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Lamar Jimmerson is the leader of the Gnomon Society, the international fraternal order dedicated to preserving the arcane wisdom of the lost city of Atlantis. Stationed in France in 1917, Jimmerson comes across a little book crammed with Atlantean puzzles, Egyptian riddles, and extended alchemical metaphors. It's the Codex Pappus - the sacred Gnomon text. Soon he is basking in the lore of lost Atlantis, convinced that his mission on earth is to administer to and extend the ranks of the noble brotherhood.

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Masters of Atlantis is a cock-eyed journey into an America of misfits and con-men, oddballs, and innocents.

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Back in print, Portis's brilliant "white comedy" is an unforgettable tale of secret societies, lost cities, and sacred texts--a cockeyed journey into an America of misfits and con men, oddballs and innocents.

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Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker.

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josierae, January 6, 2011 (view all comments by josierae)
While Portis might becoming a more familiar name due to the recent re-adaptation of his novel True Grit by the Cohen Brothers, it's worth taking a peek at one of his other novels, Masters of Atlantis. Portis writes with such wit and cleverness, he'll have you chuckling to yourself or forcing your friends to sit back and humor you as you read a line or two from this bizarrely funny book. Portis creates a sprawling mythology to the secret society at the center of this novel -- the Gnomons, led by two competing factions (Mr. Jimmerson's and Hen's) who base their rituals and belief systems on the lost city of Atlantis. From a decaying headquarters in Indiana, Mr. Jimmerson rules with absent-minded befuddlement as his rival, Hen, skirts about London then Mexico with a band of eccentric followers. There is no real way to describe this book; it's like nothing I've ever read before. But it is also one of the best books I've ever read and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585670215
Author:
Portis, Charles
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Location:
Woodstock :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Atlantis
Subject:
Secret societies
Subject:
Atlantis (Legendary place)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
106-470
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.07x5.46x.75 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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