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All Those Vanished Engines Read & download Í 102 Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download In All Those Vanished Engines Paul Park returns to science fiction after a decade spent on the impressive four volume A Princess of Roumania fantasy with an extraordinary intense compressed SF novel in three parts each set in its own alternate history universe The sections are all rooted in Virginia and the Battle of the Crater and are also grounded. reviewsmetaphorosiscom 2 starsAlternate past and alternate future mingle with a proto memoir by Paul ParkI first encountered Paul Park via The Starbridge Chronicles a brilliant SF trilogy that was somewhat opaue even difficult I followed that to Celestis disappointing and The Gospel of Corax very good if surprising in nature When his subseuent series A Princess of Roumania came out I bought it right away excited to at last see another Park novel and about Romania which I know a bit about I wound up as disappointed as I had been excited I read the entire series but it never got better and in fact got worse I found it to be a mess of complex relationships vague mysticism and implausible alternate history Still the Starbridge trilogy sticks with me so I looked forward to reading this new bookPaul Park is like Richard Grant and A A Attanasio one of those authors whose work has both intensity and intelligence an overtly intellectual tone that nonetheless reads well You find yourself giving them the benefit of the doubt on opaue passages willing to belief that maybe there s a layer of subtlety you ve missed Grant does best at bring the intellectual down to earth Attanasio sometimes gets so carried away with layers of meaning that he forgets to offer a comprehensible storyAs for Park I m not sure what he s doing In this novel he s deliberately created layer upon layer upon layer braided interwoven and any other metaphor you can think of They re intensely self referential every character is a creator affecting other realities pasts and futures through a sheer effort of will often expressed via writingThe book comes in several sections In the first two alternate historical narratives are tumbled together deliberately confusing which character is the creator and which the creation if either is at all While an interesting concept I found it difficult to immerse myself in it This not because of the complexity it s possible to get lost but not too hard to keep track of what s happening if you try But I found that often than not after setting the book down I wasn t particularly interested to pick it up again I just didn t much care about the charactersSadly that was just as true of the second section which is again complex meta fiction mixed with what purport to be autobiographical sketches of Park and his family as expressed in a novel written by one of his writing students There s only a mild effort to connect this with the earlier section and I found it all of only mild interestThe final section is told as further memoir by a future Paul Park and draws together the overlapping elements of a literary family There are many persons and many generations in play and I simply didn t have the interest to try to keep them straightPark has taken a couple of concepts and images and repeated them in multiple variations as one might with a musical piece Unfortunately the result is less harmony than cacophony He also gives the appearance of trying to construct a novel from found narratives snippets from his family s old letters and books If they re real they re not well suited to the purpose If they re invented why make them uite so dull Park seems to have overthought and overplanned the book It s hard to tell whether it s a complex conceit that he simply hasn t pulled off or a clever idea that he s struggled too hard to turn into an excercise in self conscious sophistication In either case it didn t work for me It came across instead as a batch of unrelated parts held together with a thin layer of speculative fiction As with Lawrence Durrell s Alexandria uartet there s clearly a lot here that would bring out new perspectives on re reading but I can t see ever wanting to go backI m disappointed especially because I was expecting novel and less memoir even if invented memoir I m also starting to consider the possibility that in factPark is just not as good as I first thought I m still likely to be interested in his next book but if that one s not good I may give upFinally and because this is a novel so determined to be meta fiction it seems only fair to uote some of Park s own language in this review All from an advance reader e copy Traci believed decisively in cause and effect You can always recognize that in an author especially from a sketch Every scene is arranged in careful order Each one has a purpose an approach that Park clearly disdains The mere act of writing something down of organizing something in a line of words involves a clear betrayal of the truth Without alternatives we resort to telling stories coherent narratives involving chains of circumstance causes and effects climactic moments introductions and denouements We can t help it This is clearly meant to be a key theme of the book but the fact is that Park does not provide coherent narratives with clear causes and effects That s intended but it just doesn t work here I turned toward the screen again searching for a way to calm myself and to arrange in my mind these disparate narratives I wish that Park had realized just how disarranged the result remains I always warned students against complexity for its own sake and to consider the virtues of the simple story simply told advice that Park certainly steered clear of in this case It s all meta fiction all the time the best possible summation of the novel I would choose at random various sentences and paragraphs hoping to combine them into a kind of narrative or else whittle them into an arrow of language that might point into the future exactly what Park appears to have done in turning his own family documents into a book NB Received free copy via Net Galley 2018 - 2019 Daily Planner; Get Shit Done: 18-Month Planner, July 2018 – December 2019, 8”x10” novel in three parts each set in its own alternate history universe The sections are all rooted in Virginia and the Battle of the Crater and are also grounded. reviewsmetaphorosiscom 2 starsAlternate past and alternate future mingle with a proto memoir by Paul ParkI first encountered Paul Park via The Starbridge Chronicles a brilliant SF trilogy that was somewhat opaue even difficult I followed that to Celestis disappointing and The Gospel of Corax very good if surprising in La franc-maçonnerie nature When his subseuent series A Princess of Roumania came out I bought it right away excited to at last see another Park Didn't See It Coming novel and about Romania which I know a bit about I wound up as disappointed as I had been excited I read 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All Those Vanished Engines Read & download Í 102 Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download In the real history of the Park family from differing points of view They are all gorgeously imaginative and carefully constructed and reverberate richly with one anotherThe first section is set in the aftermath of the Civil War in a world in which the ueen of the North has negotiated a two nation settlement The second taking place in northwestern Ma. I read a review that indicated this book was pompous and pretentiously unreadable 50 pages in and I had to concede that that was an accurate review I could give many examples of why I thought it sucked but I won t waste any time Either the author publisher and editor were all wasted or I was I m sober straight and sane so I ll let you make the call while I add Paul Park s Civil War reconstruction deconstruction to the list of books I d use as digital toilet paper


