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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis CHARACTERS The Alteration The Alteration Surely one of the most imaginative and oddest novels I’ve ever read a striking cross between believe it or not Anthony Trollope and Philip K Dick as if Kingsley Amis wrote his novel on the weekends after sipping tea and chatting with Mr Septimus Harding from Trollope’s The Warden on Monday Wednesday and Friday and enjoyi

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    CHARACTERS The Alteration Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis Nuts Cojones Balls Balls Balls Balls If you're going to read The Alteration get used to thinking about testicles Amis could just as easily have titled this book Never Mind the Bollocks or most aptly considering the main drama of the narrativ

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    CHARACTERS The Alteration Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis I pick up Kingsley Amis with some trepidation fearing misogyny than the recommended daily allowance But this wa

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis Off With His BallsOr maybe another alternate title What PKD would have written if he was mired in Lutherism and he wanted to write something to counteract the hedonistic oddity that was Gravity's RainbowSeriously this is what Philip K Dick would have written if he was focused on Popes and the total emasculation of humanity And rather than Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow we've got a ton of snipping or at least talk of snippin

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    Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Kingsley Amis EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis Very good Very clever use of historical figures and cultural references Those historical and cultural nods do make it a very

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Kingsley Amis EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY Before this I had only read a little of Lucky Jim and Kingsley Amis seemed a little too macho and mean spirited a writer for me This book has that feel too but it is still pretty good This is an alternate history narrative like Philip Roth's The Plot Against America Events take place in a social conservative's we

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis Kingsley Amis does sci fi well If you're willing to call this sci fi which I'm sure many aren't But whether you want to call it genre or not Amis gets into the mood with this book and does what sci fi or speculative fiction is meant imagines a world very different from own In this one the Reformation never happened Luther became pope England stayed Catholic And the world is therefore a much backward place Sci

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    CHARACTERS The Alteration EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis This alternate history novel was given me as a birthday gift Well chosen it was It is cited by Philip K Dick as possibly the best of the genre and introduced in this edition by William Gibson both of whom appear indirectly within it Dick I'd imagine liked its context that being of a contemporary western world dominated by a reactionary and repressive Roman Catholic Church Gibson praises it exaggerating a bit as

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Alteration] AUTHOR Kingsley Amis What an incredibly ingenious noveland what an incredible story This book is a good lesson in not being swayed by genera classification or any classification for that matter when deciding what to read Although listed as alternative history or

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  • Paperback
  • 204
  • The Alteration
  • Kingsley Amis
  • English
  • 03 December 2018
  • 9780881844320

CHARACTERS The Alteration

SUMMARY The Alteration ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY CHARACTERS The Alteration At lies in store for him and how he deals with the whirlpool of piety menace terror and passion that he soon finds himself in are the subject of a classic piece of counterfactual fiction eual to Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle The Alteration won the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel in 1976 This alternate history novel was given me as a birthday gift Well chosen it was It is cited by Philip K Dick as possibly the best of the genre and introduced in this edition by William Gibson both of whom appear indirectly within it Dick I d imagine liked its context that being of a contemporary western world dominated by a reactionary and repressive Roman Catholic Church Gibson praises it exaggerating a bit as representative of steampunk literature I note it as being erudite subtle and ironicMy major complaint about this novel is that its portrayal of its protagonist a ten year old boy is hard to believe A gifted singer and composer a junior Mozart as it were young Hubert is also gifted in speech and manner so much so that he seems at times an adult in disguise

