Salamanders of the Silk Road

Salamanders of the Silk Road Prester John is a legend He s a relic of medieval folklore a character from a series of garbled tales that span eras and continents like an epic game of telephone He inhabits a world stuffed full of
  • Title: Salamanders of the Silk Road
  • Author: Christopher Smith
  • ISBN: 9781941360088
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Salamanders of the Silk Road
    Prester John is a legend He s a relic of medieval folklore, a character from a series of garbled tales that span eras and continents like an epic game of telephone He inhabits a world stuffed full of Cyclopes and malevolent rivers, rocs and gryphons and sciapods and salamanders.Now, he s an unemployed surreal estate agent headed down to a mildew infested beach house offPrester John is a legend He s a relic of medieval folklore, a character from a series of garbled tales that span eras and continents like an epic game of telephone He inhabits a world stuffed full of Cyclopes and malevolent rivers, rocs and gryphons and sciapods and salamanders.Now, he s an unemployed surreal estate agent headed down to a mildew infested beach house off the coast of Florida, where he can brood over his past and seek a way out of his endless existence.About the author Christopher Smith was born on the blood red clay of North Alabama and raised on the concrete sprawl of South Jersey He has a master s degree in English from Auburn University, where he met his future wife, Kate, at the college newspaper Smith lives in Clarksville, TN, where he works as an editor at The Tennessean This is his first novel.
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  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith was born on the blood red clay of North Alabama and raised on the concrete sprawl of South Jersey He has a master s degree in English from Auburn University, where he met his future wife, Kate, at the college newspaper Smith lives in Clarksville, Tenn and works as an editor at The Tennessean in Nashville This is his debut novel.

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  • I struggled for quite a while as to how to review this book It is not quite like any book I have ever read, the closest example I can think of being _One Hundred Years of Solitude_ by Gabriel Garc a M rquez, a book which I started to read for a local book club a few years back but in all honesty did not finish It was my first and this is now my second exposure to a subgenre genre of literature known as magical realism or magic realism , and it is a not a type of literature I really seek out, as [...]


  • Bummed about this one I really wanted to like it, but couldn t outlast the blatant sexism Guys, I m not particularly thin skinned, but this is the 21st century I m over it I generally finish any book that really captures my attention, flaws or no But sometimes a novel s pros don t outweigh its cons, and I regrettably add it to the shelf of books I ve given up on It s always a shame.


  • Going in, I did not realize that this book fit the category of magical realism I was thrown off for a few chapters but settled in nicely as things began to unfold The details of the world are not laid out nice and neat in the beginning While this makes for a rough start for the reader, it worked nicely, keeping my interest through the whole book The story alternates between the present and the past of Prester John As the book progresses you discover details that were only mentioned in the begin [...]



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