This is an unbelievably amazing collection of stories. As always, Attanasio writes with such amazing style and description that the reader is instantly lost within the tale being spun. He is a master craftsman with the ability to spin the English language into something beautiful, poetic, scary, mysterious, and awe-inspiring. The stories featured are diverse, each with poetic charm, and each have the ability to send the mind off into imaginative ecstasy. I highly recommend this novel, but also the other novels this master has sculpted. Every novel he has written, thus far, exhibits the same mastery of the language, mind-bending stories, and offer something more than just a story. That something else involves, I feel, a psychological trip and evaluation of ones self. Many of his novels, Solis for example, offer a sort of spiritual pathway in which the reader could expand as a person. In my opinion, Attanasio is up there with some of the greatest authors the 21st century including Phillip K. Dick and Aldous Huxley.
Anticipating yet another amazing novel,