Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Phisiognomy by Jeffrey Ford

Very, very weird. I disliked Cley so much it was hard to believe in his redemption, but he was interesting to read about, sort of like the pleasure one might take in seeing a bug disected.

Odd how ideas keep cropping up, once you've noticed them. The memory building, for example. I came across the idea first in Wolfe's Soldier books; it was a greek temple of memory then, very appropriate. Then the memory house in Little, Big, and then here an entire memory city made flesh. I'd like to construct my own memory building. What would it be? Memory cottage? Appartment or condo? An entire memory library?

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