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Glamour (GollanczF.) [Paperback]

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4.0 out of 5 stars in the glamour of our wishes...... April 9 2004
Format:Paperback
.... we hope that our real selves will not become visible (p212 Abacus edition).
My friends never understand that I am untroubled when I observe that often I go unnoticed. I have even shown the effect to my wife when we encountered a friend coming the other way. It doesn't disturb me - as a young person I thought people were deliberately looking the other way, but now I know better.
Having said that I hasten to add the I don't believe even in a small measure the fantasy that Christopher Priest weaves in this novel. But does he weave a fantasy at all? Even after this second reading I am unsure where reality sits. But it is a wonderful read, reflecting as it does on visibility (wanted and unwanted) and invisibility (not being seen or noticed, wanted or unwanted).
Other recommended titles:
Christopher Priest: 'The Affirmation', 'The Separation'
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chris Priest understands fear, despair and powerlessness Sept. 4 2000
By C. Brockwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Have you ever felt the joy of locking your door behind you and shutting the world out? Feeling the relief of aloneness and privacy? What if there might be someone there, watching you. But you can't see them. What if you could never be sure? How would you feel?
The author seemed able to take the familiar feelings of being ignored, disenfranchised, excluded, feeling as if you somehow live in a parallel world unable to take part in the world proper, and elevate these to an art form. the characters have the necessary despair and desolation in their spirits to convince you and have the appearance of living reasonably normal lives. However, they don't. The work is perhaps something of an allegory in that the characters experience some of the same problems with which we are all familiar, although to a pathological degree.
The book starts slowly but quickly becomes very compelling and, while being typical of Chris Priest's work insofar as it's low key in it's method, it's frightening in its implications and builds to a terrifying conclusion. I was able easily to suspend my disbelief and was for a while afterwards visited by disquieting thoughts similiar to those provoked when I first read 1984.
Tremendously enjoyable and a very good work.
4.0 out of 5 stars New spin on unvisibility Nov. 20 2012
By Henry H - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It looks like a "normal" novel/ I take about half the book to get that it is a unique SF book. Not hard core , technical one but a more philosophical one. A real twist on the unvisibilyy aspect of living and the reality of visibility life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars in the glamour of our wishes...... April 9 2004
By A. G. Plumb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
.... we hope that our real selves will not become visible (p212 Abacus edition).

I don't believe, even in a small measure, the fantasy that Christopher Priest weaves in this novel - the fantasy that some people can become truly invisible, unseeable. But does he weave a fantasy at all? Even after this second reading I am unsure where reality sits.

My friends never understand that I am untroubled when I observe that often I go unnoticed. I have even shown the effect to my wife when we encountered a friend coming the other way. It doesn't disturb me - as a young person I thought people were deliberately looking the other way, but now I know better. Sometimes it is possible that people simply don't see - and perhaps the person not seen does have some input into that.

This book is a wonderful read, reflecting as it does on visibility (wanted and unwanted) and invisibility (not being seen or noticed, wanted or unwanted).

Other recommended titles:
Christopher Priest: 'The Affirmation', 'The Separation'
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