Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Clute Reviews THREE DAYS TO NEVER

For you Tim Powers fans. Here.

Three Days to Never is, pretty clearly, a thematic consort of Declare, its immediate predecessor in Powers' canon, but although the new tale shares that novel's immurement in the mortal coils of 20th-century history, it reads as a counterfactual to Powers' previous unsparing insistence that the past 100 years or so of human life on this planet have been lived in the heart of darkness of theological abomination. Three Days to Never is a dance out of stymie; it is a 12-step to daylight.

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