Re: Jerusalem Quartet
Posted by Pattie on September 22, 2004, 11:38 am, in reply to "Re: Jerusalem Quartet"
This is my first visit and a revelation. Here I was, convinced that I was the only person in the world who had ever heard of Edward Whittemore! I found Jerusalem Poker in an obscure bookshop in Surfers Paradise in about 1980 and Sinai Tapestry not long after. They have since remained in my pantheon of great books and have been reread often. But I didn't know until today that there were two more Jerusalem books. Can't wait to read them. Are they only available on order from Old Earth? |
: You are perfectly correct about the books -
: they are forgotten wonders of the literary
: I have heard that a British publisher is
: contemplating publishing the books, so they
: may be readily available in the UK in the
: future. That will also make it easier to
: purchase them here in Australia.
: You should also read Quin's Shanghai Circus
: as it is a wonderful book as well and has
: some bearing on the Quartet in that a few of
: the characters make an appearance in
: Jerusalem Poker.
: --Previous Message--
: Everything that a review article in the Times
: Literay Supplement said is true. Having
: never heard of EW before I ordered the books
: in the hope that I would read something of
: interest. I DID. It is an astonishing
: sequence of novels and an outrage that they
: are not, up until now perhaps, better known.
: Old Earth Books are to be congratulated not
: just for reprinting the sequence; but for
: producing a well made, good looking
: paperback. They were difficult to obtain in
: the UK!