Book Reviews of Observatory Mansions : A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

Observatory Mansions : A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Observatory Mansions A Novel - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Edward Carey
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ISBN-13: 9780375709234
ISBN-10: 0375709231
Publication Date: 2/5/2002
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a truly original work of fiction, with extremely quirky characters, in a rather strange but provocative book. I found this novel quite interesting, especially in its themes about human differences and human isolation because of them. I devoured it, but slowly, so that I could get everything I could from every word. The main character's job in life is to be a "living statue," both as a street performer and a wax-museum dummy. I learned a lot about what it means to risk, just from the protagenist's occupation of risking nothing. A great read!
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This is a very strange but engaging look into the lives of some curious people.
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This was one of the most original and weirdest books I've read in a long time and I couldn't put it down! If you're looking for something different, this is your book. It's a tragic short of story with a happish ending. I'm shocked with everyone else that this is Edward Carey's first book. I can't wait to see what else he has done.