Doorways in the Sand

Doorways in the Sand The Most Humorous And Arguably The Finest Novel By The Master Of Inventive Science Fiction Humanity Is Not Alone In The Cosmos The Aliens Have Given A Precious Relic To The People Of Earth Star Stone But The Harmony Of The Galaxy Is Endangered When They Discover That The Star Stone Has Disappeared Likeable Fred Cassidy Is An Eternal Undergraduate All He Thinks He Knows About The Star Stone Is That It Came To Earth In An Interplanetary Trade For The Mona Lisa And The British Crown Jewels When Fred Is Accused Of Stealing The Cosmic Artefact, He Is Pursued From Australia To Greenwich Village And Beyond, By Telepathic Psychologists, Extra Terrestrial Hoodlums And Galactic Police In Disguise Follow Him On His Adventures As He Enters Multiple Realities, Flipping In And Out Of Alien Perspectives, Through Doorways In The Sand. I had forgotten this gem until a question on a Zelazny recommendation sent me to my shelves to rediscover this blend of Alice in Wonderland and crime caper Set in an Earth very similar to our own, aliens have made contact and invited us to join the galactic federation As a token of sincerity, we re participating
You know, a part of me really wishes I could have pulled off the same trick the book s protagonist did for 13 years remain a perpetual student supported by a cryogenically frozen uncle, free to expand my horizons, create Lobachevsky worthy mathematical odes to beauty, and not ever having to graduate to the real adult worldLet there be an end to thought Thus do I refute Descartes I sprawled, not a cogito or a sum to my nameHowever, when the real adult world comes equipped with aliens u You know, a part of me really wishes I could have pulled off the same trick the book s protagonist did for 13 years remain a perpetual student supported by a cryogenically frozen uncle, free to expand my horizons, create Lobachevsky worthy mathematical odes to beauty, and not ever having to graduate to the real adult worldLet there be an end to thought Thus do I refute Descartes I sprawled, not a cogito or a sum to my nameHowever, when the real adult world comes equipped with aliens undercover as a wombat and a kangaroo, even the prospect of potential never ending student life pales in comparison.This Hugo and Nebula Awards nominee is a treasure hiding behind the funky 1970s paperback cover It s wickedly smart and wickedly hilarious, and even its gimmicky structureeach chapter ends on a cliffhanger, and the following chapter picks up the story a while later and eventually works its way ba
4.5 stars In the 180 pages of this zany, funny and intelligent SF novel, Roger Zelazny tells the story of Fred Cassidy, an eternal college student doing his level best to never graduate, who gets caught up in a strange mystery of a missing alien artifact, the star stone, which has no known purpose Nevertheless, several players both human and alien are convinced that Fred knowsabout the location of the star stone than he does, and are willing to use deadly force to get an answer out o 4.5 stars In the 180 pages of this zany, funny and intelligent SF novel, Roger Zelazny tells the story of Fred Cassidy, an eternal college student doing his level best to never graduate, who gets caught up in a strange mystery of a missing alien artifact, the star stone, which has no known purpose Nevertheless, several players both human and alien are convinced that Fred knowsabout the location of the star stone than he does, and are willing to use deadly force to get an answer out
Actual rating 18 stars More or less. This book is impossible to review Okay, so my buddy reading colleagues seem to have managed it, but that s only because they sold their soul to the devil in exchange for inspiration are superiorly intelligent, while I am naught but a lowly, somewhat fishbrained crustacean So if you want to read an actual review for this book, take a trip to Our Lord and Master s Canadian Sugar Shack, My Super Hot Dearest of Wives Most Titillating Abode or The Obscure Bir Actual rating 18 stars More or less. This book is impossible to review Okay, so my buddy reading colleagues seem to have managed it, but that s only because they sold their soul to the devil in exchange for inspiration are superiorly intelligent, while I am naught but a lowly, somewhat fishbrained crustacean So if you want to read an actual review for this book, take a trip to Our Lord and Master s Canadian Sugar Shack, My Super Hot Dearest of Wives Most Titillating Abode or The Obscure Bird of Gloom s Occult Aerielinks to come so stay tuned and stuff Now if you want to read a fascinating if a tiny little bit disjointed list of some of the fairly wacky stuff that makes this book one of the best I ve ever read in the entirety of
