Rena Katzune (professorkatze) wrote in bookish,
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Vellum by Hal Duncan

Title: Vellum
Author: Hal Duncan
Genre: Fantasy by way of extremely experimental.
Rating: 5/5

Summary a la back of book: It's 2017 and angels and demons walk the earth. Once they were human; now they are unkin, transformed by the ancient machine-code language of reality itself. They seek The Book of All Hours [not true, btw - the Book is a major plot point for one character only], the mythical tome within which the blueprint for all reality is transcribed, which has been lost somewhere in the Vellum - the vast realm of eternity upon which our world is a mere scratch.
The Vellum, where the unkin are gathering for war.
The Vellum, where a fallen angel and a
renegade devil are about to settle and age-old feud.
The Vellum, where the past, present, and future will collide with ancient worlds and myths.
And the Vellum will burn ...

I never expected to give the book such a high rating. When I picked it up, I thought it would be a fun, quick read with the usual good-guy, bad-guy plot.
Okay, so in all fairness (to me), the synopsis totally doesn't do it justice - understandable, since the book is nearly impossible to describe, though I'll try.

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