An Evil Guest

An Evil Guest

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Baker & Taylor
A tale set a century into the future finds an actress confronting ancient and supernatural forces while struggling to choose between her two lovers, a sorcerer private detective who launches her career and a mysterious man of wealth who appears with her in a play.

McMillan Palgrave
Lovecraft mets Blade Runner. This is a stand-alone supernatural horror novel with a 30s noir atmosphere. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants--and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award winner, Soldier of Sidon, and his stunning Pirate Freedom, Wolfe turns to the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of supernatural horror.

Set a hundred years in the future, An Evil Guest is a story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious sorcerer and private detective, and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided--perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. And the rich man is the benefactor of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said, "That is not dead which can eternal lie."


Blackwell North Amer
An Evil Guest is a stand-alone supernatural horror novel in the Lovecraftian tradition with a 1930s noir atmosphere. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants - and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award winner. Soldier of Sidon, and his recent, stunning Pirate Freedom, Wolfe turns to the tradition of H. P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of cosmic horror.
Set a hundred years in the future. An Evil Guest is a story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious private detective and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided - perhaps she loves them both. The detective, who is some kind of wizard, helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. And the rich man is the angel of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong, Money can he an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said. "That is not dead which can eternal lie."

Baker
& Taylor

A tale set a century into the future finds an actress confronting ancient and supernatural forces while struggling to choose between her two lovers, a sorcerer private detective who launches her career and a mysterious man of wealth who appears with her in a play. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765321336
0765321335
Branch Call Number: SciFic Wolfe
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 25 cm

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Jul 10, 2012

It was a struggle to finish this book. The conversation was inane, the plot boring. I didn't care for the characters, and we were given only a glimpse of the one interesting character in the book. This book received rave reviews, so maybe I'm just not intellectual enough to grasp the greatness of this book. Or maybe the emperor isn't wearing any clothing.

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jerry247
Feb 09, 2010

good stuff. if you don't like pulpy and noir then stay away!

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