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Nemonymous Night

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The carpet was quite ordinary. In Man City an ocean liner is mysteriously stranded in Dry Dock. The children are missing and a search party has been sent out. The inhabitants of the city have taken to drinking Angel Wine, or dreaming that they do. Meat and poultry are merging in disquieting ways. Only at the zoo can the citizens be sure that dreams are not reality. It will ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Chomu Press
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Lisa Shields
May 01, 2014 Lisa Shields rated it did not like it


Regrettably, this Is one of the very few books that I could not force myself to finish. It seems to me that the story is written for the sake of writing, and not because there is a story to tell. Not to say that the writing isn't good. It is very good. Some of his phrases are so meaty that it seemed as if I could almost chew on them. I found myself rereading paragraphs more than a few times because they were almost like poetry and warranted reflection. Even so, when I read fiction I want to be c
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Carole Tyrrell
Apr 10, 2012 Carole Tyrrell rated it really liked it
Veteran weirdmonger is a soubriquet often used to describe D S Lewis and his extensive body of work could fall into the hardly adequate description of weird.
He has his own unique writing style which some might find obscure or baffling but it is instantly recognisable. I made D F Lewis’s acquaintance roughly 20 years ago and still have an original short story, ‘Kites and Kisses’ in my possession.
However, I regret to say that this is the first time that I have read a piece of his longer fiction a
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Anna
Nov 29, 2016 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, dreams
'Nemonymous Night' is a bewildering puzzle of a novel. At times I enjoyed it, at others it felt like a frustrating amount of effort. I can’t describe the plot any better than the blurb, as after the reading the whole thing I don’t really know what happened. I found a copy in a charity shop and was moved to buy it as I appreciate novels that try to capture the feeling of dreaming. This one doesn’t really do so, though, as it goes in a very meta direction instead. The meta sections, in which there ...more
Purple Osprey
Jan 26, 2014 Purple Osprey rated it it was ok
Is this an example of automatic writing?
And failed automatic writing at that. If the author could actually channel a spirit, I bet the result wouldn't be so fake and pretentious.
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Writer, editor and publisher, active in the small press. Winner of the British Fantasy Society Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award) in 1998.
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