Dhalgren

  • by Samuel R. Delany
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • 34 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and best-selling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel that rivals the best American fiction of the 1970s.
Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there...the population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. And into this disaster zone comes a young man - a poet, a lover, and an adventurer - known only as the Kid.
Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and a groundbreaking work of American magical realism.

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Confusing

I bought this based on the narrator as I love his work. I shouldn't really have, as it is Sci-Fi, and I just don't get that genre.

A young man named Kid appears in a new city which has been hit by an appocolypse or something. He gradually makes his way to leader of the Scorpions, a wreckless young gang not unlike Bill Sykes' in Oliver Twist.

It felt as if you were dropped into a trilogy and had missed the important introductions and necessary information. For example an orchid was some sort of weapon and there was some significance to having beads around your neck - it was never really explained, or maybe I just didn't get it, that's quite possible.
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- sarahmoose2000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2016
  • Publisher: Skyboat Media