Ivyland

Ivyland Review

Populated by a bumbling, murderous citizenry of corrupt cops, innocents, ravenous addicts, lovesick geniuses, and cynical adventurers, Ivyland operates in the shadow of a giant pharmaceutical corporation that thrives on people's weaknesses...and may have an even more sinister agenda. It's our world, only a bit more extreme, and lovingly, precisely depicted with the adept skills native to a master of dark humor.

Title:Ivyland
Edition Language:English

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  • Rebecca McNutt

    Ivyland had a lot of promise as dystopian literature based on its summary, but the novel itself is very confusing, nonsensical, twisted and pretentious, all unnecessarily so. Books that don't make sen...

  • Elaine

    Remember when that young novelist wrote that convoluted dystopian novel about the near future, where the infrastucture is falling apart, people get high on whatever they can get their hands on, every ...

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    Fitting we open with an Aldous Huxley quote. Klee's prose isn't simply vibrant, it vibrates and flickers and throbs like things do on a hit or three of good acid. He turns unexpected words in uncommon...

  • Ben

    A very intriguing debut with a very well-defined sense of place.Some engaging vignettes, but for my tastes I think it sacrifices too much narrative for the sake of clever wordplay and experimental sto...

  • Nate

    EDIT 3/22/13: When reading this book try to not read it in the lens of "futuristic" and "dystopia." I don't feel like this book is too far away. I mean that in the sense that circumstances are differe...

  • Kevin Fanning

    OK clearly, dude can write his ass off. Good job Miles, *I get it.*The world-building here (the part of a book I'm always most drawn to) is top-notch. A near future New Jersey where biopharma has take...

  • Jim Hanas

    When I read Ivyland, I was contemplating writing a near-future dystopian novel featuring a populace numbed by anesthesia. After reading it, I dropped the project, knowing I could not do it better than...

  • Chris

    A series of vignettes that take place in a dismal near-future, Ivyland frames the story of two brothers coming of age in a post-apocalyptic New Jersey roamed by drug addicts, misanthropic public servi...

  • sam

    fuck you, clown!...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I picked this up since it was on the list for the Tournament of Books, although I had seen it mentioned in Publishers Weekly. This is a first novel by the author, and I wasn't familiar with his shorte...