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SUMMARY The Alteration ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY CHARACTERS The Alteration In Kingsley Amis’s virtuoso foray into virtual history it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century Stephen the Third the king of England has just died and Mass Mozart’s second reuiem is about to be sung The Alteration Surely one of the most imaginative and oddest novels I ve ever read a striking cross between believe it or not Anthony Trollope and Philip K Dick as if Kingsley Amis wrote his novel on the weekends after sipping tea and chatting with Mr Septimus Harding from Trollope s The Warden on Monday Wednesday and Friday and enjoying the time bending hallucinogenic drug Chew Z from Philip K Dick s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch on Tuesday and Thursday Sound incredible It is incredible Here are a number of facets of this literary diamond as to why it is both out of sight and a kissing cousin to our present worldALTERNATIVE HISTORYIt s England and the year is 1976 There s been no protestant reformation no eighteenth century age of enlightenment no Karl Marx Charles Darwin Sigmund Freud or Frederic Nietzsche Europe has been in cultural deep freeze for the past nearly five hundred years a continuation of the church dominated middle ages right up until the end of the twentieth century Everything and everybody is part of Catholicism even Jean Paul Sartre is a Jesuit writing in Latin and David Hockney along with Willem de Kooning create religious art for the mother churchTHE ALTERATIONTen year old Hubert Anvil has a special gift he has by far the most beautiful singing voice in living memory There would be great benefit to the church and according to the Abbott and other church officials greater glory to God almighty himself if Hubert submitted to a surgical operation an alteration so as to retain his superb God given talent and become a world renowned castrato The theme of being castrated living in arrested development resonates throughout the novel to note just two 1 European civilization held in check by demonizing all science and technology and 2 literature held in check by making science fiction illegal especially science fiction addressing imaginary alternate worlds or parallel historiesCLANDESTINE READINGBack at the dormitory of their church run school Hubert and his buddies are addicted to their favorite kinds of banned books TR and CW And that s Time Romance TR science fiction with a focus on inventive ingenuity and Counterfeit World CW anti church novelistic twists to present day reality One of these CW books is written by an author with the name of Philip K Dick the title being The Man in the High Castle an invented world free of church domination For those familiar with the real PKD and his actual novel with this title featuring an imagined 1960s America after a Nazi and Japanese victory and also a novel within the novel The Grasshopper Lies Heavy about a fictionalized world after a Nazi and Japanese defeat we recognized Kingsley Amis has turned PKD s novel inside out and upside down As William Gibson writes in his Introduction to this New York Review Books NYRB edition This business of TR and CW strikes me as it plays so artfully through the book as likely the best Jorge Luis Borges story Jorge Luis Borges never wroteACROSS THE PONDThere is one province free from church dominion a slice of America referred to as New England Kingsley Amis adds even spice to his counterfactual euation by having Hubert along with his three roommates discuss a Counterfeit World CW story that puts forth the preposterous notion this New England colony under the British Crown declared itself an independent republic in 1848 and now in 1976 is the greatest power in the world One of the boys reacts Wish wash said Decuman loudly pulled himself up and repeated uietly wish wash That mean little den of thieves and savages the greatest Power in the world Did I mention how The Alteration is kissing cousins with our present dayNATIVE AMERICANSOne of my favorite parts of the novel is how Amis incorporates Native Americans called Indians in the novel The Indians share a large measure of the work for the New Englanders since in this version of history there never was any importation of slaves from Africa One New Englander tells Hubert how these Indians are not to be treated as fully human having smaller brain capacity and a stunted sense of morals ah another arrested development However in many ways Amis conveys the nobility and compassion of these non Christian peoples in much the same manner as we find in James Fenni Cooper s The Last of the MohicansTHE IRON FISTBetween sips of tea many of these Brits who are members of the church chat about this man or that woman not heeding God s will If we read ever so slightly between the lines in Amis s alternate world we can see how religion is being used as a billy club to not only strangle an individual s sexual activity and critical reasoning but to keep an entire society and culture within tightly circumscribed boundaries Another William Gibson uote It s a terrifyingly serene totalitarian nightmare its massive stasis threatened only we eventually discover by the extent of its own success You do not have to be a fan of science fiction or alternative histories to take an enjoyable readerly plunge into this highly engaging philosophic novelKingsley Amis Author with soaring imagination The Alteration a world where the priests burnt William Shakespeare s books and playhouse before excommunicating him and sending the playwright off to New England Gargoyles of Gaylord Michigan Chillers up Yellow Brick War until the end of the twentieth century Everything and everybody is part of Catholicism even Jean Paul Sartre is a Jesuit writing in Latin and David Hockney along with Willem de Kooning create religious art for the mother churchTHE ALTERATIONTen year old Hubert Anvil has a special gift he has by far the most beautiful singing voice in living memory There would be great benefit to the church and according to the Abbott and other church officials greater glory to God almighty himself if Hubert submitted to a surgical operation an alteration so as to retain his superb God given talent and become a world renowned castrato The theme of being castrated living in arrested development resonates throughout the novel to note just two 1 European civilization held in check by demonizing all science and technology and 2 literature held in check by making science fiction illegal especially science fiction addressing imaginary alternate worlds or parallel historiesCLANDESTINE READINGBack at the dormitory of their church run school Hubert and his buddies are addicted to their favorite kinds of banned books TR and CW And that s Time Romance TR science fiction with a focus on inventive ingenuity and Counterfeit World CW anti church novelistic twists to present day reality One of these CW books is written by an author with the name of Philip K Dick the title being The Man in the High Castle an invented world free of church domination For those familiar with the real PKD and his actual novel with this title featuring an imagined 1960s America after a Nazi and Japanese victory and also a novel within the novel The Grasshopper Lies Heavy about a fictionalized world after a Nazi and Japanese defeat we recognized Kingsley Amis has turned PKD s novel inside out and The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes upside down As William Gibson writes in his Introduction to this New York Review Books NYRB edition This business of TR and CW strikes me as it plays so artfully through the book as likely the best Jorge Luis Borges story Jorge Luis Borges never wroteACROSS THE PONDThere is one province free from church dominion a slice of America referred to as New England Kingsley Amis adds even spice to his counterfactual euation by having Hubert along with his three roommates discuss a Counterfeit World CW story that puts forth the preposterous notion this New England colony Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei under the British Crown declared itself an independent republic in 1848 and now in 1976 is the greatest power in the world One of the boys reacts Wish wash said Decuman loudly pulled himself A Coney Island of the Mind Poems up and repeated Fearful Hunter #1 uietly wish wash That mean little den of thieves and savages the greatest Power in the world Did I mention how The Alteration is kissing cousins with our present dayNATIVE AMERICANSOne of my favorite parts of the novel is how Amis incorporates Native Americans called Indians in the novel The Indians share a large measure of the work for the New Englanders since in this version of history there never was any importation of slaves from Africa One New Englander tells Hubert how these Indians are not to be treated as fully human having smaller brain capacity and a stunted sense of morals ah another arrested development However in many ways Amis conveys the nobility and compassion of these non Christian peoples in much the same manner as we find in James Fenni Cooper s The Last of the MohicansTHE IRON FISTBetween sips of tea many of these Brits who are members of the church chat about this man or that woman not heeding God s will If we read ever so slightly between the lines in Amis s alternate world we can see how religion is being The Wedding Day used as a billy club to not only strangle an individual s sexual activity and critical reasoning but to keep an entire society and culture within tightly circumscribed boundaries Another William Gibson Promise Me Tomorrow uote It s a terrifyingly serene totalitarian nightmare its massive stasis threatened only we eventually discover by the extent of its own success You do not have to be a fan of science fiction or alternative histories to take an enjoyable readerly plunge into this highly engaging philosophic novelKingsley Amis Author with soaring imagination The Alteration a world where the priests burnt William Shakespeare s books and playhouse before excommunicating him and sending the playwright off to New England

