Days Between Stations
In a world of cataclysm and unraveled time, a young woman's face, a misbegotten childhood in a Parisian brothel, and the fragment of a lost movie masterpiece are the only clues in a man's search for his past. Steve Erickson's Days Between Stations is the stunning, now classic dream-spec of our precarious age -- by turns beautiful and obsessed, haunted and hallucinated, in...more
I originally picked up this novel after n ...more
"You got sci fi in my Pynchon!"
"I hate Pynchon!"
"Go to hell! This is delicious!"
"I don't know, pretty bland and incoherent to me."
"Well, do you want the rest of my big ol' bucket o' Pynchon? I gots some rainbow gravity, some Mason-Dixon..."
"NO FOOKIN THANKS!"
"OK then just give our accident two stars."
"Yeah that's what I just did, Steve-O."
He invents strange and wonderful characters. He plots with ingenuity and originality. He writes phrases in vivid, provocative, dreamlike, even hallucinatory prose. His juxtaposes words and sentences in unexpected ways.
What is truly amazing is his presentation ...more
This first, in what I believe to be his Faulknerian novels, begins an exploration of themes and characters that rec ...more
“Дни между станциями” – дебютная книга писат ...more
This was a page-turner in the sense that I wanted to keep reading and see what Erickson would come up with next, ...more
(Yet another book added to my shelves due to Liz Byer's having picked it up recently.)
Daring, haunting, sensual...Steve Erickson has that rare and luminous gift for reporting back from the nocturnal side of reality, along with an engagingly romantic attitude and the fierce imaginative energy of a born storyteller. It is good news when any of these qualities appear in a writer--to find them all together in a first novelist is reason to break out the champagne and hors-d'oeuvres.
In addition to the imagery, I get a feeling that Erickson's obscurity might be what some of his evangelists like about him. Luckily for the obscurity fans, then, their five star ratings will always be tempered by the folks like me who were sucker enough to believe them, and this book, obscurity intact, will not rocket to Goodreads fame and glory.
Began writing stories at age seven. Began publishing as a teen. Wrote first novel at seventeen.
Studied film and journalism at UCLA.
Received Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.