Item description for Axis Mundi Sum by D.A. Smith...
Brainwashing! Computer hacking! International intrigue! Psychedelic drugs! Female secret societies! Fringe science! Chinese beer! Walking corpses! The Goddess of Confusion!
All the staples of fun and conspiracy meet, shake hands, and get into fistfights in Axis Mundi Sum, a novel where conspirators of all stripes try to further their own ends and make sense of existence. Would-be journalists, freelance criminals, monomaniacal monarchists, dead Taoist sages, sci-fi speedfreaks, computer code fascists, Discordian potentates, lazy college students, Egyptian gods, and more engage in gunplay, mind control, phone phreaking, sexual coercion, disinformation, and other dirty tricks in order to gain the upper hand over anyone they can--- with mixed, but always hilarious, results.
In a world where someone is pulling everyone's strings, and it seems there is no escape from the hidden hand of shadowy powers, the only thing that might set you free is good old-fashioned absurdity, and Axis Mundi Sum is the place to find it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.56" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2003
Publisher Invisible College Press, LLC
ISBN 1931468168 ISBN13 9781931468169
Availability 50 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 20, 2016 08:45.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Axis Mundi Sum?
Best book I read in a long time Jun 8, 2007
Its a very intertaining book from a smart author who has a very interesting view at the world around him. its fun to read and there is somethng to like for everybody. I loved it. plus the smith Brothers are very sexy thats one good reason to buy it.
Where's the ending? Jul 13, 2004
I was very disappointed with this book. Although I liked the characters, and enjoyed many of the situations they were put into (the reason it gets two stars from me), I was quite put off by the writer's clumsy and toothless gimmick of injecting himself - a godlike being, the author - as a character in his own book. Bo-ring! And the ending? There is no ending! Auuugh! Perhaps this is the first book in a trilogy? If not, it's even worse. Don't waste your money. Buy anything from Dan Brown, instead.
book lover May 14, 2004
Best book ever! I would recommend this book to everyone. The quick wit and dark humor mixed with adventure and conspiracies will keep you from putting this book down.
Madcap! Jan 20, 2004
If your sense of humour tends to run to the anti-social, or at least weird, this is a book worth reading. It moves pretty quickly and smoothly, so you barely notice that the novel is almost 500 pages long, and the characters, while all over the place (in more ways than one), range from amusing to downright absurd. Not that that's an insult, since I got the impression this book is supposed to be absurd, and not in a highbrow sense.
All in all, if you enjoy manic writing and plenty of strange characters and plots, you should do what Joe Bob Briggs used to recommend on Monstervision: "check it out."
an entertaining first novel Oct 7, 2003
I have completely enjoyed reading this book. The prose crackles with the sly, sometimes arrogant wit of the author, and the plot (well, I use that term loosely) is engaging and the characters intriguing. Pop and subculture references abound, and some of the more obscure references are worth a snicker to the reader with eclectic tastes. One of the more amusing facets of the book is the way the author inserts himself into the story with a nod and a wink (or perhaps a raised glass) to the reader. One of the things I liked most about this work was the blend of supernatural and conspiritorial elements; Did they combine into a cohesive plot? Well, this writer is perhaps not qualified to say. Buy it and read it, even if you decide you hate it, I challenge you not to be entertained.