Die Glasbücher der Traumfresser

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  • Gordon Dahlquist
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About the Author: Gordon Dahlquist

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  1. mark monday says:

    top ten things i like that are at least tangentially associated with Glass Books of the Dream Eaters 1 STEAMPUNKis there aill suited name for a subgenre what exactly is punk rock about corsets or guns or victorian morals or dirigibles gack that was the sound that just came out of my mouth when considering the word steampunk still, i love the genre despite its name.2 GLASSOnce I had a love and it was a gasSoon turned out had a heart of glassSeemed like the real thing, only to findM top ten things i like that are at least tangentially associated with Glass Books of the Dream Eaters 1 STEAMPUNKis there aill suited name for a subgenre what exactly is punk rock about corsets or guns or victorian morals or dirigibles gack that was the sound that just came out of my mouth when considering the word steampunk still, i love the genre despite its name.2 GLASSOnce I had a love and it was a gasSoon turned out had a heart of glassSeemed like the real thing, only to findMuch of mistrust, love s gone behind how true, oh how true poor Miss Temple.3 BOOKhere s a list within a list top ten adventures in reading that you can also weightlift in no particular order 1 Bellefleur A Bloodsmoor Romance Mysteries of Winturthurn 2 A Dance to the Music of Time 3 Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell 4 The Raj Quartet 5 The Flounder 6 Remembrance of Things Past 7 A Suitable Boy 8 Porius A Glastonbury Romance you ll never get to read again 9 Gormenghast etc 10 The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters4 DREAMonce i worked with a lady by the name of cody in many ways, not a person dreamy in temperament a former cheerleader, a steely sorority girl, a lover of the branded men from the campus black fraternity one day i asked her What Is Your Favorite Part Of Life i m not sure why i asked her this lame question, but i did her honest response, after much consideration When I m Asleep when she saw my surprise, she continued by explaining that she loved to sleep because that was when she was able to dream 20 years later, i was reminded of her when reading Glass Books the idea of a dream life one that encompasses all of the adventures you know that you ll never have is transformed into the novel s concept of other,glamorous and dangerous, and erotic experiences that can be shared and devoured by others, as dreams springing from books it is an enormously fertile concept a too short sequence that depicts the heroine s engulfment within a book of such dreams is one of the novel s highlights a darkly vivid and mysterious rush of intriguing imagery and thrilling experience.5 EATi love details in books that may be why i really appreciate longer novels rather than shorter ones i love excessive description of decor, food, clothing, music, motivation, thought process i like the journey to be long, not rushed, a journey that is so thoroughly detailed that i feel i ve truly entered another world, especially if it is a world that i don t want to leave any time soon i eat those details up this novel a feast.6 FEISTY HEROINESare they a clich yet i surely hope not, but they are probably a centuries old clich by now still, Glass Books features a dream of a feisty heroine Celestial Temple, Celeste to her confidantes and Miss Temple to domestic staff and strange men it is always an enjoyable thing to find a heroine who kills her adversaries with barely a second thought and with no tedious soul searching or hand wringing, and no tormented feelings of guilt to be wrestled with either some assholes are just worth killing and not worrying about it, well at least the ones in Glass Books Miss Temple s various examples of bad assery are combined with the delicate yearnings of a Jane Austen heroine and a meticulous attention to detail and correct behavior out of both Austen and Wharton it is a fetching combination and one that is happily not transformed into complete cartoonishness one of theenjoyable amusements in the novel is her ongoing contemplation of whether or not her brief dream submergence within a harlot s graphic sexual encounters somehow made her less of a virgin, and if the continued and often breathless contemplation of those acts make her a woman of experience or simply sort of a slut.7 CLASS WARFAREit is the war that happens around all of us constantly, yet is there a war that iseasily ignored or hidden that is one of the virtues of many English novels, particularly those works that describe the colonial experience class warfare is often at the forefront class warfare is also at the root of the Cardinal Chang character, his eyes hideously scarred by some unnamed nobleman s whip, not an asian actually his nickname is a cruel racist joke at his eyes expense , and on a lifelong mission to define himself in opposition to those in power constantly chafing and reacting to the slightest hint of snobbery or condescension from the upper classes the chapters that detail his perspective include some of thepassionate and snappy renunciations that i ve read lately regarding the moneyed power brokers, the political shot callers, and the glamorously idle rich it s always nice to read about a committed bolshevist who isn t a wingnut even better, he s also an assassin for hire 8 ARROGANCE BROUGHT LOWthe third major character is Doctor Svenson, and he is a portrait of how to get the last word with folks who consider themselves your betters less political than Chang, a double agent, prone to vertigo when confronted with heights, a man forlorn over the premature death of his lady loveand a doctor who seriously does not take any shit from any person at any time this is not a tough guy in the vein of Chang he is less wish fulfillment for the reader andof a reader stand in, full of insecurity and self doubt well, there s still plenty of wish fulfillment to be had when pressed, he acts decisively and aggressively, and the chapters from his perspective are rife with condescending sneers to those who would condescend to him, assorted petty and mean spirited put downs tossed at his antagonists, haughty disdain towards those in authority, constant baiting of the various villains best of all, he never lacks for a large wad of spit to be hawked and hurled at his antagonists, often at the moment of his eminent demise and yet such a gentleman, of the old school he is my favorite character in the novel.9 LONG LAVISH NOVELSno offense to any of my pals, but i sure do get tired at whining over novels that are too long come on already, grow a pair take the day off, call in sick they ll believe you if you do it two days in a row immerse yourself in a long novel, like you would in a glass book of dreams abandon yourself to wordiness, literariness, lavish characterization, lush description you deserve it stop being such a pussy pussycat that is you know, they have such short attention spans.10 TERRIFYING WOMEN MADE ALL OF BLUE GLASS WHO PROJECT THEIR DREAMS AND CAN CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTSthis novel includes them they re pretty great

