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    Iain Pears Æ 7 Characters Read ¼ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Iain Pears Pdf Read Arcadia Author Iain Pears Author Iain Pears 45 starsYou need to have some patience to get the most out of Arcadia There are three separate strands in the book a future sci fi dystopia a medieval feeling fantasy world and 1950s Oxford not forgetting to throw in a little espionage and romance For at least 200 pages the reader has no idea how the three worlds fit together However because the writing is so delightful that never felt like a problem or a chore

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    Iain Pears Æ 7 Characters Read ¼ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Iain Pears Pdf Read Arcadia Author Iain Pears Author Iain Pears An Oxford don is writing a fantasy book like his colleagues Lewis and Tolkien did He’s visited every now and then by a y

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    Download Arcadia Author Iain Pears Read ¼ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Iain Pears Iain Pears Æ 7 Characters A Brilliant Juggling ActScience fiction fantasy and dystopia are not normally my favorite genres But I do respond to intelligence and culture and the ability to dance across boundaries as though they didn't exist And I am

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S aren t difficult to follow He builds his narrative so gradually and keenly that the reader has many revolutions of the wheel to get into the groove of what is happening There s the future a hostile technocracy which can An Oxford don is writing a fantasy book like his colleagues Lewis and Tolkien did He s visited every now and then by a oung girl who helps around the house and who discovers a magic mirror in his basement that leads into a pastoral wonderland almost like the fantasy landscape the don is creating A couple hundred ears in the future a psychomathematician has discovered a portal to parallel universes which are real and has chosen to hide in one

