Sylvow

Sylvow In the city of Sylvow brother and sister Claudia and Leo Vestra made a childhood promise to each other he would look after the plants and she would look after the animals Unlike most promises both o

  • Title: Sylvow
  • Author: DouglasThompson
  • ISBN: 9780956214775
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the city of Sylvow, brother and sister Claudia and Leo Vestra made a childhood promise to each other he would look after the plants and she would look after the animals Unlike most promises, both of these were kept each in their own way Claudia is now a vet looking after pampered pets or putting down strays and leading a mundane life in the city Leo, on the otheIn the city of Sylvow, brother and sister Claudia and Leo Vestra made a childhood promise to each other he would look after the plants and she would look after the animals Unlike most promises, both of these were kept each in their own way Claudia is now a vet looking after pampered pets or putting down strays and leading a mundane life in the city Leo, on the other hand, disenchanted with modern urban life, has abruptly abandoned his wife and disappeared into the surrounding forest, his only contact with the outside world being a sequence of dramatic and prophetic letters increasingly convinced that a semi sentient natural world is preparing to rebel against its human irritants Nature is a strange thing although we have done an amazing job of cataloguing and observing it, we still know very little about it Nature always surprises and always changes, especially under an external influence such as humanity s devastating effect on the environment This book follows its cast of characters through a spectacular clash between everyday life and life on the evolutionary scale as society dissolves and is stripped away under the onslaught of surreal environmental disaster Douglas Thompson has dug deep into the inevitable guilt that we all feel, as a culture species, for the disastrous state of civilization and its effect on both ourselves and the world around us in the process touching on elements as diverse as literary surrealism, philosophical tract, horror, disaster novel and visionary science fiction.

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    1. DouglasThompson

      Douglas Thompson s short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, most recently Ambit, Postscripts, and New Writing Scotland He won the Grolsch Herald Question of Style Award in 1989 and second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007 His first book, Ultrameta , was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize, and shortlisted for the BFS Best Newcomer Award His critically acclaimed second novel, Sylvow , was published in autumn 2010, also from Eibonvale A third novel Apoidea was released from The Exaggerated Press in 2011, a fourth Mechagnosis is due from Dog Horn in September 2012, and a fifth Entanglement is due from Elsewhen Press as an e book from August 2012, and as a paperback from November 2012,

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    1. Douglas Thompson's Sylvow is a science fiction book, which contains several different kind of elements: philosophy, science fiction, horror and surrealism. Although Sylvow is science fiction, it's also possible to call it weird fiction or literary surrealism, because the story is weird. The structure of this book is interesting, because there's an interlude chapter in the middle of the book.The events take place in the city of Sylvow, which is an imaginary city in Northern Europe. According to t [...]


    2. One of the most extraordinary reading experiences I've had in years. The breadth of imaginative construction, especially in the latter half of the book when the city becomes colonized, is eye-popping. If I have a genuine disappointment to air I think it would be that the final chapters in which the world has changed radically from the start of the story are dealt with too quickly. I wanted to explore this new world more, and I especially wanted to hear more about what became of Veronika (the boo [...]


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