  2. Angela says:

    Finally finished this book Phew After a very promising and intriguing first chapter, for me it unfortunately went downhill Practically all the characters, with distracting unpronouncable names, are introduced in the second chapter making it impossible to remember who is who I ended up writing them down on a piece of paper The book is bogged down with overly detailed descriptions of buildings, places etc which are unnecessary in many cases.There are too many convenient coincidences, like d Finally finished this book Phew After a very promising and intriguing first chapter, for me it unfortunately went downhill Practically all the characters, with distracting unpronouncable names, are introduced in the second chapter making it impossible to remember who is who I ended up writing them down on a piece of paper The book is bogged down with overly detailed descriptions of buildings, places etc which are unnecessary in many cases.There are too many convenient coincidences, like doors which are always locked are suddenly found unlocked, and too many sentences slipped in to explain the unbelievable.I got the feeling many times that I was watching one of those Hollywood films where the characters have been shot, stabbed, drowned, suffocated and they still keep going I was exhausted by the end, which took me a long time to get to as I lost interest half way through.The author is a playwright apparenty and is obviously a big Poe fan, which I m not really, so maybe that explains my reaction.One last thing, the title explains the whole mystery of the story

  3. Victoria says:

    Not one to shy away from long books, I found both the title and inside flap description of this book to be quite intriguing Unfortunately, those were the only redeeming qualities of this 760 page book The editors must have fallen asleep reading their copy as many times as I did and just didn t want to admit it This book needs an editor Creatively chopping it in half and selling it in parts as they did with the trade paperback version is NOT editing The book is simply WAY too long Even th Not one to shy away from long books, I found both the title and inside flap description of this book to be quite intriguing Unfortunately, those were the only redeeming qualities of this 760 page book The editors must have fallen asleep reading their copy as many times as I did and just didn t want to admit it This book needs an editor Creatively chopping it in half and selling it in parts as they did with the trade paperback version is NOT editing The book is simply WAY too long Even the sentences drag on and on and on To approach eight hundred pages successfully, the only thing readers should be complaining about is that the book is so heavy that forced breaks for your arms to recover are a nuisance Here, I just wish that I hadn t bothered to finish it The entire text is so heavily bogged down with irrelevant detail after irrelevant detail Quickly, it became an absolute chore to read.It would have been an intriguing story if it had stronger characters like the main character, Miss Temple, for example she is a 25 year old who seemed like a spinsterish 60 year old virginal nun it was amazing how many times I had to remind myself of her actual age when she bent down without spraining a joint that weren t so utterly unbelievable And the mix of real places with fictitious ones wouldn t have been so infuriating if it had only once mentioned the name of the land they were supposed to be in England seems most likely Either way, these potential improvements hardly matter the book has been published I ve never fallen asleep while readingeven textbooks arestimulating reading than this The best part of the book Having finished it The only explanation for all the extraneous detail is showmanship and to add to the odd tone but all it did was drag out a plot that would have been much stronger had it been genuinelysuspenseful This is one of the books that I genuinely regret wasting my time with Please don t waste yours

