June 27th, 2004

bookies

Book: Emerald Eyes / The Long Run

Author: Daniel Keys Moran

Details: This is a slightly odd small press limited edition with two novels and a short story bound together. lethargic_man started explaining how he came by it, and then we got distracted so I never quite found out the whole story. Anyway, it doesn't have a normal title page with the information I usually look for in commercially published books, and doesn't appear to have an ISBN. What I can find out is: it's (c) 1987, 1989, 1998 Daniel Keys Moran; it was published by Queen of Angels in the US, presumably in 1998 though that's not mentioned. (The website listed for them doesn't appear to have anything on it but a picture of the World Trade Center, which doesn't help me very much.) Anyway here are a random edition of Emerald Eyes and one of The Long Run on Allconsuming.

Verdict: Emerald Eyes and particularly The Long Run are at least partially successful, although not really my thing.

Reasons for reading it: lethargic_man raves about it a lot.

How it came into my hands: As is probably obvious from the above, lethargic_man lent it to me.

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Having said all that, Emerald Eyes is very easy to read despite its problems, and The Long Run is absolutely gripping, even if it's not the kind of book I particularly seek out normally.
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