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Animal Money by Michael Cisco
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it was amazing
bookshelves: not-on-cwmars, not-available-on-kindle, books-i-own, read-fantasy-and-horror

This was a weird, weird book. And I loved it.

The conceit is that there is some version of the world where economists are also politicians, but also religious figures? Maybe? And there's a new form of money being proposed that is never completely explained in a coherent fashion, but involves animals, and since it threatens the order of the world in some way, there's of course competing interests and murder and mayhem.

And since this isn't a traditional narrative by any measure, there are giant diversions into histories and short stories and meta references to this very book and its publication and at some point I just stopped thinking about it and enjoyed the ride.

It's pure chaos in a distilled, readable package. I've never read anything like it and likely won't ever again, and I wish I could.
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Reading Progress

December 27, 2015 – Shelved
December 27, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 27, 2015 – Shelved as: not-on-cwmars
December 27, 2015 – Shelved as: not-available-on-kindle
January 29, 2018 – Started Reading
February 21, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-own
February 21, 2018 – Shelved as: read-fantasy-and-horror
February 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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