PublishAmerica, 2004 - 164 pagina's
aThe Miradors is the most persuasive portrait of what we traditionally refer to as amadnessa that Iave ever read a frightening, hilarious and beautifully written, all at once. Mr. Sherman pulls up the curtain on this place we so unreflectively inhabit, and shows us all the dark matter our physics tell us is there, but that we can never see. And, he does so with so much laughter and humaneness that, well a] yes, indeed, things look a little different now.aA strong narrative line, but without the usual point A to point B to point C cause-and-effect progression. The Miradors is more impressionistic, and therefore more in keeping with the real nature of an experience that is, by definition, outside our usual causal progression.aA wonderful prose-poem a] a harrowing hell of a good ride.a ~ Richard Adams Carey, Author, Against the Tide and Ravenas Children
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Pagina 7 - Was it a twenty-four-hour day? BRADY. The Bible says it was a day. DRUMMOND. There wasn't any sun. How do you know how long it was? BRADY (determined). The Bible says it was a day. DRUMMOND. A normal day, a literal day, a twenty-four-hour day?
Pagina 15 - ... court with a deep well, and the cisterns are said to be a prolific source of gnats and musquitoes ; the ground floors consist of warehouses ; on the first story are counting-houses and kitchens; while the principal residence is up two pair of stairs. The roofs are flat, covered with a hard cement, and few are without a mirador, or turret, for the purpose of commanding a view of the sea.