When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time “mechanics,” a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down—a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end.
For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind
Jonathan Carroll is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels.He lives in Vienna.
A book about chaos left me with a very chaotic feeling. I am not a very good multiple point of view reader and that really is a problem in this book. I ended up feeling 20 people told stories and I simply could not keep up with what exactly was happening and who was connected to who.
Between some of the lines I could understand something interesting was going on but I simply could not get a grip on the story. If you are one of those people who does love the multiple point of view books (and I know you are out there) please please read this book for me and tell me the story!!
Bathing the Lion
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press: various formats