5 Yeah, we are the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group and I wonder what has taken me so long to read any of his stuffEnter, pray In which order O bless this house, by all means, first It could use a little grace Bless, I said, stepping inI am not sure how to start this review, nor what to write really So, the blessing seemed like a good way to enter I loved every second of this book Every page, every chapter and every sentence I even loved the inconsistencies i 5 Yeah, we are the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group and I wonder what has taken me so long to read any of his stuffEnter, pray In which order O bless this house, by all means, first It could use a little grace Bless, I said, stepping inI am not sure how to start this review, nor what to write really So, the
Review updated on December, 5 2017.A group read with some of my greatest friends Choko, Tadiana, and Sarah I will addpeople to the list when they finish their reading Fred Cassidy is a normal student as normal as Zelazny s characters can be His uncle provided him with good money for college until he graduates if he maintains a full time status, so no wonder that guy does everything not to He was successful avoiding finishing the college for eighteen years changing majors just in tim Review updated on December, 5 2017.A group read with some of my greatest friends Choko, Tadiana, and Sarah I will addpeople to the list when they finish their reading Fred Cassidy is a normal student as normal as Zelazny s characters can be His uncle provided him with good money for college until he graduates if he maintains a full time status, so no wonder that guy does everything not to He was successful avoiding finishing the college for eighteen years changing majors just in time before he fulfills a graduation requirement for a particular department Currently he has a problem as his is about to run out of classes offered Fred also likes walking on the roofs of tall buildings later he managed to outdo himself by climbing famous Sydney Opera House In short, he is a pretty normal average student yeah, right One night his former adviser broke into his apartment and tried to beat him up for no apparent reason It gets much weirder after this Sufficient to say it is
What the heck I m not an acrophiliac perpetual student with a penchant for pilfering sentient stones, but after re reading this book, I kinda want to be If managing to avoid getting a degree in 13 years while still maintaining a full course load can be considered a special kind of genius, then our MC has it, but wait This is just the beginning Zelazny writes beautifully, with curious and curiouser language, puns, poetry, and slight perfidy, if the last line in the novel is anything to judg What the heck I m not an acrophiliac perpetual student with a penchant for pilfering sentient stones, but
Where do I start Fred Cassidy is a college student and has been for the past 17 years due to a loophole in his late uncle s will Fred is a compulsive climber and a thorn in the side of the administration who would like nothingthan for him to graduate so they can get on with their lives Long story short, an alien artifact goes missing and a lot of p
Reread Apr2011 Still a good, fun read I was sick needed something upbeat relaxing Zelazny to the rescue again I don t know how many times I ve read this, but each time his poetic prose wry sense of humor have made it a treat.Dec2007 One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors It s an action packed mystery SF Our hero, Fred, is as average as any Zelazny character that is to say while he has no extraordinary powers, his sanity, habits life philosophy are Reread Apr2011 Still a good, fun read I was sick needed something upbeat relaxing Zelazny to the rescue again I don t know how many times I ve read this, but each time his poetic prose wry sense of humor have made it a treat.Dec2007 One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors It s an action packed mystery SF Our h
5 Reasons To Read Doorways in the Sandyou can also read this post on my blogReason 1 We Are Talking Assassin s Creed Scifi Here The main character climbs buildings to relax You could find him on the roof of a university campus building on a quiet evening any day In fact, the campus has even come up with specific rules regarding this, because of him I don t know about you, but it only makes me think of thisReason 2 Oh My Gosh, The Aliens They are so refreshing The aliens dres5 Reasons To Read Doorways in the Sandyou can also read this post on my blogReason 1 We Are Talking Assassin s Creed Scifi Here The main character climbs buildings to relax You could find him on the roof of a

✶ Doorways in the Sand  Epub ✹ Author Roger Zelazny – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 185 pages
  • Doorways in the Sand
  • Roger Zelazny
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 006014789X