The Architecture of Desire

The Architecture of Desire

by Mary Gentle

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ISBN-13: 9780575128828
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 07/25/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,153,833
File size: 290 KB

About the Author

Mary Gentle (1956 - )
Mary Gentle is one of the world's most acclaimed writers of fantasy and science fiction. Winner of the BSFA Award for Ash: A Secret History - the largest single fantasy work in the English language - and twice nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, she has a number of academic degrees, including an MA in War Studies, and has hands-on experience of sword-fighting and armour, amongst many other useful talents. Mary Gentle lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
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The Architecture of Desire 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
irapearson on LibraryThing 10 months ago
An explanation for the half star rating:I wanted to like this novel. I enjoyed another of Gentle's novel, "Rats and Gargoyles". That novel and this one share two main characters, Casaubon and White Crow.I just can't get my head around the motivations of the female main character, White Crow. The multiple rapes of the eponymous Desire, once by a male character and once by White Crow herself, and the subsequent suicide of Desire completely repulsed me and I'll probably never read another of Gentle's books because of this. I don't consider myself a prude, but what a sorry excuse for a plotline.
Prop2gether on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Very detailed, very historical, vaguest storyline, puerile and disgusting characters--generally no reason to read another work by this author.