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John Crowley's newest novel is a welcome return to the fantastic. Originally, I was a bit apprehensive about getting an audio version of this book. Little, Big and The Solitudes can be challenging to listen to in audio format, but Ka is perfect for listening to and performing other tasks, ie cooking or exercising. I highly recommend it and will probably buy the print version anyway. Mr. Crowley's narration is excellent!
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I love John Crowley and see him as one of the best writer currently out there. This book only strengthened m admiration for his work. This novel follows the multiple lives that of a crow Dar Oakley as he interacts with various humans over at last many centuries if not longer. Those of you who are familiar with Crowley's works will know that he writes of worlds that combine fantasy and reality in a skillful way that to me, really is more of a look at our world from a very different perspective thus offering insight into the deep issues of human kind. In this work The extraordinarily well developed characters grapple with love, aging, death, the quest for immortality and how humans fit within the natural world.
It sounds very deep, and it is, but it is also very gentle and simple. I recommend this book to all.