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Reengaging the ideas of alternate lives, worlds, and worldviews that pulsed through Crowleys remarkable "Little, Big," the Aegypt series is a landmark in contemporary fiction. Following the Spring 2007 release of the final book in the tetralogy--"Endless Things"--the entire series is being re-issued.

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Hutif, May 12, 2010 (view all comments by Hutif)
What if the way the universe worked was changing constantly? What if what was possible a thousand years ago is no longer physically possible today? In John Crowley's Aegypt series, he plays with the idea that there is more than one history to the universe. The Solitudes is the first book of the series and well worth the time it takes to really understand it. The novel is a combination of several stories throughout history running in parallel to each other until eventually intersecting in the end. Crowley has a tendency to tangent off about what I considered to be irrelevant details, such as how certain characters remembered dates and events, but the language is intelligent and there is a great deal of depth to the story that will go unnoticed if you aren't paying close attention. Worth the read for this first book, but I couldn't get very far into the second and have basically abandoned the series.
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Product Details

Overlook Press
Fantasy - Historical
Crowley, John
Imaginary histories
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
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Mass Market
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Grade Level:
from 12
7.98x5.52x.90 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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