The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I don’t lightly give books five star ratings, but this one is well deserved. This book was absolutely stupendous! I’ve read quite a lot of Powers over the years, but had never read this one. I’ll tell you this… it may be my all time favorite Tim Powers book. I cannot see him surpassing this in the few books of his that I still have left to read.

His mastery shows in this story. His mixture of true history, Literature, legend, Philosophy, Religion, and even Physics makes the story almost… so close… nearly believable. For fiction works, particularly fantasy type fiction, it’s necessary for the author to get the reader to suspend his disbelief for a while. Powers weaves a story here that will have you saying to yourself, as you progress through the book; “Hmm…”, “Ahh…”, “I can see that”, and “That makes sense”.

If you’ve read some of Powers books, but not this one yet… you’re missing out. You must read this book.



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About V. T. Eric Layton

vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker

2 responses »

  1. Thanks. Sounds great. I had to get thru Interlibrary Loan (renamed Prospector). It was not available Denver Libraries or locally.

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