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SUMMARY The Alteration ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kingsley Amis æ 6 SUMMARY CHARACTERS The Alteration To lay him to rest In the choir is our hero Hubert Anvil an extremely ordinary ten year old boy with a faultless voice In the audience is a select group of experts whose job is to determine whether that faultless voice should be preserved by performing a certain operation Art after all is worth any sacrificeHow Hubert realizes wh Very good Very clever use of historical figures and cultural references Those historical and cultural nods do make it a very cynical book This novel is an attack on organised religion in this case the Roman Catholic Church Science is frowned upon and even suppressed in some cases Even the enlightened practise apartheid and are ethnocentricI have been thinking about this book and Pavane by Keith Roberts Amiss gives a nod to Pavane in this book as one of the many cultural references The similarities is that we have a catholic theocracy ruling England Amis book covers the treatment of one specific individual by the ruling class It is a very good tale and has one thinking about authoritarianism as a subject Pavane on the other hand has 6 chapters with each covering various individuals from all classes Each chapter is vaguely interlinked so that made me feel that Roberts was able to get to the core of the individuals and how they used their circumstances within their class to their advantage how they rebelled how they lived how they died I prefer Pavane It has a humanity about the characters that I found compelling I had a sympathy for their circumstances The Alteration did not uite get to that depth of characterisation My review of Pavane Shadows use of historical figures and cultural references Those historical and cultural nods do make it a very cynical book This novel is an attack on organised religion in this case the Roman Catholic Church Science is frowned The House on Tradd Street upon and even suppressed in some cases Even the enlightened practise apartheid and are ethnocentricI have been thinking about this book and Pavane by Keith Roberts Amiss gives a nod to Pavane in this book as one of the many cultural references The similarities is that we have a catholic theocracy ruling England Amis book covers the treatment of one specific individual by the ruling class It is a very good tale and has one thinking about authoritarianism as a subject Pavane on the other hand has 6 chapters with each covering various individuals from all classes Each chapter is vaguely interlinked so that made me feel that Roberts was able to get to the core of the individuals and how they The Horizon The Royal Marines Saga used their circumstances within their class to their advantage how they rebelled how they lived how they died I prefer Pavane It has a humanity about the characters that I found compelling I had a sympathy for their circumstances The Alteration did not 奔馬 uite get to that depth of characterisation My review of Pavane