So these characters keep coming back through different times and places. Sometimes they are factory workers, sometimes androids.
But it all works beautifully with Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
I bought this book when it was first published and never made it past the first 20 pages. For some reason, though, it survives multiple purges, including one inspired by Maria Kondo.
Halfway though now and I find myself reading it as a meditation on life and individuality. Guess I was finally ready for it.
A strange genre-bending book that takes you on a surreal ride through three (sort of) linked (kind of) novellas, skipping from historical to crime-thriller to sci-fi. The first two were incredible and the Children's Crusade was chilling. The third seemed a step too far, less compelling, a little too clichéd but the final pages were heartbreaking. Not my favourite Cunningham but his prose is as lyrical and wonderful as ever
This book has been on my shelf for a long time and I am so grateful to have finally taken the plunge and read it. Beautifully written novellas - 3 of them united by all being set in New York. One story is in the past, one the present and one in the future. Almost impossible to pick my favourite....although if I have to pick it would be "Like Beauty" the story set 150 years in the future.