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Forced Perspectives

(Vickery and Castine #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Why did Cecil B. DeMille really bury the Pharaohs Palace set after he filmed The Ten Commandments in 1923?

Fugitives Sebastian Vickery and Ingrid Castine find themselves plunged into the supernatural secrets of Los Angeles from Satanic indie movies of the 60s, to the unqiet La Brea Tar Pits at midnight, to the haunted Sunken
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Baen
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Jeff Miller
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Five stars because this goes into my reread list. Not that it is in the highest rank of his novels, but still very enjoyable and so inventive.
Michael Davis
PRIOR TO READING: Impossible to describe how excited I was to find that Powers had a new book coming out TODAY. It has some of the characters from past stories, and even just a few pages in I can tell its going to be stellar. Cat wait for it all to unfold, and to see what new sorts of weirdness and cross-world travel and communications will come into play.

POST-READ: I dont know if its because of the very strange state we all find ourselves in with the COVID-19 situation, and all the social
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Things I Liked:

* It was a Tim Powers book, and the fertility of his imagination just amazes me. I had never heard of an egregore and thought it was a great concept.

* The characters were fun and their dialog was done well.

* I am very partial to Los Angeles and California settings.

Things I Did Not Like:

* The detailed exposition of driving around got a bit wearing after a while, and actually slowed the pacing down.

Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Tim Power and I could rate 5 stars his shopping list.
I loved, loved, loved this story and read it as fast as I could.
Mr Power is a master storyteller and this story has all the elements that make me love his book.
It was an excellent read, highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Powers takes us back to his world of LA freeways and ghosts in Forced Perspectives, his follow-up to 2018's Alternate Routes. He brings back our heros, Vickery and Castine and a few other characters from his earlier book to combat a new threat. Fun and clever, this book is just another reason Powers is on my immediate buy list.
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Timothy Thomas Powers is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Powers has won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare.

Most of Powers's novels are "secret histories": he uses actual, documented historical events featuring famous people, but shows another view of them in which occult or supernatural factors heavily influence the motivations

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