  4. Cristin says:

    Set in Edwardian England, Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is one part adventure, one part fantasy and two parts completely demented and I mean this as a compliment.Apparently, many people are undecided about how to rate this book From what I ve observed, people either love it, hate it, or are filled with begrudging indifference Apart from all of the scoffing and the grossly superfluous use of the word cabal Dahlquist manages to write a very interesting and unlikely trio of heroes This Set in Edwardian England, Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is one part adventure, one part fantasy and two parts completely demented and I mean this as a compliment.Apparently, many people are undecided about how to rate this book From what I ve observed, people either love it, hate it, or are filled with begrudging indifference Apart from all of the scoffing and the grossly superfluous use of the word cabal Dahlquist manages to write a very interesting and unlikely trio of heroes This trio, consisting of the spirited Miss Celeste Temple, the formidable Cardinal Chang, and the endearing Dr.Abelard Svenson who are united in fighting against a profoundly determined group of fanatic villains, provide Dahlquist s otherwise convoluted premise a great deal of vivacity and charm.This is clearly the author s first novel and I think the editor was heavily sedated when he or she was suggesting changes I agree with anyone who believes that this book could have beenpowerful had it been condensed to about 5 to 600 pages Celeste, Chang and Svenson, however, will linger in my mind and provoke my lips to curl into a side smile What great characters I hope Dahlquist writes another adventure including all three characters, expanding on their relationships and interactions with one another

  5. Les says:

    My, oh my was this exactly as promised I picked up this book because I misread the review from the Daily Mail on the back I thought it read an exotically charged, rip roaring adventure It does not In actuality it reads an erotically charged, rip roaring adventure Nevertheless, every rave review from a UK newspaper on the back was so very right This is an incredibly intricate plot that weaves together three protagonists, whom combined make one very unlikely cabal of heros With excel My, oh my was this exactly as promised I picked up this book because I misread the review from the Daily Mail on the back I thought it read an exotically charged, rip roaring adventure It does not In actuality it reads an erotically charged, rip roaring adventure Nevertheless, every rave review from a UK newspaper on the back was so very right This is an incredibly intricate plot that weaves together three protagonists, whom combined make one very unlikely cabal of heros With excellently crafted anticipation schemes may favourite told from alternating points of view, this book, much like some of the content it delivers, lets one watch the same scene from various perspectives, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions about the truth The plot of Dream Eaters flies while the book is made much longer by the multiple perspective approach, the plot never fails to keep moving, delivering action and contemplation steadily Our cabal of heros Miss Temple picture a Mary Poppins type personality, just a touchbadass, Cardinal Change the coconut of the group tough on the outside only, and Doctor Svenson the lovable do gooder military man always provide for a new twist or turn.Top this off which creative, intelligent, and vaguely Biblical styled villains, and you have the creative genius that is The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, of which my only complaint was that the text was too damn small

  6. Blair says:

    A fascinating book which demanded my full attention and quite a lot of time, but was well worth it It s quite difficult to explain what it s about without giving away crucial details of the plot the nature of the mystery at the book s heart isn t revealed until a significant way through , but it s at turns thrilling, scary, and erotic, and most of all compelling A big, juicy, labyrinthine novel, full of suspense and intrigue one to really get your teeth into Quite brilliant.

