Endless Things (The Aegypt Cycle #4)
Praise for the Ægypt sequence:
"With Little, Big, Crowley established himself as America’s greatest living writer of fantasy. Ægypt confirms that he is one of our finest living writers, period."
"A dizzying experience, achieved with unerring security of technique."
—The New York Times Book Review
"A master of language, plot, and characterization."
This series of books is quite interesting, a great mixture of occult and esoterica, with very good writing and engaging characters. T ...more
The series started with the possibility of opening doorways into mansions containing new worlds within worlds, and ends with someone buying a sim ...more
I find myself saddened, too, that I did not like this book more than I did, at how I had to force myself through it--for sometimes it seemed ...more
Even if one grants that the conclusion was Crowley's intent from the beginning (and given his talents, that's almost certainly the case), to stretch the work out to four volumes before leaving the reader with such a letdown--even if it do ...more
Recently finished this tetralogy. They are all beautifully written and challenging reads too. Why have I then rated the final book merely as "it was OK"? Because: The story has been a very long time in the making and finishing. While I feel Crowley deals reasonably well with Pierce, i.e. brings him through youth and to a place of simple human responsibility, of sincerely loving and caring for others, I also feel Crowley avoids the challenge of examining the subject he was purporti ...more
Did he really intend to suggest in his book that once-upon-a-time the useless procedures of magic had had effects, the
The Aegypt series involves the search, the dream quest of Pierce that there is a story that will uncover an alter ...more
Having read each of the four books as they were published, I did something that still surprises me. When I got to the end of this book, and closed it, and set it down, I promptly went to my bookshelves and took down the first ...more
From another writer it would still be a four or five, because of the gorgeous prose, the gorgeous structures of thought, but it's John Crowley; I exp ...more
Be sure to read The Solitudes, Love and Sleep and Demonomania ...more
John Crowley was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1942; his father was then an officer in the US Army Air Corps. He grew up in Vermont, northeastern Kentucky and (for the longest stretch) Indiana, where he went to high school and college. He moved to New York City after colle ...more