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3.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 5 3.16 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. John Harrison Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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A highly acclaimed author, M. John Harrison is well known for his reality-bending tales. In this sci-fi noir, the physics-defying Saudade Event Site is a place to find strange landscapes and seemingly impossible physical phenomena - perfect for tourism. Into this environment comes Vic Serotonin, a travel agent whose newest client is a mysterious woman with a hidden agenda. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 2/1/2014

    " Not a direct sequel to Light, but another story in the same universe, taking place later, the book is full of the dirty, real characters and beautiful poetry I have come to expect from Harrison's writing. Great ending, very enjoyable sci-fi, in a crafted and poetic kind of way, not a space-opera kind of way. I look forward to anything new he is going to write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 12/12/2013

    " Not as much fun as his book "Light". This one is more fragmented, less plot and more description. A very unique view, like watching a movie through thick broken glass - many incredibly and tantalizingly clear glimpses none of whose edges match. A very talented writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karlo | 12/9/2013

    " Compared to Light, a bit more serial. The conventions of Noir are evident, albeit a bit strange so far in the future. I liked the way Harrison really made you feel the loneliness of the Bar patrons in particular, and the main cast in general. An okay read overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 11/10/2013

    " SF Noir sounded like a good idea. Tempted repeatedly to give up, but kept reading in hopes of finding some explanation, or at least more detailed descriptions, for the SF components. None to be found. No point, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margret | 10/23/2013

    " Very odd, very different, but unique and fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaem | 10/10/2013

    " much better on re-read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ekigou | 10/4/2013

    " I need to read it again, it's one of those you get more out of on second or third reading. But it was pretty wild. I've heard that some people who didn't get it actually got angry about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirk | 7/5/2013

    " A cleaver, but flawed trip into unreality. The doomed characters trudge through the novel, never truly finding what they are looking for. Read a roadside picnic instead, you will be glad you did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 5/28/2013

    " You kind of need to read Light in order to wrap your head around some of these concepts in the book. I enjoyed it, though it's more of a one-time-read. Now that I think about it, most of the books I have would fall into that category. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/5/2013

    " Nova Swing is only vaguely a sequel to Light and quite a different, smaller, more intimate story. Sci-fi noir with style and substance and an impressive rogues gallery (some with a badge) that Harrison brings to life with little strokes of flaw and regret. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 RandomAnthony | 9/12/2012

    " I don't know. I liked "Light" a lot, but "Nova Swing" read like homework. I felt like I was supposed to get something big out of the book, but I got bored after a while. Rarely do I feel like I'm trudging to the end of the book, but I did with "Nova Swing." Glad it's over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph Saborio | 8/22/2012

    " Poetry. Hard to read, bits at a time, and maybe that's why. A universe created out of random word constructions and combinations, and done well. Thanks Niles District Library and Michigan eLibrary! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dmadden | 1/6/2012

    " Seemed a little less punchy than white cat (Light). But then maybe I was still in shock from reading the first one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matthew | 11/8/2011

    " Harrison's an excellent writer, and this book has bears his trademark dreamy obscurantism. Could be that I just wasn't in the mood for it, but I found the characters unengaging, the ideas brilliant but cold, and the plot slow and frustrating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie Barrows | 10/8/2011

    " Really didn't like it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale Prince | 7/6/2011

    " The sequel to "Light." Not as good as light, but, so far, everything that Harrison writes is wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaem | 1/4/2011

    " Read it, though I forced myself to. Not a good sign then, I guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teemu | 8/1/2010

    " Tekee scifille saman minkä Viriconium teki fantasialle. Jos tykkäät Tarkovskin Stalkerista, tykkäät tästä. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 6/14/2009

    " Not as much fun as his book "Light". This one is more fragmented, less plot and more description. A very unique view, like watching a movie through thick broken glass - many incredibly and tantalizingly clear glimpses none of whose edges match. A very talented writer. "

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