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Kcymaerxthaere Travel Guide: (Volume 6: Discover Kymaerica) [to order, go to http://www.kcystories.com/products ] is a practical guide to 23 Kcymaerxthaereal plaques and 2.5 Kcy Historical sites in linear North America. You'll learn fascinating facts about each one and get more of the fascinating history of the Tehachapi, The Parisian Diaspora and the Jihn Wranglikans amon ...more
Paperback, Revised Second Edition, Proper Title, 72 pages
Published December 10th 2009 by Kcymaerxthaere (first published 2007)
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Leah
Dec 17, 2009 Leah rated it really liked it
I got this book yesterday from a Goodreads firstreads contest, and I must admit, I am confused. The book is very pretty with fun pictures and really cool printing, but I can't get past the glossary because I feel like I'm going to have to decode the text. Will let you know how it goes.

Wow, I have to say that this was incredibly interesting, and I couldn't help thinking of Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories." The reading of this book requires an open mind and a little bit of time and
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Kristen Nace
Jan 07, 2010 Kristen Nace rated it it was ok
This is first book I won as a giveaway. I had a little trouble getting into it- especially until my husband pointed out to me I was tring to read it backwards. (The book is read from right to left like it would be in Arabic or japanese) Anyway, this is a very unique book. It is a travel guide to a parallel, alternate universe called Kcymaerxthaere. There are sites in our linear world that have significance to the world of Kcymaerxthaere. They are commermorated with plaques in various places all ...more
Keith
Feb 27, 2015 Keith rated it liked it
Recommends it for: patient fantasy/sci-fi fans
I saw this book as a great tangle of strings, all different shapes and sizes and colors. Let's look at two ways to think about this. The first is as a very lovingly, painstakingly crafted creative work presented in a novel format. I like reading the glossary first (seriously, I do), doesn't everyone? The second is as a mostly random mess, as a painter might splatter a canvas haphazardly. Unraveling and sorting the strings to prove the first would take more time and effort than this reader wants ...more
 Jessica
Apr 06, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
I loved it - but I'm biased. I knew about Kymaerica before I read it. I'm on the mailing list for the Kcy postcard project and I've scoured the website for every last scrap of information about the Kcymaerxthaere.

I think the book is physically very pretty. I read through it in about an hour and a half, but like any guidebook I'm sure I'd gain more by going back through with a particular purpose in mind, as when visiting a linear plaque site.

I'm a big fan of alternate and intersecting realities
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Shannon
Dec 20, 2009 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: own, first-reads
This "book" is probably the most unique (weirdest?) books I've seen. While it is a travel guide to an obviously fantastical and fictional world, there is no explanation of this nor any indication that the author believes this is fiction. However, there is something to be said with total immersion into this world and culture.

I believe that some of the ideas in this book could definitely be expanded upon into short stories or even novels. Any more details about Amory Frontage's relationship with t
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Natalia
Dec 17, 2009 Natalia rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Exceptionally, beautifully constructed - like a cross between a guide book and old national park brochures in style... But of, you know, a parallel world. I realized early on that the book seems to read approximately from back to front, though the chapters go front to back... even figuring out how to read it is a puzzle to unravel.

It's a marvelous work of art, I have to give it that, though I have no idea what any of it means. At first I thought it was just a travel guide to made up places, but
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Glenn
Dec 17, 2009 Glenn rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. This is one strange book and I wasn't sure what to make of it and it isn't something I would normally read. I did find the design of the book interesting (you have to read the book backwards, but also flip backward a few pages at a time and start reading the book in normal forwards fashion to read the chapters sequentially, if that makes sense). I also give kudos for the creative and imaginative aspects that the author put into writing it, but just wasn't sure ...more
Carmen
Jan 02, 2013 Carmen rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaway
I wish I would have like it more because the premise is a unique one, but I found myself getting a little bored. It was not that interesting to read of places and happenings that occurred in another dimensional level - if the book was somehow related to an actual novel, maybe it would have been a great addition but as a stand-alone book there was much to be desired. I didn't actually care about anything that was happening.

* I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads.
Laura
Mar 06, 2010 Laura rated it did not like it
I won this book thru First Reads and I am grateful to get an autographed copy. However, this was not a normal book that reads left to right, this one was backwards. It was rather confusing and I have no idea if this was intentional or not. As far as content is concerned, there was a lot of useful information about certain areas, but the authors spelling of the words was rather confusing. Basically the book is a travel guide with history in it and a few maps.
Kathleen
Jan 23, 2011 Kathleen rated it liked it
Shelves: firstreads
This book was suddenly, unexpectedly delivered; it looks quite lovely, a friend saw it and is excited to read it, we'll see who gets to it first. This looks like a great gift for that friend who always seems to be into something strange; they'll open the package and find this beautiful thing and turn it in their hands, thinking, what the...?
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Jenny
Dec 27, 2009 Jenny rated it it was ok
This is a Goodreads "First Readers winner" book!
Interesting concept - poor execution. In this guide were a few ideas that could have made a better story. The format was confusing - backwards-like chapters. Travel guides should be set up for the visitor, not the native. The best thing about this book was the feel of the pages.
JoAnn H.
Dec 18, 2009 JoAnn H. rated it liked it
I one this book on the Goodreads 'list advance book copies of giveaway'. This was a very imaginative book that had great illustrations of this alternate world. I enjoy reading about the alternate universe and how it compares to reality.
Caitlin
Dec 14, 2010 Caitlin rated it it was ok
It had nice pictures? It's not really a book book but more like a puzzle. I puzzle I couldn't really solve.
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Eames Demetrios is an author, filmmaker and artist.

His most recent book is Kcymaerxthaere Travel Guide (Volume 4: Discover Leddl) [www.kcystories.com/products/travel-gu... ]. A 2009 book tour has just been completed. There will be more events in 2010. The book is a travel guide to an alternative universe, but one that tells of places you can actually visit in our linear world. Volume 4 concerns w
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