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Desolation Road by Ian McDonald, 1988

Desolation Road by Ian McDonald, 1988

Reviewed by Library Journal: Founded by accident in the Martian desert by a scientist obsessed with the nature of time, the town of DesolationRoad grows from a whistle stop on the Bethlehem Ares Railroad to a stronghold of freedom ranged against the ROTECH bureaucracy. The loves, hates, and intrigues of the town's residents come to life and build to a vivid climax in this compellingly executed novel. In Empire Dreams , McDonald's craft as a storyteller takes on smaller dimensions but remains intact. Ranging from the inner torment of Vincent Van Gogh (``Unfinished Portrait of the King of Pain by Van Gogh'') to a young boy's private battle for life in modern Belfast (``Empire Dreams''), the author finds evidence of the fantastic in unlikely settings. Both books are highly recommended. JC

Source of review: NoveList Plus - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=neh&tg=UI&an=044256&site=novp-live

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