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she s The magic mirror is hers which she left in the don s basement after travelling "Back In Time There "in time There also a oung lad training to be a Storyteller which is some kind of priest I m 20% of the way into this 600 page doorstopper and I m giving up here This is well past the 50 page limit I usually allow for a book to convince me it s worth continuing with There s no story nada zip Just these boring characters who aren t doing anything The don reads his fantasy crap to colleagues in a pub then sits about his house with his fat cat eating sponge cake The girl meets some passed out traveller and listens to the don patronise her The kid in training to be a priest sees a ghost and is patronised by his teachers Come on What is Iain Pears doing The psychomathematician s chapters were vaguely interesting particularly the glimpse into the parallel world where Nixon became President not JFK Even then though what was the point And most of the time her future science dystopia into tedious office politics There s also a much publicised app to accompany the novel All it is is the novel which Bird Habitats in Britain you have to purchase piecemeal laid out differently with the plot lines visually laid out allowing the reader to select which pathways they want to read it Apparently Pears vision was to create multiple versions of Arcadia to give each reader a different reading experience Ambitious sure but the finished article just looks gimmicky and underwhelming particularly as it s far less innovative than it would haveou believe I read Iain Pears An Instance of the Fingerpost when it first came out and loved it A post English Civil War whodunit told from the perspective of four different narrators where it was up to the reader to decide who was telling the truth a superb mystery Arcadia though is sprawling tedium much like its namesake written by Sir Philip Sidney in Elizabethan times who is referenced in the text I don t know what the story is why I should care nor am I interested in any of the characters I m not about to force myself through several hundred pages of this crap so long Arcadia The most entertaining Shakespearean time travel dystopian science fantasy spy thriller romance I ve read in that terribly overcrowded genre Someone much smarter than I wrote this book Iain Pears must be brilliant This is a time travel other worlds extravaganza It s a complete mind scramble It s our brain on drugs a psychedelic romp through the past present and future and a treatise about the otherworldliness of time itselfThe main thesis seems to be that time is a modern construct made so we can move about the world in an orderly fashion but it s not real The author explains it well in this passage What is condemned in this brutal age as dementia senility and worse is in fact a substantial step forward which aligns the mind rather accurately with reality than our normal state Children have little sense of time not do the very old They live in an ever present now which stretches into the past and off into the futureAnyway I have made it sound rather dull and dry but this book is tons of fun It includes time travel storytellers strong smart women violence spies from the cold war romance and dastardly weird villains 45 starsYou need to have some patience to get the most out of Arcadia There are three separate strands in the book a future sci fi dystopia a medieval feeling fantasy world and 1950s Oxford not forgetting to throw in a little espionage and romance For at least 200 pages the reader has no idea how the three worlds fit together However because the writing is so delightful that never felt like a problem or a chore and slowly seeing how everything fitted together was rather lovely The book is full of literary and cultural references but these are subtle and playful rather than self consciously clever The characters are well developed and in particular it was great to have such amazing female characters of different age A Brilliant Juggling ActScience fiction fantasy and dystopia are not normally my favorite genres But I do respond to intelligence and culture and the ability to dance across boundaries as though they didn t exist And I am a sucker for a good story well told with interesting characters all guided by a strong moral sense tha. Here progress is controlled by a corrupt ruling elite the brilliant scientist Angela Meerson has discovered the potential of a powerful new machine When the authorities come knocking she will make an important decision one that will reverberate through all these different lives and worl. Ndrous delightful enchanting All of these words are too small and "commonly used to explain my reaction to this beautiful book It s one of the best books I ve read all "used to explain my reaction to this beautiful book It s one of the best books I ve read all and I will revisit it often I ve decided that goodreads needs to create invisible shelving because I can t properly shelve this one and keep it spoiler freeThis wonderful story starts with a man named Henry meeting with some friends and discussing the books that each wants to write As Henry is writing his story we get to see what he s writing through scenes in his fantasy world However things get really strange really uickly because we see Henry s real world interacting with his imagined world It s very difficult at first to tell what is real and what is imagined and it takes uite awhile to get the answer There are so many ways I m tempted to tackle this review nearly as many ways as there is to read this novel and that s not a bad thing Indeed it means that there s so much going on in here that I simply want to keep talking aboutI could simply say that I was delighted and I can continue to be enthusiastic about this novel for ages but instead I ll try a few of my ideas out perhaps calling it the Cloud Atlas that s better than Cloud Atlas pulling together a narrative that is not only interesting but actually makes a lot of sense in the final pull through unlike Mitchell s rather overhyped mainstream SFIndeed Pears points us right at potential problems and says hey look at this I m going meta but rather than just dancing around the issue I m going to give ou background reason plot development and even foundation as to WHY this meta is not only necessary but why it is delightful to the crafting of the entire tale And it is Very much soBecause what we ve got is a fine literary blending of the key and core beauties of what made up pastoral literature back in its heyday its beauty its undercurrents of politics its transpositions of topics both obvious and subtle with what turns out to be a detailed historical spy novel couched within the omnipresent and omniscient black machine of a dystopian future society getting caught up in the potential nightmare of having just discovered time travelSo let s look at this pastoral historical spy fiction hard SFCome on Who can t appreciate this It s not only literary it s beautifully drawn and interesting with great characters and an inherent time travel potential paradox tragedy that threatens to destroy all universes I m not joking This is the kind of thing I live for And ou know what s great It takes its time showing the wonder and the beauty of all the things we should care about or hate even as we slowly realize just how much is at stake It just gets worse because we re in the slowly boiling pot getting to know everyone and everything as if we just don t need to worry about speedAnd we getting to know everyone and everything as if we just don t need to worry about speedAnd we t This isn t a plot driven novel Or rather it is a plot driven novel just so long as ou are a spider placing a rather large web creating outer circles along different characters and settings and slowly moving inward until a razor like focus pinpoints the little monster of a fly threatening to unravel the entire web And by then Riders of the Sea you re invested in that web As for characters I really enjoyed them all but the ones I really focused on was Angela and Lytten We could say that Lytten is the main Main Character even if he s the unconscious spider but I have to make an addendum to my estimation and point the Main Character finger fully at Rosalind the inestimable and glorious pastoral fairy ueen the most perfect of Shakespeare s women otherwise known as that mischievous kid next door who sometimes takes care of Lytten s fat catWhat a surpriseAs for the SF parts all of which usually get my engines moving I rather enjoyed this take on time travel It really kicks the legs out on a lot of the paradoxical struts and mainstays of the physics and makes for a really cool tale Am I reminded of Heinlein s Number of the Beast Maybe And as for allou people who love to see Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters your favorite works of the imagination come to lifeou re in for a sweet ride too This one caught me tooI will be rather sad if this book doesn t eventually get the kind of cult recognition it deserves Remember even Dune went pretty much unrecognized for five Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) years before the cult following blew it out of the water This isn t the same kind of book mindou but it really needs that cult following It s clever complicated literary very imaginative and its blurb doesn t come close to doing it any justice at allWhy aren t ou reading it What an utterly delightful absorbing tale this is one that blends several genres although technically it would be speculative fiction It s light in tone but complex in plotting and is adventurous romantic suspenseful and rich in time honored themesor wait I mean time travel themes with a parallel universe Pears creates a world or worlds so thoroughly believable and accessible that even the convolution. S through a doorway in his cellar and into a stunning and unfamiliar bucolic landscape remarkably like the fantasy world Lytten is writing about There she meets a oung boy named Jay who is about to embark on a journey that will change both their lives Elsewhere in a distopian society

