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eBook Our Ecstatic Days: A Novel ePub

by Steve Erickson

  • ISBN: 0743285107
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Steve Erickson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (January 18, 2006)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1893 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1741 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 777

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Our Ecstatic Days begins as the memoir of a young mother desperate to forget a single act, committed out of love and fear, that has changed forever the world around her. In the waning days of summer, a lake appears, almost overnight, in the middle of Los Angeles.

Our Ecstatic Days begins as the memoir of a young mother desperate to forget a single act, committed out of love and fear, that has changed forever the world around her. In the waning days of summer, a lake appears, almost overnight, in the middle of Los Angeles

Our Ecstatic Days: A Novel Paperback – January 18, 2006. Steve Erickson is the author of six other acclaimed novels - including Days Between Stations and Tours of the Black Clock - as well as two books about American politics and popular culture.

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Just finished Our Ecstatic Days, and it has my head spinning. The separate narratives, the fact that he even has a page-to-page trailing, separate narrative interrupting the main text, the fact that he makes them actually, coherently MEET UP?! I loved the ride, Mr. Erickson

Just finished Our Ecstatic Days, and it has my head spinning. Erickson. Saw and heard you read from this one in Berkeley and finally had the chance to sit down and read it. 0. Report. Haunted and haunting. com User, July 25, 2005.

Our Ecstatic Days: A Novel. Our Ecstatic Days - Steve Erickson. Our Ecstatic Days begins as the memoir of a young mother desperate to forget a single act, committed out of love and fear, that has changed forever the world around her.

In my previous novel, Our Ecstatic Days, a lake has flooded Los Angeles and a young single mother believes . Erickson: The whole novel wrote itself from beginning to end, including the film stuff. It was the easiest novel I've written.

In my previous novel, Our Ecstatic Days, a lake has flooded Los Angeles and a young single mother believes it represents the chaos of the world that has come to take her small son. She dives down into the water to the hole at the bottom through which the lake is coming-and at the moment I wrote that scene, I had this idea she should "swim" through the rest of the novel, through the next 25 years of the story, and the reader sees this in the form of a single sentence that cuts.

Steve Erickson was born and raised in Los Angeles

Steve Erickson was born and raised in Los Angeles. For many years his mother, a former actress, ran a small theatre in . His father, who died in 1990, was a photographer. When Erickson was a child he stuttered badly and teachers believed he couldn't read. This motif occasionally has recurred in novels such as Amnesiascope. Erickson studied film at UCLA (BA, 1972), then journalism (. Another important theme in Erickson's novels is parenthood and the loss of a child. The Occupant from The Sea Came in at Midnight is left by his wife and child.

Our Ecstatic Days book. Acclaimed by many critics as Steve Erickson's greatest novel, Our Ecstatic Days takes place on the forbidden landscape of a defiant heart.

Days Between Stations is the first novel by Steve Erickson. Upon publication in 1985 it received notable praise from Thomas Pynchon and has been cited as an influence by novelists such as Jonathan Lethem and Mark Z. Danielewski. It has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese. Several stories intersect in this novel: Lauren and Jason's unhappy marriage, Lauren's love affair with Adrien-Michel, and a lost silent film titled The Death of Marat.

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In the waning summer days, a lake appears almost overnight in the middle of Los Angeles. Out of fear and love, a young single mother commits a desperate act: convinced that the lake means to take her small son from her, she determines to stop it and becomes the lake's Dominatrix-Oracle, "the Queen of the Zed Night." Acclaimed by many critics as Steve Erickson's greatest novel, Our Ecstatic Days takes place on the forbidden landscape of a defiant heart.

Comments

Roru Roru
I'm a huge fan of Erickson--though I will be the first to admit as much as I love his writing he has books that are better than others. I am not biased--I think books stand alone unfiltered by their author. From what I've read Days Between Stations, Zeroville, and Ecstatic Days put him up among the greats and they're all unique and separate in their own right. This book is a fantastical mind-warp--a journey through worlds and minds. His characters are what set him apart from every other author. They're so visual, honest, and organic. They're not characters, they're people off in some separate dimension existing as we do on earth. This book is a work of art--it is strung together by pure genius. There is no other writer like Steve Erickson. He's untouchable.
Datrim Datrim
i'm not sure i can talk about this novel in a way that tells other readers how utterly bizarre and fantastic it is. i've read erickson's novel twice and the second reading gave me a different perspective than the first. coming from a visual artists background, i was absolutely enraptured with the descriptions of the sky, water, buildings, characters, moods - he truly engages his readers in a fantasy world filled with eerie yet beautiful images to conjure up in our minds. it spurred my imagination toward creating artwork based on his imagery. and he left me confused, interested and wanting more. the characters were some of the strangest i've come across but ones that have stayed with me long after finishing their story. i will most likely read it yet again and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys having their reality being toyed with.
Akinohn Akinohn
I choose to believe this novel was more of a tone poem than a narrative. It definitely is not a traditional novel in terms of plot and characters, and is confusing thematically, structurally and verbally. But there are passages of high intrigue and emotional depth that make it worthwhile.
Cashoutmaster Cashoutmaster
Just finished Our Ecstatic Days, and it has my head spinning. The separate narratives, the fact that he even has a page-to-page trailing, separate narrative interrupting the main text, the fact that he makes them actually, coherently MEET UP?!

I loved the ride, Mr. Erickson. Saw and heard you read from this one in Berkeley and finally had the chance to sit down and read it.
Moogugore Moogugore
Blizzard. Other reviews seem to capture the writing style... but this was one book I could not force myself to finish.
Sinredeemer Sinredeemer
I tried and tried but could never find anything worth reading in this book so I gave up
Mightsinger Mightsinger
From beginning to end this was a waste of time. It made no sense and rambled forever. Skip it please!
This book... is difficult. I do sometimes enjoy experimental writing styles. More than once in my life I've started a book, not felt it pulled me in, and set it aside for a different season. This is the only book that didn't work for. I've found no season, no feeling, that makes me feel pulled into this book. It sounds from all the reviews I've read like you either love it, or it feels like an utter waste of time- unfortunately for me it was the latter. Just to be clear, I did force myself through it. I detest the "I watched/read the first half and it sucked this is horrible" because sometimes the second half is what pulls the first half into the light. After reading every single page of this book I can honestly say that I wish I would've read something else instead. It sounds like this book appeals to a very specific subset of the population- if that's you you'll love it. As for me, another read through of a Maugham book made my world make sense again.