Califormication

Califormication

by Robert N. Lee, Julia Sevin

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BN ID: 2940148414001
Publisher: Awesomedome.com
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Series: 666ties , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 508 KB

About the Author

Born in New Jersey, Robert N. Lee has lived all over the place, since, including Vietnam, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and now lives in Florida. He has held somewhere around fifty jobs, ranging from commercial hot tar roofing to cooking in restaurants to designing software and web services for SAP, Microsoft, McAfee, the World Health Organization, and Planned Parenthood. He has had stories and essays published in Fantasy Magazine and Clarkesworld and Shimmer, among other places. He has many cats and dogs, and two human children. He is working on his first novel, Them Bones, which will be out real soon now. His Xbox gamertag is Vee Ecks. He does not do Facebook.

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Califormication 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chichikov88 More than 1 year ago
Okay, so before singing the praises and explain why I gave it 5, let me get the thing I didn't like out of the way. it was hard at times in the book to understand why things were happening. The scenes were painted beautifully and professionally, but the back story behind how things got to where they were is basically just done away with. It reminds of William Burroughs in that sense (and this story has a definite Burroughseque feel to it, but not in a derivative way). Burroughs is one of my favorite writers, but in his books I often get frustrated with the complex plots full of many characters that become difficult to impossible to understand at times because of the stylized language and the choice to leave huge chunks of backstory unstated. This is a personal preference on my part, and I know many people pay no mind whatsoever to such issues, fully willing to just go along for the ride. Now. even though I found that negative quality....well, negative....it doesn't even come close to outshining what I loved about the story. For fans of conspiracy history of the 60s and 70s, there is a whole world of potential narratives that have gone unexplored by the mainstream press. I, myself, have actually been trying to figure out how to turn those occult-connected conspiracy notions into fiction. Lee beat me to it. The writing is sharp as hell. I admired it. Nothing bland about it. Lee writes with a kind of tough grace. Calls to mind, again, Burroughs, but also a bit of Richard Price. I'm definitely interested to see the future editions of this series. There's a great deal of stuff out there that proclaims to be original when it's really just a slightly different angle on something very old and stale. Califormication is not one of those. It's weird and new to the bone.