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Talking Man Kindle Edition
"A genuinely fresh imagination at work!"
"Any novel that encompasses John Deere tractors, tobacco planting in the South, wizards at the end of Time, a six-mile wide Mississippi Canyon, singing magic, and a '62 Chrysler racing to the North Pole is covering an awful lot of ground ... Bisson covers that ground as if it were the most natural thing in this world, or any other."
—Guy Gavriel Kay
"The geography shimmers and melts, catfish big as boats are pulled from the Mississippi, the moon crumbles into luminous rings and refugees from burning cities choke the highways. A novel of the New South with a liberal does of the Old ... fantastic and gothic, charming, literate ... teasingly allusive and very entertaining!"
"An action-filled romp through a surreal landscape of ever-changing America."
—Los Angeles Times
"Bisson has dumped magic into non-urban America, and writes about it all with brilliance and poetry."
About the Author: Best known for his short stories "macs," "They're Made out of Meat" and "Bears Discover Fire," Terry Bisson has won every major award in SF, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Sturgeon and Locus awards, and France's Gran Prix de l'Imaginaire. He lives in California.
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- ASIN : B00C6ND7W2
- Publisher : JumperCable Books; 1st edition (April 2, 2013)
- Publication date : April 2, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 353 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 192 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,406,866 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So i was quite familiar with the Interstates between them.
So i'm reading along, and someone tells the protagonist that he needs to go to a special shop to get the windshield on the car he wasn't supposed to be driving anyway fixed. And that to get there, he has to drive through a hole in the fence along the Interstate north of Nashville.
And i knew where that hole actually was.
This book is "magic realism of a high caliber.
You should read it.
Bisson's writing is masterful and engaging. It should be a felony for this book to be out of print. Find your self a copy and read. Really.
One of you editors who read this review should get this book back on the shelves.
PS I love Bisson but I seem to be the only one around who doesn't understand the story, "Bears Discover Fire." And I went to graduate school and everything! Anyone out there feel like enlightening me?