The Book of Flying
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The Book of Flying KeithMiller In Keith Miller s debut novel, our hero is Pico, a poet and librarian who is forbidden to pursue the girl of his dreams for she has wings, and Pico does not When he discovers an ancient letter in his library telling of the mythical Morning Town where the flightless may gain their wings, he sets off on a quest It s a magical journey and coming of age story in which he mIn Keith Miller s debut novel, our hero is Pico, a poet and librarian who is forbidden to pursue the girl of his dreams for she has wings, and Pico does not When he discovers an ancient letter in his library telling of the mythical Morning Town where the flightless may gain their wings, he sets off on a quest It s a magical journey and coming of age story in which he meets a robber queen, a lonely minotaur, a cannibal, an immortal beauty, and a dream seller Each has a story, and a lesson, for Pico about learning to love, to persevere, and, of course, to fly A gorgeously poetic tale of fantasy for adults, The Book of Flying is a beautiful modern fable and daring new take on the quest narrative.. The Book of Flying In Keith Miller s debut novel our hero is Pico a poet and librarian who is forbidden to pursue the girl of his dreams for she has wings and Pico does not When he discovers an ancient letter in his
  • Title: The Book of Flying
  • Author: KeithMiller
  • ISBN: 9781594480669
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Rachel says:

      I had trouble getting through this book The plot presented on the back cover was fascinating, but how it was delivered failed to catch my interest at all Instead of the going on a quest story line I was expecting, the book was a meandering collection of little stories that only felt connected through having the same character in them A character that I didn t feel connected to in the slightest, and I m good at connecting to characters, the diverse the better I tried getting past this by appreci [...]

    2. Amy says:

      This is my new favorite book I simply can t think of any book that compares to it Strangely, I found a hard back version of the book for 1 at the local dollar store which is not a place you normally think you re going to find the book that you fall in love with The Book of Flying is an adult fairy tale about Pico, the only librarian in a city by the sea Pico s parents both had wings, but he was born wingless Unfortunately, he falls in love with a winged woman who tells him that she can t love hi [...]

    3. Angie says:

      It makes me sad that Miller is apparently such an unknown author when so much cruddier stuff like what Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown or Stephenie Meyer throw out there is on best seller lists This is really a brilliant little book I was impressed from the first paragraph which I immediately made Dan read It s reminiscent of Marquez and the like the strange dream like quality, the characters whose emotions and actions don t quite seem human too large or too small, but still reflective of being hum [...]

    4. Hallie says:

      I wanted to really love this book, but the writing style bothered me a bit There was so much alliteration it was distracting Even so, I really liked the story Or rather stories it was like a collection of short stories set within the framework of the character s quest They have a lovely fantastical quality to them some fantasy books draw you into the world so thoroughly that you feel like it s normal this one keeps a sort of alien quality about it, which I like The general aura of mythical ness [...]

    5. Donna says:

      An aimless amalgam of alliteration obscures the storyline, as the artist s brush masks the pristine canvas with layers of azure, ochre, vermilion and lime, and creates a showcase for literary device, caging the budding narrative in a wash of winsome words As I read this novel, I was captivated by the first few paragraphs, but then annoyed by Miller s overuse of poetic devices By mid novel, he seemed to catch his stride and start developing his story, but even then over filled the pages with both [...]

    6. Lisa says:

      The story has a dream like quality, contributed by the use of the present tense in the narrative This meshes well with the fairy tale nature of the story as well, with flying girls, a talking rabbit, a minotaur, a robber queen, and an immortal cannibal But for all of the beautiful language through word choice and consonance, it isn t an enjoyable story Perhaps it was written after a terrible breakup, because every single character hurts and is hurt, terminally in most cases, by the object of the [...]

    7. Kaitie. says:

      Simply the best book I have ever read I found it several years ago in a little discount book store on the Jersey Shore, only a few dollars for a hard back copy Like almost everyone else, I picked it up for the cover and title alone, and was surprised to find probably the most amazingly written and unique piece of literature I ve ever come across I took it with me to Europe the week after I left New Jersey and spent probably time reading it than looking at the beautiful Italian cities and countr [...]

