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“Jake Camp starts with an exotic island where social conventions are bent or abandoned and where linguistic invention is a way of life, mixes in characters that are somewhat beyond the fringe but not freakish, adds a dash of philosophy to keep you questioning everything, ladles it out with a style as fresh and salty as the sea that swells under every scene, and serves up a ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, Large Print, 184 pages
Published May 19th 2016 by Double Dragon eBooks
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Lynne Rhine
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A short but deceptively deep read. On the surface, Facticity Blues is whimsical, but underneath there are layered meanings with many philosophical references.
Haselrig
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This really rattled my cage and saved me from slipping into a Swedish mystery coma from the novel I read just before turning to this. It reads a bit like Alex Garland's The Beach somewhere before original sin with James Doohan as your spirit animal. Just plain cool.

Facticity Blues is a short novel with a lot going on under the hood just asking to be re-read periodically just to see what nugget stands out the second or third time around. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for something smart and
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Donna Foster
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is the weirdest book I have ever read.
Standupphilosopher
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A facinating and entertaining novel of ideas, employing parallel narratives that follow comic travelogues, and provides, with a light touch, philosophical and psychological insights in equal measure. Fantastical elements are integrated with the realistic experiences of the characters, who encounter alternative ways of living on the island of Sombra. The inhabitants (Sombrarians), have utopian aspirations, which fall prey to the complexity and frailty of human desires and endeavors. Underlying ...more
Suzanne Sotzing
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I did enjoy this book, but I found it to be WAY out there. I'd love to stay on an island where the rules are: that there are no rules. That there is no work on Mondays or Tuesdays. That Scrabble is taken ever so seriously and you can even make up your own words...if you can explain what the word means and it relates to the free-wheeling island life. The book went in so many directions sprinkled with incredible occurrences, (and random interjections from Scotty of the Starship Enterprise no ...more
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