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It was the teenager rather than the adult in me that enjoyed this Arcadia is a novel brimming with mischief a kind of YA romp featuring stories within stories time travel and alternative universes As I understood it the novel is like a dramatised archaeological dig in search of the beginning and the end of its own story It s not going to be easy to summarise the plot premise but here we go Professor Henry Lytten a retired Oxford Don nurtures the ambition to write a novel about a rural arcadia called Anterworld He has compiled pages and pages of notes but never uite managed to forge his extensive notes into a story Angela "Meerson is a researcher in a dystopian future who has created a portal to parallel "is a researcher in a dystopian future who has created a portal to parallel except it turns out to be a time machine She travels back to the 20th century where she meets Henry and steals his ideas for Anterworld which she uses as a kind of prototype for her continuing uest to create a parallel universe The portal is hidden in Henry s basement A oung girl called Rosie accidentally enters the portal while looking for Henry s missing cat and finds herself in Anterworld Her arrival plays havoc with the elementary rules of causation previously existent Meanwhile Angela s employer sends a man into the machine to find Angela and arch villain Zoffany Oldmaster who wishes to employ Angela s discovery for his apocalyptic ends is hunting for Angela s daughter who is a renegade in the new society where emotion is forbidden The most fun part of the book is Anterworld where the storyteller is the most revered figure in society and the Story is what gives everyone s lives order and meaning Pears has lots of fun here weaving in literary references most notably Shakespeare s As You Like It the frivolous but wise tone of which he employs throughout his depiction of this rural feudal world The prose is simplistic as is the depiction of relationships There s no psychology no insights into what makes people tick The descriptive writing is very generic almost lazy Detail is often ignored or sketched in with a single brushstroke All Pears creative energy is channelled into the design of this book which is very clever You could say the most fundamental art of the storyteller is to work out where a story begins and where it ends Pears ingeniously keeps us guessing where his story begins and ends until the last chapter And read 4 was just as wonderful I love this book This book has become one of my go to books when I really want to get lost in something I ve now read it four times and I can comfortably say that it s one of my top 5 favorite books everAs I was reading this I was trying to figure out what makes it so perfect for me I love the humor the characters the literary references the plot the story It s a perfect book The humor is definitely my favorite It s that wonderful understated humor instead of the annoying Look at me typeThe book starts out with a moment in a pastoral setting where a boy sees an apparition Then it switches to the POV of a man named Henry Lytten the man who is writing the pastoral story He s had a goal Of Writing A Fantasy Novel But He writing a fantasy novel but he it to be a uniue work that gets rid of all of the tripe in other fantasy novels He wants something originalThings get very confusing very uickly and I honestly had no idea what was going on the first time I read the beginning of this Now of course it just makes it that much fun to be in on it Really really fun It s a difficult book to describe however because so much of it is a potential spoiler The story weaves in and out of the past present and future and often what we learn doesn t come into the story until much later in the story It s also very difficult to decide whether this one is sci fi or fantasy There s a major science component in the time travelling psycho mathematician Angela Meerson However the science boils down to something that I think would really irritate hard sci fi lovers despite her extraordinarily detailed description of exactly what is happening On the fantasy end of things all we really have is a story that takes place in a pastoral setting There s no magic dragons swordplay or pretty much anything that would make it 100% fantasy The world that Meerson comes from is a dystopia but the discussion from Henry s side is all about how to write a fantasy novel while he s putting his thoughts into action I ve had other books that were hard to define but not other ones where my opinion changes every time I read the bookIt s a rare book that I can read and reread and a rarer book that I can read three times in a ear Actually I don t think I ve ever done that one beforeThe audiobook is ably narrated by John Lee and Jayne Entwhistle and I would be hard pressed to choose between the print and audio editions of this It s such a wonderful and brilliant book and I really must read the other two books I own by this author The problem is that I just keep picking this one up Wonderful wo. In Cold War England Professor Henry Lytten having renounced a career in espionage is writing a fantasy novel that dares to imagine a world less fraught than his own He finds an unlikely confidante in Rosie an inuisitive oung neighbor who while chasing after Lytten's cat one day stumble. Arcadia Author Iain Pears