An Evil Guest

An Evil Guest

Book - 2008
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Lovecraft meets Blade Runner in a stand-alone supernatural horror novel. 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 the story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious private detective and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, a 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. The rich man is the angel of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are otherevils. As Lovecraft said, "That is not dead which can eternal lie."

Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765360977
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 24 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.

Feb 09, 2010

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

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