just ALL over the fucking place, jumping back and forth in time ALL THE TIME and I'm sure some people like that but it was just too much for me.

And also, switching between three different fonts? WHY!? Switching between first and third person!? NO! Switching WHO THE FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE WAS WITH NO EXPLANATION!? NO NO NO NO OH MY FUCKING GODS.

I don't know, there were gods and like fifteen different stories and they all seemed cool but not a single one of them was told, not one was concluded, and in the end I feel as if I've read fifteen first chapters or outlines for stories that went nowhere.

I don't know what the story was, I don't even know what the fucking the epilogue was about and that was the only part of the entire book where the story was told straight-forward, every paragraph directly referencing the one before it and that was of course refreshing as fuck after the rest of the book, but I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.

And what the fuck is an eclogue??? Like shut up it's fucking red...

Honestly, we're at a point where I honestly cannot tell if this was written ironically or not: "He has my Mark I Curzon-Youngblood in his hands - was probably using it to form the psychic link - so I take it off him, flick the safety off. The chi energy flows into it and I can feel the power in my hand, that mystic orgone life-force of the universe. Never mind the bollocks; here's the real sex pistol. And you can analyze that however you want."

What does it even mean!? Is it ironic??? Are we playing it straight - I have no idea!!! I could write a book longer than this one about all the things I did not understand about it.

No, I did not like this book. I only decided to read it because the cover was orange. Not falling for that one again.
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1 vote
upontheforemostship | outras 45 resenhas | Feb 22, 2023 |
Wow. This book was really freaky but I enjoyed it a lot. Partly because I'm a sucker for mythology, I think. It's very experimental, structurally, although I'm not sure how one would write nonlinear time as a linear narrative.
villyard | outras 45 resenhas | Dec 6, 2022 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
This book was hard for me to follow, but what I did follow was entertaining. The language is not appropriate for young readers.
UrbanAudreyE | outras 4 resenhas | Feb 18, 2021 |
Started off well, but ended in quite a mess.
jenkinbun | outras 45 resenhas | Jan 1, 2021 |



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