Good. The book came in great condition (acid paper starting to yellow, but that's not the sellers fault). Like an Hieronymus Bosch painting, except written down, Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2015. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. His words can elicit belly laughter one paragraph then creep into your brain the next to evoke some sticky, nauseating horror. Shea's style reminds one of the elegant tapestries woven by Gene Wolfe and Clive Barker. Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2019. One of my favorite books, favorite authors, and favorite fantasy characters. If you like Robert E. Howard you will like Nifft, Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2008. Welcome to Shea's Inferno. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2015 If you enjoy the Brontë sisters and nurse romances you will not want to essay the picaresque NIFFT THE LEAN. Mass Market Paperback. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 2, No. If you enjoy the Brontë sisters and nurse romances you will not want to essay the picaresque NIFFT THE LEAN. Nifft the Lean & The Mines of Behemoth. A less Gospel like reader / narrator would have captured the story better. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This book isn't for the faint of heart; it's downright brutal, ugly in spots. The one I would have rather liked, Wayne June, would have been awesome. This book isn't for the faint of heart; it's downright brutal, ugly in spots. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are … Like those heavyweights, Shea never dumbed anything down. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The stories in the book are a very good read. Please try your request again later. Jack Vance as you may know is arguably the greatest author of all time. Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2014. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. He tries to be i don't know what overly ornate I guess would be a good way to put it, and usually has an academic or thief in an adventure role perhaps overanalyzing things, but wow its BORING for some stretches.....then cool things happen later to kinda compensate. Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019. "Nifft the Lean" is a dark book. Wish. That Nifft is a 'gaunt thief' is all we really ever learn about him, as the stories aren't really about Nifft, but the places he visits. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Jack Vance as you may know is arguably the greatest author of all time. Wonderful book that will leave you with a bittersweet feeling in how much you enjoyed … Historian Shag Margold has delivered his eulogy for Nifft The Lean, assuming his longtime friend and acquaintance is now dead. Enroute to working Costard's sap mine — very dangerous, and sometimes nauseating work far below ground — they were … 10 (issue #22), June 1990 (Jessica Salmonson) STEVEN SILVER. Eight years after he burst on the scene with A Quest for Simbilis, Michael published one of the most important works of modern sword and sorcery: Nifft the Lean, a collection of four linked … Nifft himself is a marvellous storyteller, a not-quite-lovable rogue who relates his various thefts, rescues and daring crackpot schemes with a zeal and panache that's wonderfully entertaining and, sometimes, … Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019. Nifft the Lean, Mines of Behemoth, The A'Rak, and The Incompleat Nifft That's a lot to expect from audiences accustomed to newspapers and magazines written at an 8th grade level, but Shea rewards them generously. For one, it's setting seems to be a world … Be the first to review this item Follow the adventures of Nifft the Lean, the master thief whose felonious appropriations and larcenous skills will lead you through Stygian realms to ... Show synopsis Follow … But they're also places of terrible majesty and worth a visit. If you've already read Shea you know, if you haven't it won't take long to find out. His words can elicit belly laughter one paragraph then creep into your brain the next to evoke some sticky, nauseating horror. Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea. The one I would have rather liked, Wayne June, would have been awesome. Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2015. There are four tales of adventure: Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2015. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Love the Story, wished for a better narrator. Shea has won major "year's best" awards, both conferred by the World Fantasy Convention and selected by open nominations and panel of judges. Follow the adventures of Nifft the Lean, the master thief whose felonious appropriations and larcenous skills will lead you through Stygian realms to challenge your most lurid fantasies and errant … Collection Title: Nifft the Lean • [Nifft • 1] • collection by Michael Shea Contents (view Concise Listing) 2 • Nifft the Lean (frontispiece) • interior artwork by Michael Whelan; 5 • Shag Margold's Eulogy of Nifft the Lean… Discuss it here! The Incompleat Nifft. Michael Shea, a man incapable of writing … I'm excited to check out more from Shea. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2008. Had read NIFFT THE LEAN a few years back, but had no idea that there were more tales... overall, pretty good. He wrote for attentive, alert readers, ones unafraid to read slowly or re-read a sentence or a whole page if necessary; those not too lazy to look up words. By Michael Shea Nifft The Lean [Paperback] Paperback – December 17, 1984 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2019. Reprisal by Mitchell Smith" (2005) Awards. Reviewed in Canada on June 11, 2004 Nifft the Lean comprises four novelettes featuring Nifft, a gaunt thief. Nifft The Lean hard copy by Darkside Press, 1994 Review. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea. Michael Shea, a man incapable of writing … I bought this solely because I was told it was in the style of Jack Vance [see his wikipedia entry] but in fact it is utterly, totally different. Fortunately, Margold has opened up journals given to him by Nifft for safekeeping; journals that tell the tales of Nifft's adventures with his friend Barnar The Chilite. Kinda plodding so far, I hope it picks up, I cam to shea since he wrote a pseudo jack vance dying earth story about cugel the clever. Without equivocation I'll say Shea writes every bit as good as all those literary darlings with serious writing chops doing their bestselling non-fiction novels: Vidal, Mailer, Capote. This page works best with JavaScript. In some places, this causes the stories to move a little … After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Shea has good bits of imagination but takes stamina to read because of his plodding prose style. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I love this kinda book but Nfft is kinda work to read. