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The Way Through Doors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Escapism At Its Best

    A beautiful little book of fable-like stories, characters and scenes that meld into one another, and shifts in space and time that are both awkward and completely natural at the same time.I can imagine some readers might be put off by the non-linear nature of the story, or maybe consider it "gimmicky" - but for me it worked very well. At it's best, the book not only perfectly captures altered logic of cause and effect that we see in our dreams, but in fact creates a dreamlike state in the reader that lingers for quite some time after putting the book down for the day. That's one of the things I liked best about it, I'd read just a little bit and move on to something else but my mood and outlook was always altered in a rather pleasant way by what I'd read. It makes any kind of surprise more welcoming.Another great aspect of this book is the fact that while it certainly falls under the category of "experimental fiction" in terms of its non-linear plot and characters that seem to exist simultaneously as multiple people at once.. it's still not only easy to read, but has the style and atmosphere of an old world fairy tale. In fact this match between the almost childlike prose associate with fables and the "dream logic" that holds the events together is a perfect combination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2009

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    A veritable maze of a book. Alice in Wonderland meets 1001 Tales of Arabian Nights. A very post-modern book for people that want to read deeply and ponder selfhood, memory, time, and subjective reality. If one is not well read or only likes simple books with a straightforward plotline, this book is not for you. But those that are well read, like a diversity of literature, are more intuitive than sensing, and have an active and imaginitive mind, this book will serve as a wonderful catalyst for provoking and challenging one's perspectives on "reality."

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