by M. John Harrison
Review by Sam Lubell
Spectra Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0553383159
Date: 25 October, 2005 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Some books are plot-oriented, page turners you keep reading to find out what happens next. Others are character-oriented, where the fun in reading is spending time with the people in the book and seeing how they grow and change. A few, especially in the fantasy field are novels of setting in which the reader explores a strange world. In other books, the writing and turn of phrase are the main attractions. But a few books are books of mood; whose writing paints a picture that is sometimes a dream and sometimes a nightmare. Viriconium by M. John Harrison is very much a mood oriented book.