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    Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park [All Those Vanished Engines] EBOOK / PDF Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download I am left with one uestion after reading Paul Park's tripartite novella All Those Vanished Engines That uestion is What the fuck? All my other uestions about this strange book can be summed up in that one useful phrase Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration

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    Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park [All Those Vanished Engines] EBOOK / PDF “It’s all meta fiction all the time”“I always warned students against complexity for its own sake and to consider the virtues of the simple story simply told”These two uotes sum up what I found both fascinating and frustrating about this short novel of three inter linked meta narratives by Paul Park On the one hand Park

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    [All Those Vanished Engines] EBOOK / PDF Perfect for fans of William S Burroughs Thomas Pynchon or J G Ballard by which I mean that the narrative involves a semi fictional version of the author multiple stories within stories all of which affect the tenuous reality of the plot unreliable narrators and a hyper sexualized male gaze regarding any female c

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    Read & download All Those Vanished Engines [All Those Vanished Engines] EBOOK / PDF Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park This is one of those cases of a whole being less than the sum of its partsThere is some good writing here I've had Park's 'Princess of Roumania' on by TBR for a while now and I'm not revising my plans to read itHowever this is very explicitly not in the vein of Park's other novels It's of a piece of writing about his novels and a n

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    Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download Read & download All Those Vanished Engines 155Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI was hesitant to start this novel and it is true that the reviews were very mixed and it made me anxious But I think you always have to try a novel by yourself to see how the story really is The synopsis is rather vague so it’s pretty difficult to really know what will happen hereI did not know Paul Park or his other series but it’s true that even if the idea is really intriguing and interesti

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    Read & download All Those Vanished Engines Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park There was very little science fiction in this book Sure science fiction y things were mentioned but while reading it I just felt like the author had just spewed verbal vomit all over the pages I thought the first story was science fiction but the other two partswell I'm not sure what they were supposed to beit was like here I have all these ideasall these thoughts drifting in my mind and I'll try to arrange th

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    Download á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Paul Park [All Those Vanished Engines] EBOOK / PDF Paul Park ¿ 2 Free download It occurs to me that every memoirist and every historian should begin by reminding their readers that the mere act of writing something down of organizing something in a line of words involves a clear betrayal of the truth All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park Pg 173Of the novels I've reviewed in the last year this is by far one of the mos

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  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • All Those Vanished Engines
  • Paul Park
  • English
  • 15 November 2020
  • 9780765375407