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. If you like Robert E. Howard you will like Nifft, Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2008. Travel with the man whose long, rawboned, sticky fingers and stark length of arm will lead you down to the vermiculus grottoes of the demon sea, to stand beneath the subworld's lurid sky and battle monsters who seem the spiritual distillations of human evil itself! Fantasy & Science Fiction review. Given the Gothic aspect of Shea's writing, it should come as no surprise that there is actually very little action in Nifft the Lean The few battles are described briefly, with more emphasis placed on the mood surrounding the combatants and spectators. Monday , 1, February 2016 Jeffro Appendix X, Book Review 6 Comments. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Nifft the Lean hints at past adventures by Nifft himself that undoubtedly could have been the basis for several books. N.Y. Review of SF. Shea has good bits of imagination but takes stamina to read because of his plodding prose style. The book came in great condition (acid paper starting to yellow, but that's not the sellers fault). Buy Nifft the Lean by Shea, Michael (ISBN: 9780879977832) from Amazon's Book Store. Read this based on a recommendation from a friend. Nifft the Lean, and his companion-at-arms, Barnar Hammer-Hand, were often lucky. By Michael Shea Nifft The Lean [Paperback], Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea. Hell And Back Again: Michael Shea’s Nifft The Lean. This is easily the most pulpy and hypnotically dark fantasy tale I've read to date. The major influence on Michael Shea’s work as a whole, and Nifft the Lean in particular, is the work of Jack Vance. Jul 30, 2011 #1 I ordered this … Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Joined Sep 8, 2007 Messages 464. The stories in the book are a very good read. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Shea's complex version of Hell is endlessly fascinating, and Nifft is a wonderful anti-hero. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. View all covers for Nifft the Lean (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page) Reviews Review by Faren Miller (1982) in Locus, #263 December 1982 I normally don't read a lot of this type of fantasy, but I liked the character of NIFFT and how the … A less Gospel like reader / narrator would have captured the story better. Without equivocation I'll say Shea writes every bit as good as all those literary darlings with serious writing chops doing their bestselling non-fiction novels: Vidal, Mailer, Capote. Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (May 17, 2016), Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2008. Read this based on a recommendation from a friend. Nifft is a fun character, and it's … Please try again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Michael Shea, a man incapable of writing badly, could do things with English other writers couldn't. The level of imagination in the various stories is also exceptional. Reviews. When I first read Nifft the Lean, I was bowled over by the astonishingly vivid and incredible descriptions, and the adventure plots are riveting. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2015 If you enjoy the Brontë sisters and nurse romances you will not want to essay the picaresque NIFFT THE LEAN. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Like an Hieronymus Bosch painting, except written down, Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2015. I bought this solely because I was told it was in the style of Jack Vance [see his wikipedia entry] but in fact it is utterly, totally different. I love this kinda book but Nfft is kinda work to read. Penguin Publishing Group, 1982. Thread starter nomadman; Start date Jul 30, 2011; nomadman Sophomoric Mystic. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Shea has an excellent prose style and the fantastic scenarios are unrivalled, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2016, Very readable, Shea has an excellent prose style and the fantastic scenarios are unrivalled. One of my favorite books, favorite authors, and favorite fantasy characters. That's a lot to expect from audiences accustomed to newspapers and magazines written at an 8th grade level, but Shea rewards them generously. Shea's style reminds one of the elegant tapestries woven by Gene Wolfe and Clive Barker. Like those heavyweights, Shea never dumbed anything down. Michael Shea, a man incapable of writing badly, could do things with English other writers couldn't. there were more tales like these four, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2010. Nifft Trilogy Books I and II together! A DOUBLE WHAMMY on Baen Books! When you see how today's authors are contracted to write a series of books involving a specific character or setting, you can't help wonder what might have been in regards to Nifft and Michael Shea. Wish. Each of the … Please try again. There are two later full length novels continuing Nifft's … All pages are intact, and the … If you enjoy the Brontë sisters and nurse romances you will not want to essay the picaresque NIFFT THE LEAN. I didn't mind this, though I found myself occasionally losing track of which was speaking. We invite you to the very gates of Hell and beyond—come if you dare! Michael Shea’s Nifft The Lean was originally published in 1982, and it won the … Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. 1983 World Fantasy Award, Novel (Nifft the Lean… The land of the dead and the underworld of the demons is unrelentingly painful and horrible. Welcome to Shea's Inferno. That Nifft is a 'gaunt thief' is all we really ever learn about him, as the stories aren't really about … Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Places where horror, harm and long eerie calms flow past the traveler in endless, unpredictable succession. Historian Shag Margold has delivered his eulogy for Nifft The Lean, assuming his longtime friend and acquaintance is now dead. Translation: Nifft … Shea has an excellent prose style and the fantastic scenarios are unrivalled, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2016, Very readable, Shea has an excellent prose style and the fantastic scenarios are unrivalled. Condition: Very Good. The A'Rak differs from the earlier Nifft books in shifting between two main narrators. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Fortunately, Margold has opened up journals given to him by Nifft for safekeeping; journals that tell the tales of Nifft's adventures with his friend Barnar The Chilite. I'm excited to check out more from Shea. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. there were more tales like these four, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2010. Love the Story, wished for a better narrator. Dave Langford reviewed Nifft the Lean for White Dwarf #42, and stated that "In this garish hell, people suffer grotesque transformations and torments, described with vast relish and elaboration; the visceral … Nifft the Lean comprises four novelettes featuring Nifft, a gaunt thief. The adventures of Nifft the Lean. This is easily the most pulpy and hypnotically dark fantasy tale I've read to date. 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