Jan. 27th, 2008

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Subtitles: A review I am not really qualified to write.

Preamble: The Solitudes is not a stand-alone book. It's the first part of a four volume novel that was originally published about twenty years ago (originally under the title of AEgypt, which is formally the title of the whole sequence) and is now being reprinted becuase all four books are complete. Yes, it took Crowley that long to write. It's also probably going to be found in the SF/Fantasy aisle, although the first volume, at least is no more fantasy than some other very mainstream, even classic works... and a good deal more "literary" than just about anything in the SF world except works by people like Gene Wolf.

Warning: There are some mild spoilers in here, but they're not really plot spoilers as much as they are thematic spoilers. And unlike the other reviews I've seen so far, this one reviews only the first book, because I haven't read the second one yet. Anyway, this isn't a book to read for plot, anyway.

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