The City of Folding Faces review ✓ 3



10 thoughts on “The City of Folding Faces

  1. says:

    I can clearly recall my brain doing a jellied backflip the first time that I read Neuromancer those first 30 pages rewiri

  2. says:

    A phenomenology of contemporary reading Oscar Wilde said that only shallow people do not judge by appearances In the library I plucked a strange little book from the new shelf It's glossy white and almost hand sized It has a strange bluish oran

  3. says:

    I knew when I picked up this book that it might be literary fiction than science fiction The packaging isn't traditional sf and the back cover description looked like weird fiction than the rigorous working out of some spec

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    I wasn’t held captive by this book’s plot It was theme and milieu all the way Prose too now that I think about it It’s beautifully written but its ideas are what stickI have already told at least a couple of people about this book and I have a feeling its ideas are going to continue to lingerHeady thick stuff

  5. says:

    This book was so unexpected in its direction but thoroughly enjoyable I love the idea of the Ruga and the Casino a play on both hard sci fi tropes and nuanced relatable issues of isolation and connecting are here in abundance not to mention wonderful writing Looking forward to what is next from the author

  6. says:

    I'm not sure what I just read At first I suspected it was a metaphor for existential angst but now I don't know

  7. says:

    I enjoyed the world building and uestions about identityself brought up throughout the book The central plot characters and narrative writing wereless strong and seemed used to insert these uestions than have their own meaningpurpose

  8. says:

    Very interesting I'm not sure if I 100% understand happened but I enjoyed it It's short and probably would be even better on a reread It reminded me a bit of Philip K Dick not so much in style but in content I look forward to seeing f

  9. says:

    Incredible exploration of affect and renewal

  10. says:

    This is a very nebulous book one that I appreciate than I can say I enjoyed While not as psychedelic as William S Burroughs

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read Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Jayinee Basu

“After returning from the system each morning Mara of Folding PDF #180 forgot who she had been the day before Every day showed her a new world”At the mysterious research facility known only as the Casino anyone can play Roulette but it’s not a game for The City eBook #209 the faint of heart Those who upload themselves into the system expand their consciousness far beyond natural human limits But when they return to their bodies and the everyday world they struggle to function finding their memories their speech and ev. I knew when I picked up this book that it might be literary fiction than science fiction The packaging isn t traditional sf and the back cover description looked like weird fiction than the rigorous working out of some speculative ideasIt turned out I was right but there is a sizeable amount of future neuroscience in the book along with some interesting ideas about the nature of self if you were able to see yourself as an entity in four dimensional space time Basu also adds in commentary on fashion and marketing and a glimpse at how human society could bifurcate given enough neural differences in the population But the plot feels like a modern short story a uick glimpse of characters and strangely incomplete resolutions I wanted detail and explanation but that may just be my wish for a book that is less literary and genre driven

review The City of Folding Faces

The City of Folding Faces

En their City of Folding Kindle #207 dreams changed beyond recognitionLike many who have played Roulette and fallen into a state of profound dimensional dysphoria Mara chooses to undergo a cutting edge body modification surgery which by changing the very structure of her face promises to give her a language for expressing the inexpressible And so she joins a growing subculture the Ruga who thanks to the surgery can communicate with each other through infinite permutations of facial colorations and wrinkles Among themselves. I m not sure what I just read At first I suspected it was a metaphor for existential angst but now I don t know

read Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Jayinee Basu

The Ruga can express with satisfying clarity the way they now experience the world with the side effect that they are increasingly cut off from the rest of humanityBut Mara still wants to communicate her experience to the non Ruga people who matter most to her especially her boyfriend Arlo As she feels him slipping away she undertakes radical changes in her life in order to hold on It is through her struggle to remain connected to him that she at last discovers a way to adapt living with a divergent psyche in a linear world. I enjoyed the world building and uestions about identityself brought up throughout the book The central plot characters and narrative writing wereless strong and seemed used to insert these uestions than have their own meaningpurpose