  7. Alan says:

    This is a hefty volume over 750 pages in hardcover whose elegant, fluid prose is of consistently high quality throughout complex, bold and even witty Frankly, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters would be a tremendous achievement even if it weren t also a ripping good yarn This is Dahlquist s first published novel, and he writes with an assurance beyond his years and experience.Dahlquist establishes a trio of disparate, unlikely but likeable protagonists for his story diminutive but stron This is a hefty volume over 750 pages in hardcover whose elegant, fluid prose is of consistently high quality throughout complex, bold and even witty Frankly, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters would be a tremendous achievement even if it weren t also a ripping good yarn This is Dahlquist s first published novel, and he writes with an assurance beyond his years and experience.Dahlquist establishes a trio of disparate, unlikely but likeable protagonists for his story diminutive but strong willed Celeste Temple, raised a child of privilege on a tropical island before being transplanted to London Cardinal Chang, a scarred mercenary of the London streets and Captain Surgeon Abelard Svenson, personal physician to the Crown Prince of the Duchy of Macklenburg Svenson is in London for the Prince s wedding to the beautiful Lydia Vandaariff Each character and I have only named a fraction of the host of individuals crowding these pages is unique and interesting Swapping viewpoints with aplomb, Dahlquist advances the story through each successive pair of eyes.Temple, Chang and Svenson find themselves united in opposition to a vast and shadowy conspiracy the best kind, at least for fictional purposes Britain s rich and powerful are doing extremely uncharacteristic things an atmosphere of bold licentiousness quite at odds with Victorian propriety prevails on the train to Harschmort where we first meet Miss Temple, and things get stranger from there There is a mysterious Process, alchemical or scientific in nature, which seems to involve sheets of strange blue glass the Glass Books of the title.This book occupies much the same spot in my mental catalogue as Susanna Clarke s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell not that they re very similar in detail, but they do both treat of a Victorian England colored with strange happenings, and they do share a delight in the precise use of the English language in all its complex glory, something of a rarity in these dark days.The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is not by any means a perfect book, nor one for all audiences The violence in Dahlquist s decadent Victorian world is frequent, graphic and often cartoonish as is the sex But I was, as local music critic Charles Mudede says in quite another context, at once disturbed by the violence and drawn to the beauty It s Tricky, the Portland Mercury March 26, 2009 , p 17.While I was finishing my second reading of this novel during a vacation in Port Townsend, Washington, not far from Dahlquist s origins, I was delighted to discover, entirely serendipitously, that he has also written a sequel, The Dark Volume, in which at least some of the characters from his first book make another appearance I ll be picking that one up too, I do believe

  8. Donna says:

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters were my first introduction to the genre of Steampunk Fantasy , or maybe it s the first book of that genre as it is certainly unlike anything I ve read before Regardless of what other reviewers have written here, I myself could not put it down talk about downright fun escapism Written in the style of a gaslight era seriel novel it had everything mystery and suspense, action, sex with a healthy dose of fetishism , shockingly evil yet somehow strangely allu The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters were my first introduction to the genre of Steampunk Fantasy , or maybe it s the first book of that genre as it is certainly unlike anything I ve read before Regardless of what other reviewers have written here, I myself could not put it down talk about downright fun escapism Written in the style of a gaslight era seriel novel it had everything mystery and suspense, action, sex with a healthy dose of fetishism , shockingly evil yet somehow strangely alluring villians with plans for world domination, the burgeoning of an unlikely romance, and plenty of cliff hanger moments I found I really cared about the three main protoganists who join together to save themselves and the world Miss Temple, the quintessential no nonsense, proper lady who discovers a darker, wilder, side of herself Cardinal Chang, the mysterious, poetry loving, and quite deadly, assassin who finds himself drawn to Miss Temple And of course the haunted and gallant Dr Svenson Admittedly, there were a few somewhat slow passages but not enough to put me off and most of the book waslike a gothic rollercoaster ride through a house of toungue in cheek horrors I did not read the book until the two volume paperback editions were published and when I reached the end of Volume I, I immediately went to the bookstore for volume II This novel and it s sequel, The Dark Volume, are singlehandedly responsible for my failure to do any spring cleaning this year Dahlquists unique style may not be for everyone but I am hoping for a third installment

