Saturday, January 2, 2016

A mystery wrapped in Sumerian mythology and trapped in time

Salvage and Demolition by Tim Powers

Genre: Science fiction / fantasy

A strong novella from Tim Powers involving Sumerian myth, time travel, and a love story. Richard Blanzac, a rare books dealer, receives a new lot of books that contains a manuscript by a little-known beat poet from the late 1950s. The manuscript has some mystical properties and Richard finds the answers to the mysteries surrounding the manuscript in his current time and in 1957. Very worth the few hours it takes to read. As with many of Powers' books, this book is beautifully rendered and will likely become a rare collector's item itself. 

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