Fain the Sorceror ePUB ï Fain the MOBI :Ú

Fain the Sorceror ePUB ï Fain the MOBI :Ú

Fain the Sorceror [KINDLE] ❆ Fain the Sorceror By Steve Aylett – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Looping through his own past and offending kings and leaders throughout the world Fain searches for the means to wisely direct his new powers His uest grows increasingly vivid as he encounters monster Looping through his own past and offending kings and leaders throughout the world Fain searches for the means to wisely direct his new powers His uest grows increasingly vivid as he encounters monsters mermaids warlocks and autarchs gathering richer understanding with Fain the MOBI :Ú each magic gift With an introduction by Alan Moore Fain the Sorcerer is a dense and mischievous work of shamanic satire.

10 thoughts on “Fain the Sorceror

  1. Seth Seth says:

    If you haven't been exposed to the literary onslaught of Steve Aylett's genius and if you're the kind of person who likes to get in at the shallow end of the pool first Fain the Sorcerer is one of the better places to start Expect the usual Aylett bits brilliant sarcasm on every page nuggets of prose that make you stare at their beauty in every paragraph and a plot theme and moral that sneak up on you while you're staring at all of the shiny words As an experiment with one of the less newcomer friendly Aylett books say Only an Alligator you can read sentences aloud to a friend laugh at their humor and appreciate their construction for upwards of thirty minutes before your friend realizes you're reading sentences in the order they appear in the book Around that time you'll have gotten used to it and suddenly realize that there truly is a plot and that those are characters instead of things that say witticismsAll of which sounds like he's show offy and pyrotechnic for the sake of it but he isn't His language creates an altered world and altered state as much as E R Eddison's Pat Caddigan's or William S Bourroughs And the writing serves to distract you from how many new ideas he's throwing at you per page letting them sink into yoru softened brain instead of bouncing off and stingingSo on to Fain It has a clearly demarcated plot and it introduces characters one at a time and even in roughly their order of importance The story concerns Fain the Gardener who manages to get himself into some trouble with the king and has to become a sorcerer to extricate himself In the first few pages Fain the Gardener has met the king killed the king's fool failed to awaken the king's daughter from her magical slumber he was going to suish a lemon on her nose which might have worked if he weren't being chased by the palace guards because he killed the fool and escaped to a mystic cave where a he cracks the pot of a cranky crackpot really that's what he does and therefore becomes the possessor of three wishesFain is many things but too clever is probably in the top five He uses the wishes wisely the crackpot tells him so time travel knowledge of how to wake the princess and an infinite supply of sardines do seem to cover all the bases and the rest of the book follows from there It's typical of Aylett that the princess a has only been in a magical slumber for one month and b is kept there by boredom; only an original idea can awaken her Fain can come up with the original idea but he seems to have problems getting away from the castle with killing the foolThe bulk of the book is a travel tale as Fain leaves the kingdom and travels to learn the secrets of fools sorcerers and necromancers using his new found powers as needed well and a bunch of other powers but that's the result of too clever time travel and meeting the crackpot the day before for three wishes and the day before that and Along the way we get loads of Aylett's usual social commentary and generally cynical opinion of human nature some classic fairy tale type puzzles and adventures and a loop back to the beginning to face the necromancer Well kind of Let's just say that your understanding of loop beginning necromancer save and confront may have changed but under the new definitions a glorious victory capable of sending six year olds into peaceful slumber as you turn out the lights is hadIt's a great read Fun light none of Aylett's books are heavy to read but this one is probably as light as Bigot Hall and as always infinitely uotableIf you're already an Aylett fan you knew you had to read it when you heard it exists If you haven't read Aylett this is a great place to start If you don't like Aylett drop me a message and tell me why I'm curious; I haven't met any recreational reading type person who doesn't

  2. Lea Lea says:

    Well I just didn't get it At all I'm very new to Aylett having only read The Crime Studio before reading this one I absolutely loved The Crime Studio but I don't know This one just didn't do it for meFain the Sorcerer begins the story as Fain the Gardener how he becomes a sorcerer view spoiler and time traveller and murderer and dragon slayer and etc hide spoiler

  3. Adam Adam says:

    Endlessly inventive parodypastiche of high fantasy a la Lord Dunsany or Jack Vance One of Aylett’s most immediately rewarding text if this was easy and cheap to find it would be a great introduction to his work Plus the Alan Moore intro is a great tributeanalysis of Aylett’s oeuvre Oh and read Seth's super in depth review

  4. Justin Howe Justin Howe says:

    Fantasy novella in the Jack Vance Cugel mode but done in the Aylett style you either think is uproariously funny or you don't get at all If you are the former or not sure in which case I'll say Aylett's work is sort of the prose euivalent of The Mighty Boosh I recommend you check it out

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  6. Raili Randmaa Raili Randmaa says:

    Not sure what I just read Possibly one of the most random books I have read Skipped a lot as it couldn't keep my interest and it felt like x amount of random ideas have been put together into a book Did not enjoy although might be amusing if you generally like books like this

  7. James Goeke James Goeke says:

    Too absurd Silly and descriptive but too much The first third of the book kept my attention but thennot so much Perhaps I'm just not in the mood

  8. Hokomoko Hokomoko says:

    As usual Aylett busts genres and exceeds expectations Here the fairy tale characters and rules are turned on their head by a character who has the ultimate contempt for rules Despite the absolute absence of depth of character in the normal fairy tale story Aylett slowly and constantly introduces pathos Fain is a kind of uixote or Groo Aylett's chapters cover an enormous ground in few words rich in humorous and irreverent near hits and violations of clichés This is clever like Vance humorous like Sheckley and somehow deep like well no one comes to mind Thanks Steve

  9. Caleb Wilson Caleb Wilson says:

    Is part of the classic hero's journey a distillation of knowledge? If I don't know the answer to this uestion does this make me not a hero yet? Fain the Sorcerer is a notch down in terms of pure inscrutable yet aphoristic weirdness from Aylett's The Complete Accomplice and I loved it I think it's what might be seen on a funhouse mirror that happens to be stuck in the corner of a classic hero's journey actually what reflects between two parallel funhouse mirrors

  10. Donald Armfield Donald Armfield says:

    This is weird and a little hard to follow The three stars is mainly for the drag of the story But not in a bad way I read a lot of Aylett's work this one taking a step on a different genre for author Fain The Sorcerer A time traveling fantasy A journey to become ones self I guess you can say Read Recommended

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