An Archive of Human Nonsense
Avg rating 5.00
5.00 stars
Give rating
star1
star2
star3
star4
star5
star6
star7
star8
star9
star10

Ratings (1)
Statistics

An Archive of Human Nonsense

by Jason Rolfe
Release date: February 27, 2017
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, mainstream

“Along the tavern’s back wall he found a small writing desk, around which the floor was stained ink-black and littered with loose scraps of paper. Atop the desk he found a small stack of handwritten newsletters entitled The Archive of Human Nonsense. He picked one up. It was dated 17 April, 1817 — eight months previous — and had been hand-penned in German running script. From front to back the small newsletter was eight pages long. It opened with a list of names, twenty-two in all, and closed with a watercolour picture of a giant red rooster...”

Thus begins an existential journey through Vienna’s streets and one man’s guilt-laden memories. From mountebanks, puppet showmen, and trainers of performing monkeys, to the strange Mechanical Theatre of Sebastian von Schwenenfeld, the journey becomes a quest not to find meaning but to define it.

(updated 2017-02-27)

Other books you might like

The Made-Up ManDelicate Edible Birds and Other StoriesFallingThe Crane WifeThe Ascent of Isaac Steward (The Dandelion Trilogy, #1)
Online 40 visitors
Newest member: Robert T. Bradley
Total members: 5066