    8. Aliyah says:

      Unlike any other reading experience I ve had before.

    9. Garnette says:

      Just came back from the Woodstock Library Book Group, of nine women, five were amazed, four admitted Anita Bookner as their favorite author and hated, strongly despised The Book The two professional authors, that s me and an University professor, were swept away by the concept, the symbology, the magic realism, the metaphors, the STORY and Master Rabbit The only Fantasy reader felt it needed a good editing if Riverhead Press cannot edit, I ask you who can I am going to buy this book, and one for [...]

    10. Siina says:

      The premise of the book was really interesting and I actually found the book from The book is written in a Shakespearian manner and thus in some cases it is hard to follow The poems and stories are wonderful and the whole book can be described as elegant.Sadly so the main character is detestable and plain dumb The problem is that we don t know his age among other things only that he s a librarian Also, he has read all the books in the library and is a poet, but is utterly naive and stupid how di [...]

    11. Carrie says:

      I m only a little than halfway through this book but just wanted to say it s one of the best books I ve read in a long time This epic fairy tale is the perfect bedtime reading, full of beautiful, magical places and characters Little Pico the poet librarian is on a quest to find a town he s heard of where he can read the Book of Flying and get his wings so he can return home and be with his dream girl who, like his parents, was born with wings In his travels he meets a band of thieves, a minotau [...]

    12. Almeta says:

      Miller s use of alliteration and simile carried me along on a surprising melody in prose that reads like poetry After reading a few paragraphs I became aware of the rhythm, but soon sunk back into the story He wastes no time in epic background stories instead it only takes a few sentences to impart the story of Pico s life to date and to appreciate his yearnings So after only a few chapters I was off on a quest and an unparalleled adventure.This is a coming of age fairytale for adults not childr [...]

    13. Jenna says:

      Reading this book was like eating candy The plot line was on the traditional side, but the story was written so well Imagine very readable poetry that doesn t have all the line breaks Well, there you go That s this book Complete with that feeling you get while reading poetry Makes you want to smoke cigarettes and fall in love, hard.

    14. Stephanie says:

      It s like The Neverending Story meets Neverwhere It s creepy and eloquent Pico s the new Odysseus.

    15. Educating Drew says:

      Meet Pico, a librarian in a magical world of winged men and humans He is pale from days indoors, thin from forgetting to eat He cares fastidiously for the library no one comes to, sweeping and mopping the floor, dusting the books with ostrich plumes, watering the irises that grow beside the door He is vigilant against mice, silverfish, wary of fire And he loves to read He loves the whisper of the pages and the way his fingertips catch on rough paper, the pour of the words up from the leaves, thr [...]

    16. Robert Fischer says:

      I am not normally one for fiction, but this book came very highly recommended to me from someone whose tastes run similar to mine I am glad I took the recommendation this book is excellent.The book is a kind of adult fairy tale and not young adult , seriously adult It is a style akin to some of Gaiman s adult pieces, although even fanciful in style The narrative style is like a campfire remembrance or a wandering train of thought, very different from the traditional narrative structures, and [...]

    17. Chris Youngblood says:

      This is a strange book that I ve found difficult to categorize It s almost like a faerie tale the way faerie tales should be told not everything turns out right the prince doesn t always wake the princess from her eternal sleep, and the wicked witch doesn t always meet her justifiable end People die in this book, and there is a lot of sex that is as far from the sanitized Disney esque romance crap as one can get without actually becoming blatantly pornographic The hero does things that classic h [...]

    18. M— says:

      This is one of my top five favorite books of all time Oh, I love this book.I first found it in a library where I picked it up for the title alone, then proceeded to reread it five times over the course of the next year and a half I didn t buy myself a copy until a dear friend of mine gave me a spending spree in a remainder bookstore frankly, one of the best Christmas presents in the history of the world ever Forty bucks travels an obscenely long way at a remainder bookstore, particularly when co [...]

