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Posted July 22, 2014
I've read The Digging Leviathan many times. Each time I read it, I am enchanted by the fluid grace of Blaylock's writing. It would be almost impossible to describe the plotline of T.D.L. without retelling the story itself. Suffice it to say that this book hearkens back to and age when sci-fi/fantasy storytelling was still alive and vibrant, before-- as Blaylock himself wrote in T.D.L.-- "... the rocket age ironed flat the wrinkles of imagination". The Digging Leviathan is the book above all others which made me yearn to be a writer and envy the talented mind that could conjure up such a sly, descriptively succulent tale of whimsical surreality. This is the kind of story that I would want to write if I had one in me. One caveat, however: the "sequel" to this book appears to be a book called "Zeuglodon". It paled in comparison to The Digging Leviathan and read more like tween fiction than I expected. Still, someday I want to meet James Blaylock, buy him a beverage, shake his hand, look him in the eye and thank him from the bottom of my heart for having written The Digging Leviathan. It remains one of my five favorite books of all time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.