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Book of Flying, the (2004) [Novel]
by Keith Miller Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 1 (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Meet Pico. He's a poet and a librarian whose soul is nourished by stories and by books. He's brave and honest and humble, like heroes used to be. And he's passionate and idealistic, like lovers used to be. The Book of Flying is the story of Pico's quest to gain his wings in order to win the heart of the girl he loves -- a journey in which he meets a robber queen, a lonely minotaur, a cannibal, an immortal beauty, and a dream seller. He will tell them his story and learn theirs. He will fall in love. He will duel with a mad painter. He will stand face to face with himself, in a dark castle on a remote mountain peak, and survive the valleys of the country of death before he reaches the morning town, before he learns that sometimes you must lose yourself completely in order to discover who you really are.

Original title: The Book of Flying
Original languages: English

Quotes: 2 (show them)

Genre: FictionFantasy

Edition #1: Book of Flying, the

Book of Flying, the (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "[Miller's] writing balances power and delicacy, delivering sudden glimpses of beauty that shine and frequent surprises that shock then please...This is a book that you can't wait to finish but read slowly, to make it last. You'll be so absorbed you'll probably forget to eat." The Bloomsbury Review
  • "Original...exquisite...The very plenitude of stories flushes The Book of Flying with hope...At the heart of this exquisite book is the romantic notion of the transcendence of art." Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
  • "A beautiful and haunting modern fable that reads like exquisite poetry, Miller's first novel is a coming-of-age story cloaked in the language of myth." Booklist
  • "Original in concept, elegant in language, funny, cruel, and tender...come into the forest with Pico and learn to fly." Ursula K. Le Guin
  • "An engagin fantasy with a deep message...THe story line is delightful...Fans will enjoy journeying through Miller's Mythos that hopefully will have future treks." Micwest Book Review
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Book of Flying, the (2004)

ISBN: 1573222496

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