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Vacation by Jeremy C. Shipp
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Feb 06, 08

I'm not sure exactly what I expected when I started Vacation, but suffice to say that it managed to both meet and confound all of those expectations.

For many, a novel of ideas is an excuse to be preachy and a novel that uses surreal images and dream-like prose is all flash and no substance.

Nothing could be further from the truth in Shipp's book.

Oh, there are ideas aplenty here: thought-provoking,history-laden, Big Time ideas about the nature of self and the nature of the universe. And surreality abounds, sometimes clever, sometimes heart-breaking. The combination is truly stunning, and great fun to read.
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Jeremy Thanks for reading, Peggy! I'm so glad you connected with my novel. :)

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