A Farce to Be Reckoned With (Millennial Contest 3)
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A Farce to Be Reckoned With (Millennial Contest #3)

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On a devilish sabbatical in Europe, Azzie discovers that morality plays are all the rage. He decides to strike back by producing an "immorality play," in which seven nondescript human pilgrims will be allowed by magic to attain their hearts' desires. But the forces of Good are determined to close the play before it opens. New characters suddenly start roaming the stage, su...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 1995 by Spectra (first published March 1st 1995)
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Lupe Dy Cazaril
Така, на Аззи му се ще да постави пиеса, с която да възхваля мързела и простодушието като достоен път към блажено щастие. Актьорите играят себе си на сцената на своя живот. Дотук добре, Шекспир кима, Хорацио се съгласява, но на мен ми е някак скучно и до средата историята се довлачва, аха да се случи нещо. Разбира се, после динамиката се заплита, включват се всички стари познайници и Зелазни бута на масата приятна доза непредвидимост. Особено приятни моменти са включванията на Пандора, отряда б...more
Поредното великолепие от Зелазни и Шекли!

Отново се срещаме със симпатичния злодей Аззи и отново той крои мащабни планове. Този път подготвя пиеса, чиито герои ще са реални хора, а сцената ще е реалния свят. Целта му е да докаже, че Седемте смъртни гряха са истинския път към прекрасен живот и да разкрие лицемерието на разните "добротворковци". Действията ще се развиват в точно подобие на Венеция, след което Аззи ще я намести във време-пространството така, че да се слее с реалността, с истинската...more
Izabela Kolar Furjan
Roger Zelazny & Robert Sheckley
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Roger Zelazny & Robert Sheckley

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Fun. A bit more mild than "Bring me the Head of Prince Charming", but still very good. (y)
The last book of the Millennial Contest cycle, and one of the last books Zelazny wrote, it starts off slow and a bit clunky, but by the second third is in full swing and very readable- the wit piles on in classic Zelazny style and there are some flat out, laugh out loud moments. The ending is a bit chaotic, almost Lynchian in its penultimate twist, but very touching, especially when you realize he knew he was dying of cancer (more or less) by that point. A fine conclusion to a wonderful trilogy...more
Howard Brazee
One of the all time best SF authors in a collaboration that is less than what either authors could do before. I don't know if this is one of those Zelazny wrote in a hurry when he knew he was going to die and leave his family without a breadwinner.

This book was ok, I really liked the 1st book in the series and kept reading because of that.
The pacing felt odd. Very slow to start then moved very fast, too fast. It felt like parts were forced and did not flow well. Fun story, but lacking in presentation.
Read the other two books in this series and loved them. That was a while ago, but I still felt this one wasn't quite up to par with the other two. Still, humorous and unique, if nothing else.
Not quite as good as the first 2 in the series. There are some pacing problems. Still, when it's good, it's great, and Zelazny can be pretty damn good.
Clever but felt like something was missing. The conclusion came way too soon and was rather anticlimactic.
This book isn't bad, but for me the others (especially the first) were better! But also like it...
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Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is 'A Rose for Ecclesiastes' in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing. Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career. Most of his novels d...more
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