Dervish House

The Dervish House - Ian McDonald

This book is brilliant. Beautifully written and well crafted. A love letter to Turkey. And many of the ideas and visions explored are fascinating. Now if only I could figure out why I couldn't wait to be done with it. 

One of the more interesting things about the book was that it tracked six different narratives, some of them intersecting and some not. Which may have been one of the reasons I had trouble getting my teeth into this one. This book demands focus, and with differing viewpoints and plotlines it can be a lot to keep track of, especially with all the names in Turkish. This is one of those books that I just never got into, but I feel like the failing is entirely mine. I recommend it to those seeking a good post-cyberpunk future meditation.