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    [Jack Vance] download The Eyes of the Overworld PDF Underneath the fading sun Cugel a hero emerges Well sort of a hero but of a trickster Less Hector Ulysses; less Samson Jacob; less Tom and a lot Huck Cugel however is less likable than any of the these Selfish exploitative and filled with unlimited self regard he continually overestimates his own considerable intelligence and fails where a lesser man might have succeededParadoxically it is Cugel's flaws and failures that keep us

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    free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jack Vance [Jack Vance] download The Eyes of the Overworld PDF Whereas Vance's previous volume in the The Dying Earth series was composed of several short stories each featuring a different character The Eyes of the Overworld focuses on one character Cugel the Clever Though the book is episodic in nature each story was published separately over the course of a couple of year

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    [Jack Vance] download The Eyes of the Overworld PDF Jack Vance é 3 summary review The Eyes of the Overworld Oddly enough I think I enjoyed this second book of Vance's Dying Earth much better than the first It's not only smoother but it also tickles most of my funny bonesCugel is one hell of a damned rogue Very flexible of morals uick of wit and easily a loveablehateable anti hero In most respects I felt like I was read

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    [Jack Vance] download The Eyes of the Overworld PDF Jack Vance é 3 summary free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jack Vance The Eyes of the Overworld is the second novel in Jack Vance's Tales of the Dying Earth I think I liked this installment even better

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    [Jack Vance] download The Eyes of the Overworld PDF The Eyes of the Overworld is a great book but I'm going to take a contrarian stance and say that I actually preferred The Dying Earth Yes I can admit that I wasn't totally smitten by the amoral not so clever misadventures of Cugel the Clever after he crosses Iucounu the Laughing Magician Yes this book contained

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The Eyes of the Overworld review ↠ 3 Scoundrel Cugel is sent far away by a magician he has wronged to retrieve magical lenses that reveal the Overwo In this treasure island of a book Jack Vance had hidden two treasure troves his wild imagination and his flowery language And it is pure delight to find them bothCugel was a man of many capabilities with a disposition at once flexible and pertinacious He was long of leg deft of hand light of finger soft of tongue His hair was the blackest of black fur growing low down his forehead coving sharply back above his eyebrows His darting eye long inuisitive nose and droll mouth gave his somewhat lean and bony face an expression of vivacity candor and affability He had known many vicissitudes gaining therefrom a suppleness a fine discretion a mastery of both bravado and stealth Coming into the possession of an ancient lead coffin after discarding the contents he had formed a number of leaden lozengesThese stamped with appropriate seals and runes he offered for sale at the Azenomei FairI wish I knew some tricks Cugel did know The Dying Earth is a fantastic place populated with malicious magicians frivolous pranksters and all possible and impossible sorts of eccentric and cunning jugglersBut if one has enough imagination one would manage to survive in any fantastic world

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The Eyes of the Overworld review ↠ 3 Rld Goaded by a homesick monster magically attached to his liver he journeys across wastelands home to Almery W Whereas Vance s previous volume in the The Dying Earth series was composed of several short stories each featuring a different character The Eyes of the Overworld focuses on one character Cugel the Clever Though the book is episodic in nature each story was published separately over the course of a couple of years before being compiled in this volume the character is consistent And while the characters in The Dying Earth were capably presented in their individual stories Cugel the Clever is featured in every story in this volumeAnd rightfully so The character that Vance has created here deserves nay needs a lengthy format to shine Vance is able to extrude the subtleties if they can be called that of his main character with this form because Cugel is if not clever complex Well he is clever from time to time or appropriately cunning but there are several times when he fancies himself much clever than he actually is Still he is no clown This presents a wonderful Wodehousian dynamic to the whole book In a nutshell it is rather funny throughout The section that I will call The Lodermulch Ruse had me laughing aloud and demonstrated one instance in which Cugel s ability to improvise proved brilliant Still his mis steps make me think that Sergio Aragones must have read this work before penning his comic Groo The Wanderer If anything the title clever should have been reserved for Vance not Cugel though Vance s use of the title for Cugel shows some geniusCugel caught in the act of thievery from the powerful magician Iocounu The Laughing Magician is forced on a uest for items of interest to Iocounu To ensure cooperation a small demonic alien being named Firx is affixed to Cugel s liver Firx a la the bomb implant in Snake Plissken in the movie Escape from New York keeps Cugel on task by torturing his liver whenever he became distracted This enforced uest is a sort of Grand Tour of the Dying Earth introducing the reader to several strange peoples and customs I was about to say magic as well but in this setting the line between magic as thought of in most fantasy settings and technological artifacts as one would find in a science fictional setting is blurred and sometimes altogether erased There is a sense of deep time here Not just of ancient magics but of even ancient technology whose creators are forever lost in the dull light of the giant red sun that once glowed bright yellow when these artifacts were first conceived Vance continues in the wonderful writing voice from his first volume in the series Not too baroue or flamboyant as I admit my own work can sometimes be but with enough flair to keep one enthralled and engaged The I read Vance s style the I like it It strikes a great balance not too presumptuous but not treating the reader like an idiotHe s saved the idiocy for Cugel and the world whether out own or that of the Dying Earth is better for it

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The Eyes of the Overworld review ↠ 3 Ith a cult group on a pilgrimage he crosses the Silver Desert and meets danger and betrayal as he betrays other The Eyes of the Overworld is the second novel in Jack Vance s Tales of the Dying Earth I think I liked this installment even better than the first which I loved The story is about the adventures and misadventures of a Cugel the clever who is a pretty thorough rogue I suppose he is clever at times but he can also be stupid Fortunately for Cugel he does have some luck good and bad though the bad is of the non killing sort I know this is Fantasy but if you like the historical fiction character Flashman you may also like Cugel Just imagine Flashman in Alice s Wonderland The first story in the Dying Earth seuence also titled The Dying Earth introduced the reader to a strange world that is a dangerous mix of science and magic In many ways I was reminded of The Wizard of Oz That novel is really a collection of short stories all taking place in the same world a world increasingly haunted by shadows as the sun burns itself out The fact that the world is dying doesn t stop or alter the weirdness in any way In other words humans will be humans no matter the circumstances The fact that the world may be ending is always on the back burner and never of immediate concern In Eyes of the Overworld the story resembles a novel though the book is also a collection of stories However this time the book centers around one character Cugel a thief and his attempt to get back to his home after being sent away to perform a task by a vengeful wizardWhat follows is a series of adventures that are uite funny and often horrific Cugel will lie betray rape and kill though usually the people he s doing these terrible things to are not much better It s an amazing world filled with wizards vampires were things rat people with ears on top of their heads a long sleeping giant a walking boat with detachable legs that will chase you etc As a piece of imaginative writing you would be hard pressed to find something original Enhancing all of this is Vance s appropriately baroue language that will have you at least for a while scrambling for a dictionary After a while I just gave up and decided to go along for the ride and uit worrying about the verbal speed bumps In the end as bad as Cugel can be I found myself rooting for him ExcellentCover Art 4 12 stars

  • Paperback
  • 190
  • The Eyes of the Overworld
  • Jack Vance
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 9780671832926