Finch

Finch

In Finch, mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They have disbanded House Hoegbotton and are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment in camps, and random acts of terror. The rebel resistance is scattered, and the gray caps are using human labor to build two strange towers. Against this backdrop, John Finch, who lives alone with a cat and a lizard, must solve an impossible double murder for his gray cap masters while trying to make contact with the rebels. Nothing is as it seems as Finch and his disintegrating partner Wyte negotiate their way through a landscape of spies, rebels, and deception. Trapped by his job and the city, Finch is about to come face to face with a series of mysteries that will change him and Ambergris forever.

Title:Finch
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780980226010
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    Finch Reviews

  • Dan Schwent

    Detective John Finch gets assigned to an impossible murder case, one of the victims being a man thought dead for a hundred years. Finch's case takes him all over Ambergris and up against a crime lord,...

  • Amanda

    If anyone tells you it's fine to read Finch if you haven't read the other 2 books set in Ambergris, don't believe them, they most likely haven't read both of the other books and don't understand how e...

  • Richard Derus

    Pearl RuledRating: 3* of five (p139)The Book Description: In Finch, mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under mar...

  • Gabrielle

    After a couple of “meh” books, I needed something I knew I’d enjoy, and a visit to Jeff VanderMeer’s fungus-haunted city never fails to delight. I had read “Finch” many years ago, and it s...

  • Zach

    I had some initial hesitation when I first read about this book-a blend of fantasy and noir? I don't know about that. Then I read some of VanderMeer's comments about this being rooted in the post-9/11...

  • Jason

    5 really big stars...First, this book would not nearly be as good to a reader if you have not first read the previous two stand alone Ambergis novels. It is quite a literary achievement that one write...

  • Rick

    World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer, in the anthology New Weird , defined the 21st century’s first major literary movement.“New Weird is a type of urban … fiction that subverts the rom...

  • Brad

    It took me nearly three years to get through Finch. I picked it up the first time, got started and found myself stopping for what, at the time, was an inexplicable reason. I had already read and loved...

  • Lukasz

    Actual rating: 3.5/5Time for a confession: I haven't read first two books of Ambergris series (City of Saints & Madmen and Shriek: An Afterword). As a result, some of the story's nuances are lost on m...

  • Toby

    Finch is a detective. Finch has a secret in his past. Finch isn't really a detective. Finch isn't even his real name. Finch by Jeff VanderMeer is a book. It promised so much. It delivered so little. M...