  9. Hilary says:

    If I were in a good mood, I would call this a sprawling behemoth of a novel If I were not, I would refer to it as maundering tosh In either case I can tell you for a fact that I got bored and skipped about 200 pages as it s over 700 pages long, I m still counting it as read , if only for the hours I ll never get back , and still managed to keep up with the plot This is largely because it s written from three points of view, and any time the characters meet they are at pains to tell one anot If I were in a good mood, I would call this a sprawling behemoth of a novel If I were not, I would refer to it as maundering tosh In either case I can tell you for a fact that I got bored and skipped about 200 pages as it s over 700 pages long, I m still counting it as read , if only for the hours I ll never get back , and still managed to keep up with the plot This is largely because it s written from three points of view, and any time the characters meet they are at pains to tell one another what s been happening in their particular story thread, usually in some detail Somewhere within those 700 pages there is material for a halfway decent graphic novel Elsewhere there is a heck of a lot of padding Oh, and here and there some would be erotic bits, apparently thrown in at random, and which have all the effect of a five year old saying fuck at the dinner table Yes, dear, very shocking, now put it away and finish your broccoli

  10. Carla Krueger says:

    A difficult book to rate because it has many positive qualities The writer s effort and technical skill cannot be faulted One of the best elements of the book are the incredibly detailed descriptions of people, places, buildings and motives, but for me the storyline itself grew to be disappointing and repetitive The pacing is certainly fast and if you like pure action it might be enough, but the events that happens are too similar to other events that have already happened to maintain the exc A difficult book to rate because it has many positive qualities The writer s effort and technical skill cannot be faulted One of the best elements of the book are the incredibly detailed descriptions of people, places, buildings and motives, but for me the storyline itself grew to be disappointing and repetitive The pacing is certainly fast and if you like pure action it might be enough, but the events that happens are too similar to other events that have already happened to maintain the excitement Some of the ideas are incredible and well judged the glass books and what they can do is a brilliant concept but this seems to be what the rest of the story is flimsily clinging to After that, regardless of all the energy and detail painstakingly pumped into it, the reality of Glass Books is that it ends up a bit flat.Cardinal Change is a highly enticing character, by far the best I looked forward to passages describing his thoughts, intentions, fears when he suffered them and his unstoppable criminal techniques That he can escape almost any scenario is just about believable and some of his tactics are utterly enthralling He s a true anti hero and it s easy to accept his faults, which cannot be said for the other two lead characters who get less believable as they progress Fantasy or not, Miss Temple s and Svenson s abilities, decisions and luck are less uncanny,laughable.About halfway through the book, I realised something was missing I wasn t feeling anything for anyone except maybe a touch of respect for Chang Miss Temple is stuck up and frustrating Svenson sits around thinking about his past when he s in immediate danger It just doesn t work I was also thoroughly fed up of racing, at a predictably jaw dropping speed along another or was it the same corridor The buildings started to blur into one another The quick deaths became ten a penny There were far too many characters to keep in my head The blue glass women felt stupidly fake and clearly constructed to shock, yet had the opposite effect I physically groaned with irritation every time they appeared, clanking about like zombies The dirigible is almost as bad as the glass women and what happens on it a complete let down I can take a lot in a book, but the ending of this one tested me It also demonstrated that no matter how brilliant you are as a writer, no matter how well you can describe a character or a place, the storyline is king.Overall, a real shame, because the first chapter I hate to say this, but the bit needed to hook agents, publishers and, ultimately, readers is superb quality, genuinely exciting, mysterious and unpredictable This is a classic example of someone trying so hard it goes awry The book is massive and wrongly so Its size is not, as some newspaper reviewers suggest, a benefit or a bonus By the end, a myriad characters are scoffing, rasping, sputtering and shooting guns all over the place Fun, perhaps, but flawed