Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “All the Birds of Hell” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
All the Birds of Hell
 
by
Tanith Lee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

All the Birds of Hell

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
During the nine months he spends as curator, Henrique Tchaikov witnesses the removal of one pair of frozen lovers from the dome of the Dacha, and the arrival of another.
Published 1998
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about All the Birds of Hell, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about All the Birds of Hell

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-33)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Leonard
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
In the fifteenth year of “Industrial Winter,” Henrique Tchaikov arrives as curator in a countryside dacha. In one of the towers, a pair of lovers has taken sleeping pills and committed suicide nine years ago and tourists would come to see their frozen remains. After the military removes the bodies, another couple commits suicide in the same bed and Henrique finds their bodies in the bed the next morning. Then he finishes his tour as curator and returns to the city to resume his life in the endle ...more
Steve
A sad, moving, and beautifully written story. In a time of perpetual winter, it is usually not possible to see sky, the Moon, or even the Sun.

The Industrial Winter, so it was termed.. The belching chimneys and the leaking stations with their cylinders of poison. The rotting hulls along the shore like deadly whales.

Mankind has brought about the equivalent of Nuclear Winter without the bother of nuclear explosions. In a mansion in an un-named place, Henrique Tchaikov takes over the job of curator
...more
Netanella
Jun 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
I love Tanith Lee - her stories are rich and wonderful and magical. This one is no exception. Typical of her style, Lee doesn't tell you where you are but has you feel it through her writing.
Vmaganti
rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2016
Valentina
rated it really liked it
Feb 07, 2013
Raluca
rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2018
Liobhan
rated it it was amazing
Mar 10, 2010
Gemma Files
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2010
Leah
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2010
Kirsten
marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2011
Teigan
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2012
Xdyj
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2012
Olaf Thunderfoot
marked it as to-read
May 11, 2012
Celine
marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2012
Cthulhu's
marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2013
Megan
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2013
Bakru
added it
Nov 20, 2013
Lady
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2014
Jacob Andra
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2014
Shalonne Plummer
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2014
Angela Perpingon
marked it as to-read
Dec 04, 2014
TinaJJones
marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2015
Joyeux
marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2015
Marijke
marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2015
Valtinen
marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2016
Serena W. Sorrell
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2016
Jamie
marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2016
Dave Olsher
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2017
Christopher
marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2017
Liz johnson
marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2017
msleighm
marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2018
DAVID YOUNG
marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1,254 followers
Tanith Lee was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. She was the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories. She also wrote four radio plays broadcast by the BBC and two scripts for the UK, science fiction, cult television series "Blake's 7."
Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a wai
...more