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A Fish Dinner in Memison (The Zimiamvian Trilogy #2)

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In this second book of the Zimiamvian Trilogy, the royal guests at A Fish Dinner in Memison amuse themselves with the creation of a sadly flawed world … and in an instant spend a lifetime in it.
Hardcover, First Edition, 349 pages
Published 1941 by E.P. Dutton & Co.
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in June 2002.

The second of Eddison's Zimianvian trilogy is the most difficult of his novels to read, though it is well worth the effort. It has much more to do with the aims of his writing than Mistress of Mistresses, where the hinds about what is being done can easily be ignored, and the unfinished and in many parts skeletal nature of The Mezentian Gate make the underlying ideas far more obvious. The trilogy as a whole has an extremely unusual and rather dis...more
While Eddison's earlier works demonstrate his skill with language and story telling, they lack the depth that makes this story so compelling. In this book, the author turns his attention to bigger themes - time, deity and personality among others - and presents a fantasy that sheds light on reality. I disagree with a number of his views but Eddison has clearly thought deeply and presents a compelling tale that never descends into allegory and retains the integrity of the tale. It's rare that I'v...more
Incredibly stylish, detailed and complex, I'll need to reread to fully understand the relationships between the two parallel worlds, but I'm looking forward to it. Great!
Matthu Stull
Jun 22, 2011 Matthu Stull is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i really loved "The Worm Ouroboros", so I'm hoping this will be slightly close to similary groovy! not nearly as good, hmmm, i think maybe the introduction was the best part
Dense reading, but if you enjoy Eddison's style, keep at it.
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Eric Rücker Eddison was an English civil servant and author, writing under the name "E.R. Eddison."
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