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Freedom Beach

3.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A fantasy in which a man named Shaun Reed finds himself trapped at an Eden-like resort. He has no memories of his past, and the only clue as to why he's there is a cryptic plaque signed by "The Dreamers". Is this a vacation? A radical form of therapy? An experiment? Brainwashing? As Shaun wrestles against the limits of his paradise/prison, he drives towards an understandin ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Bluejay Books (first published September 1985)
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Mar 27, 2013 Bruce rated it did not like it
I have liked Kelly and especially Kessels other work, but after digging this out of my box of old books and starting a reread I quit after the 20 page chapter combining Marx brothers with Faust. Skimming through the rest it's a slow reveal on someone's rather ordinary life and a dreamlike therapy environment. Yawn. Can't say how it all works, out, don't remember, and don't care enough to even page to the end.

In the past I hung on to books like this because of the difficulty in obtaining them and
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Feb 12, 2016 Lord Humungus rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a long time since I read this. The few things I do remember about this book is it was a slog to read and patently uninteresting.
Feb 22, 2012 Keith rated it liked it
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James Patrick Kelly (please, call him Jim) has had an eclectic writing career. He has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, plays and planetarium shows. His short novel Burn won the Science Fiction Writers of America's Nebula Award in 2007. He has won the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award twice: in 1996, for his novelette “Think Like A Dinosaur” and in 2000, for his nove ...more
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