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About the Author
Alison MacLeod was raised in Canada and has lived in England since 1987. She is the author of three novels, The Changeling, The Wave Theory of Angels and Unexploded, and of a collection of stories, Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction. Unexploded was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013. Alison MacLeod is Professor of Contemporary Fiction at Chichester University and lives in Brighton. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B002RI941O
- Publisher : Penguin (31 August 2006)
- Language: : English
- File size : 737 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,016,866 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's complicated!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 March 2014
I really struggled to get through this book despite really wanting to like it. The summary on Amazon sounds so interesting! And it is interesting, but also very confusing. I think it's ambitious to try to weave a story which incorporates different periods of time, quantum physics, philosophy and religion, so kudos to the author for having that ambition, but for me, it just didn't work as an enjoyable read. I was left with far too many questions at the end which feels frustrating. I have spent time on Wikipedia reading about Avicenna and Beauvais Cathedral and incubi - which has been educational, but I still don't get how the ideas in the book are meant to hang together.
Subtle, beautifulReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2014
I really enjoyed this book. The structure is interesting, but more importantly, it works, and the book is exactly the right length, not drawn out. The story is peppered with fascinating snippets of facts and myths that build up to a subtle conclusion that was really quite beautiful. Towards the end I was turning pages so quickly to see what happened, and it didn't disappoint. Reading this made me feel entertained and intrigued, and made me think. It was odd and enjoyable and an unexpected delight!
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The Cosmic Whelk
... where angels treadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2009
a most remarkable book. gracefully and deftly written, its many layers interwoven with virtuoso skill, it does full justice to its ambitious subject - the ever-collapsing quantum wave and the world-conjuring role of attentive consciousness. the narrative roves like a beam of light amongst the principal characters, mirroring themselves in their intimately connected timeframes. this is a hugely intelligent novel about the multi-dimensional nature of reality, and it will bear much re-reading.
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Weird at first, but stick with it.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 August 2015
I haven't finished it yet but am well on the way. It's a little confusing at first, a mixture of metaphysical discussion and the story of a family in the 12th or was it 13th century. Later it becomes a comparable story in the 20th century and now is swinging between the two families. Really fascinating now and am enjoying it geatly.
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