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The Cornelius Chronicles by Michael Moorcock
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Jun 14, 08

bookshelves: multiverse

A wild, surreal 60's spy movie that also involves weird science, a ton of obscure references, alternate worlds, sex and either hallucinations or an enormous amount of drug use.

If you read only books one and four you walk away thinking it was a cool, but odd sci-fi meets swinging 60's adventure.
If you read the middle two your brain starts to melt because they make almost no sense, have almost no plot or any connection to each other or the first and last book.

An interesting attempt at blending various genres, styles and uses of language, but a really uneven one.
Part of the joy of Moorcock is how he blends the cliches of pulp/fantasy fiction with his own weird ideas. In these books that balance got out of whack and the weirdness got out of his control.
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