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The Grand Dark

The Grand Dark

Scritto da Richard Kadrey

Narrato da Vikas Adam


The Grand Dark

Scritto da Richard Kadrey

Narrato da Vikas Adam

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4/5 (25 valutazioni)
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16 ore
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Pubblicato:
Jun 11, 2019
ISBN:
9780062931603
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Descrizione

From the best-selling author of the Sandman Slim series, a lush, dark, stand-alone fantasy built off the insurgent tradition of China Mieville and M. John Harrison — a subversive tale that immerses us in a world where the extremes of bleakness and beauty exist together in dangerous harmony in a city on the edge of civility and chaos.

The Great War is over. The city of Lower Proszawa celebrates the peace with a decadence and carefree spirit as intense as the war’s horrifying despair. But this newfound hedonism — drugs and sex and endless parties — distracts from strange realities of everyday life: Intelligent automata taking jobs. Genetically engineered creatures that serve as pets and beasts of war. A theater where gruesome murders happen twice a day. And a new plague that even the ceaseless euphoria can’t mask.

Unlike others who live strictly for fun, Largo is an addict with ambitions. A bike messenger who grew up in the slums, he knows the city’s streets and its secrets intimately. His life seems set. He has a beautiful girlfriend, drugs, a chance at a promotion — and maybe, an opportunity for complete transformation: a contact among the elite who will set him on the course to lift himself up out of the streets.

But dreams can be a dangerous thing in a city whose mood is turning dark and inward. Others have a vision of life very different from Largo’s, and they will use any methods to secure control. And in behind it all, beyond the frivolity and chaos, the threat of new war always looms.

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Jun 11, 2019
ISBN:
9780062931603
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Informazioni sull'autore

Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. Some of his other books include The Wrong Dead Guy, The Everything Box, Metrophage, and Butcher Bird. He also writes the Vertigo comic Lucifer.

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  • (4/5)
    Steampunk Weimar Republic. The protagonist is an opium addict/bike messenger whose girlfriend performs in creepy puppet shows while mechanical servitors and animals with human features roam the streets and the politicians prepare for the next war, despite the fact that the last war left many ordinary soldiers horribly injured and rendered the High City toxic to life. He gets swept up in political machinations and then has to save his girlfriend from mortal peril. Definitely had the steampunk noir vibe down.
  • (5/5)
    Really enjoyed this book set in an alternate post-Great War city where a bicycle messenger and a puppeteer actress become entangled in intrigue, as war profiteers dealing in eugenics and automata turn to a new battleground... It is dark and strange but in the end, hopeful, and always interesting.