The Vorrh (Vorrh Trilogy #1)

Author: Brian Catling
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  • : $22.95(AUD)
  • : 9781473606630
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : June 2016
  • : 22.99
  • : July 2016
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  • : Brian Catling
  • : Paperback
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'A benchmark not just for imaginative writing but for the human imagination in itself...Read this book, and marvel.' Alan Moore


'A work of genius.' Iain Sinclair


'Brian Catling is simply a genius. His writing is so extraordinary it hurts.' Terry Gilliam


In the tradition of China MiƩville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling's The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk.


In B. Catling's twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken - their hard shells cracked by human desire - and an inquisitive Cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions. Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, the forest which sucks souls and wipes minds. There, a writer heads out on a giddy mission to experience otherness, fallen angels observe humanity from afar, and two hunters - one carrying a bow carved from his lover, the other a charmed Lee-Enfield rifle - fight to the end.


Thousands of miles away, famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge attempts to capture the ultimate truth, as rifle heiress Sarah Winchester erects a house to protect her from the spirits of her gun's victims.s.