An absolutely wonderful series of novellas - the most affecting of Cunningham's works, combining the profound poetry of Whitman with beautiful, uncanny renderings of America during different time periods. Definitely worth a read!
It's too much related to Washington way of life and politics.
This is the first of Cunningham's novels that I've read, and while genre fiction is not my usual preference, I enjoyed this novel thoroughly. I think "In the Machine" and "The Children's Crusade" were the strongest entries, though that may well be because I'm not particularly a sci-fi fan (that being said, though, I still shed a tear at the end of the "Like Beauty"). The idea of Walt Whitman's poetry (among other things) connecting the three stories is a clever idea, though I feel the credulity of it was being pushed, especially in the final story. The writing was amazing though, and I wm willing to forgive so many things in lieu of good writing....Continua