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The Velocity Gospel (Accomplice #2)

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Accomplice is a bizarre city threaded by creep channels, the home to a demon tired of his diet of bland souls. There is an eternal election race for mayor. The city's moral fibre is actual and its getting frayed. Only Steve Aylett could have imagined Accomplice, only his unique brand of literary forworks could bring it off. He has succeeded triumphantly.
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Published February 1st 2003 by Victor Gollancz (first published January 1st 2003)
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Dave
Nov 26, 2009 Dave rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
To understand the logic of chaos in the Accomplice world is rather like sitting on top of a pile of stuffed penguins eating haddock pie and singing 'Oh My Darling Clementine' forty times. This of course is perfectly rational behaviour so long as your pie does not get cold in the process; that would be odd.
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Jul 17, 2012 Richard rated it it was amazing
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As a sequel to 'Only an Alligator', this continues in the same absolutely crazy but brilliantly written way. I must confess it took me a couple of chapters to understand a word of what Aylett was saying, but once you slip into his mode of thinking and tip your mind at a tangent to our current dimension, it all begins to make sense. You realize that Aylett has not just created a strange world populated by slightly buffoon-like characters, but has beautifully crafted an entire dimension, where thi ...more
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Mar 12, 2012 Hokomoko rated it really liked it
Aylett again offers a slim anti-heroic drama filled with the bizarre and perverse characters. Set in a kind of hell-on-earth, humans are often more perplexing and horrible than demons. Much of the novel is written in, or refer to brilliant "aphorisms" that kill me. My favorite
was 'progress accelerates downhill.'
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Dec 01, 2012 Brett rated it it was amazing
And the beat goes on. Lovely series. I read random lines to a subliterate housemate and it made him read. So I say: if you've never read anything before, start with the Accomplice series. Good food.
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Steve Aylett (b. 1967) is a satirical science fiction and slipstream author of several bizarro books. He is renowned for his colorful satire attacking the manipulations of authority, and for having reams of amusing epigrams and non-sequiturs only tangentially related to what little plot the books possess.

Aylett left school at age 17 and worked in a book warehouse, and later in law publishing.

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