    19. Hannah Greendale says:

      Click here to watch a video featuring this book on my book channel, From Beginning to Bookend.The Book of Flying is saturated with evocative appeal It s beautifully written Delectable To be lured and held captive by its pages is a rapturous affair, like watching hot caramel drizzle over voluptuous scoops of vanilla ice cream A few well placed commas would have made for a slightly smoother read Note What is with Keith Miller s depiction of female characters Buxom and dancing, topless and twirling [...]

    20. Michael Lawrence says:

      Okay, so I won t write too many reviews I like to read from so many different subjects and know that what I like might not be for anyone else Books to me come in different weights, there really is no better description that I can use Loved Harry Potter, very imaginative and kept me turning the pages Liked Stephen King s the Stand as well, however this book caught me by suprise.To sum up this book in one word insidious It s such a dense read and yet so wildly imaginative you d feel like calling i [...]

    21. Cecily says:

      Forget the plot, the writing in this book is sublimeke taking a long, warm bath Rich prose and lovely world building a strange little treat of a book.Quote able passage His name is Pico He is pale from days indoors, thin from forgetting to eat He cares fastidiously for the library no one comes to, sweeping and mopping the floor, dusting the books with ostrich plumes, watering the irises that grow beside the door He is vigilant against mice, silverfish, wary of fire And he loves to read He loves [...]

    22. KA says:

      I think people love this book because the author s prose can be quite lovely, even transcendent Yet Miller demonstrates several of my pet peeves prose that gets quite purple at times the alliteration can go especially overboard , the stock characters of the whores with hearts of gold quite a few of them about half the book s main characters , the journey made out of love for a character we never know it doesn t get tedious , and the faux profundity achieved by killing off almost every, single, [...]

    23. Kate says:

      A strangely engrossing read that relies heavily on details and the power of stories This is not a typical read for me, but the pace and content of the book were completely satisfying The story is at times completely bizarre, but the author uses basic human feelings and reactions to make the reader somehow able to relate to the story.Not sure why our library put this in the teen section, but it really is a book for adults don t worry, I have contacted the appropriate authorities to rectify this. [...]

    24. Carla says:

      This book was incredibly important to me for a year of my life and I will always be grateful I read the entire thing aloud to my friends in college and they were spellbound.The writing is the most superb combination of prose and poetic language I have ever seen It is a pleasure to read and to speak out loud The characters are beloved and entrancing, the world beautiful and fascinating It is a story about stories, an ode to journeys, dreams, love, and flight in every form.I loved it so much Read [...]

    25. Stacy says:

      This has become my all time favorite book like Alice in Wonderland for adults The story can be surface or very deep, depending on your choice and mood for interpretations The writing style is nothing short of exquisite, and the use of words is nothing short of truly artistic it felt like I was in a dream, and not reading The characters and setting are extremely memorable definitely recommended to anyone who is looking for a spiritual journey or just amusement.

    26. Debra says:

      What an amazing adult fairly tale Each chapter is it s own little story as we follow Pico on this journey to get wings so he can be with the winged woman he loves so much A bit philosophical and bittersweet I m giving this one as a gift to someone special this year A must read for all the dreamers among us.

    27. Angela Mclaughlin says:

      A wonderful, sad, and beautiful fairytale A wingless boy sets out on a quest to get his wings The people he meets along the way are all lovers, all searching for the same thing he is Some of the words in this book are achingly gorgeous It s a bittersweet love story, infused with magic and loss A quick read, and very worth it.

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    29. Rosie says:

      Gifted to me by a close friend On the inside cover she wrote, For my lady love who doesn t need wings to soar It was quite the journey, this book, with wonderful highs and tragic lows Poetic, and beautiful.

    30. Blake says:

      it was work to read only because it used big edumukated and soffisticated words that I had to look up often also kind of a sad story

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