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Michael Cisco

Autor(a) de The Narrator

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Obras por Michael Cisco

The Narrator (2004) 133 exemplares
The Divinity Student (1999) 127 exemplares
Animal Money (2015) 116 exemplares
The Traitor (2007) 104 exemplares
The Tyrant (2003) 83 exemplares
The San Veneficio Canon (2004) 69 exemplares
The Great Lover (2011) 64 exemplares
Unlanguage (2018) 49 exemplares
Secret Hours (2006) 47 exemplares
Antisocieties (2021) 39 exemplares
Celebrant (2012) 35 exemplares
Member (2013) 34 exemplares
The Wretch of the Sun (2016) 21 exemplares
The Golem (2013) 16 exemplares
Pest (2023) 11 exemplares
Weird Fiction: A Genre Study (2022) 10 exemplares
Ethics: a novella about birds (2022) 9 exemplares
The Knife Dance 7 exemplares
Glossator Volume 8 (2013) 2 exemplares
El narrador 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 831 exemplares
The New Weird (2008) — Contribuidor — 526 exemplares
Lovecraft Unbound (2009) — Contribuidor — 332 exemplares
Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
The Book of Eibon (2001) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Blood and Other Cravings (2011) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Leviathan Three (2002) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Aickman's Heirs (2015) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Grimscribe's Puppets (2013) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Bestiary (2016) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Leviathan 4: Cities (2005) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Album Zutique: No. 1 (2003) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Phantom (2009) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Tindalos Cycle (2009) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Swords v. Cthulhu (1852) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
ODD? (2011) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Dadaoism: An Anthology (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Madness of Dr. Caligari (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Cinnabar's Gnosis: A Homage to Gustav Meyrink (2009) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Shadows Edge (2013) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Wonder & glory forever : awe-inspiring Lovecraftian fiction (2020) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
This Hermetic Legislature: A Homage to Bruno Schulz (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Master in Café Morphine: A Homage to Mikhail Bulgakov (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Spirits Unwrapped (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Leaves of a Necronomicon (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Mechanical Animals: Tales at the Crux of Creatures and Tech (2018) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1970-10-13
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA

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Michael Cisco vient, désormais, de déplacer tous mes curseurs. Mon top 10 de tous les temps vient d'être chamboulé. Définitivement. Putain de claque.
 
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Jonathan_Herbrecht | 1 outra crítica | Sep 26, 2023 |
More adventures of [b:The Divinity Student|1508685|The Divinity Student|Michael Cisco|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1184448668s/1508685.jpg|1500248] as he is dug up by resurrection detectives and reanimated (with more formaldehyde). He soon escapes the two detectives and goes on a quest to become Viktor Frankenstein and build a Golem of himself to do his bidding, as he is too decrepit now to do many things on his own. The Golem's only duty is to capture and woo a female magician as a sort of Bride of Frankenstein for the Divinity student. All sorts of symbolic and surrealist mayhem ensues and it's often difficult to distinguish nonsense from the important things to keep track of the plot. Eventually all is sort of well again.

If you don't see parts of these novels as largely comic and picaresque then you'll be missing the point. Like a surrealist [b:The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|76527|The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|Laurence Sterne|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1309202864s/76527.jpg|2280279]. Cisco is going to throw a lot of real but unusual, and just plain made-up, words at you and the book requires extraordinary attention to detail by the reader or you miss a lot; the kind of book you might have to read twice just to "get it."

I didn't like it quite as well as The Divinity Student but it might be because I sort of knew what to expect and there wasn't as much wonder of discovery.
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Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
For those of you that feel a need to put this in a slot, let us call this Gothic horror surrealism. Like all good surrealism the reader is going to want to assign meaning and connection to things that are meant to be meaningless and unconnected. On the other hand there is definitely somewhat of a linear plot here. In some places it is downright funny. The body snatching scenes are derivative of the usual cliches.

What else can you say about a book where the Divinity Student is eviserated and stuffed full of paper in the first few pages? Our fearless protagonist, a word-finder by trade, has to distill the essence of twelve dead word finders to finish the catalog of lost words. He will scamper through a surrealist background while he tries to finish his mission.

This is the only book I have read that has a large dose of surrealism and actually became a page turner for me. The Centipede Press hardcover is also beautiful and the illustrations are marvelous. I have not read anything except a few short stories by Cisco but I will definitely be dipping into this the rest of this box set from time to time.
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Gumbywan | 1 outra crítica | Jun 24, 2022 |
"...The disaster is that the end has already happened, and we have survived it, no one knows when or what it was, there was no *event* — over time, the world ended, and yet here we all are with no world."
 
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jimctierney | 1 outra crítica | Jul 7, 2020 |

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Obras
26
Also by
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Membros
1,008
Popularidade
#25,583
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
14
ISBN
33
Marcado como favorito
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