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Moore's Mythopoeia

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Moore's Mythopoeia is a story in which sci-fi meets the Biblical genesis story, espionage is taken to absurd lengths, action/adventure melds with bodice-ripping love scenes, and one man's defiance illuminates a uniquely human need for sin.
Paperback, 366 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Picaro Editions (first published 2010)
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Vit Babenco
May 14, 2016 Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing
“Nothing is ever too late, nothing can be absent for too long. Progress proceeds in a mechanical fashion, there is no morality, no ethics, no considerations. It must proceed for the good of all.”
Moore's Mythopoeia is a postmodern consumer’s utopia… Thomas Pynchon, Vladimir Nabokov, Yevgeny Zamyatin and Dante Alighieri rolled into one.
“Psychology and psychiatry, the greatest of humanity’s inventions, were given a new goal, a new purpose. At all costs, there must be harmony. The drug companies wer
Jun 09, 2011 Achilles rated it it was amazing
This a book to get lost in. It’s one of those rare novels – like Gravity’s Rainbow, the Recognitions, Ulysses, the Waves, Satanic Verses – that holds your interest while surprising you with its beauty. It’s complex while at the same time simple, it blends genres – science fiction, romance, adventure, historical fiction – and invents a new style. Loosely based on Paradise Lost, the author has changed it from taking place in paradise to setting it in utopia, and just like how Milton made the devil ...more
Mar 04, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
I was one of the lucky ones who won this book via Goodread's First Read giveaway. It took me a while to get into the book, at the time I won it I was in the middle of re-reading a long series. However, once I picked it up I had a hard time putting it down. It is a wonderful melding of genres that doesn't dissapoint.
Sep 20, 2010 Katharine rated it it was amazing
I am sure my attempt to review will fall short of what is needed to truly understand how new and fresh and interesting this book is. A Science Fiction and Mythology mix presented with a satiric humor that is hilarious, sometimes profane, and always utterly entertaining.
Mike Kosiek
Sep 08, 2010 Mike Kosiek rated it really liked it
Great book,like kurt vonnegut on steroids.
Mar 04, 2011 Miranda rated it really liked it
To say I haven’t read many books of this type would be an understatement. There’s a lot of humor, but I’m not sure I’m one of those readers who can be in on all of it. I could generally tell what was happening, but all the words piled on can be very confusing. Its dense and sometimes I found myself feeling very lost (I was going to try a plot summary, but I’m not sure I could). Also, there are a lot of made-up words, which adds to the confusion.
Then, there are parts where I knew exactly what wa
Jan 18, 2013 Lentz rated it it was amazing
I've finally finished this big book and I have to say it was really worth it - what a funny, charming book. I'll admit, I didn't understand everything, but what I did catch was fascinating. This book is at times sexy, funny, crazy and intellectual. But, it is in investment - it took me a couple of months to finish it.

The characters are well laid out - you care about them - and they have quirks and issues. Joseph Moore is a tired, sad star who finally erupts and takes off. He becomes a weird adve
Dec 11, 2009 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I poured through this book in two days and missed most of the crazy nuisances, but loved it still. I'm going to reread it cuase theres so much too it. The characters are crazy. The setting is crazy! It's a utopia and its so funny!
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