With its politics, passions, corruption and vice, this quartet of novels is set in war-time Alexandria. The experimental form presents the narrative from different view points, allowing the story to unfold gradually.With its politics, passions, corruption and vice, this quartet of novels is set in war-time Alexandria. The experimental form presents the narrative from different view points, allowing the story to unfold gradually.Read Less
New. 0525477950 Box and four books in excellent new condition. Covers have very little shelf wear. No spine seams. No remainder mark. Pages are clean with No markings and No dog-ears. Trade Paperbacks.
Lyrical, evocative, great reading -- but have a dictionary close at hand!
Jun 16, 2011
Justine is a baffling, absorbing whirlwind of a book. It sometimes seems as if it were only half thought out;a sketch or outline but this only adds to the allure of the book. After reading, no not reading, experiencing Justine, you want to know more-more about her, Alexandria and the whole area. Balthazar is not as poetic but so much more is expanded upon. It is as if in Justine you are able to see and smell a beautiful grove of fig trees and Balthazar you indulge in their sweet secrets.
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