He pries open the soul with each sweep of his calipers. For in the land of the Well-Built City, study of the bodys shape is a most exacting science. It can determine a persons character, uncover his deepest secrets, even foretell the future. And in the hands of an expert like Physiognomist Cley, this solemn intelligence delivers perfect justice form which fortunes are claimed or lost, careers are shaped or shattered, lives are continued or cut away. A man who commands such titanic forces may ignore the dark pools of arrogance and corruption which lie closer at hand--but only for a time. Very soon, Cley will discover the truth about himself and his profession, as his world of privilege dissolves into a nightmarish odyssey, careening toward a fate not even the great physiognomist can predict.
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Ruled by the Hitler-like Master Drachton Below according to the principles of Physiognomy (the ""science"" of judging the proportions of the flesh), the anti-utopian Well-Built City of Ford's goofily allegorical debut is already ripe for revolution when Below sends physiognomist Cley to the minin...| Read Full Review of The Physiognomy
In the world of The Physiognomy, power doesn't corrupt, the corrupt are drawn to power.| Read Full Review of The Physiognomy
Location: UK Ive not heard of this author before, but the review did catch my attention.May 14 2006 | Read Full Review of The Physiognomy
A nose to me was an epic, a lip, a play, an ear, a many-volumed history of mankind’s fall.” Once in Anamasobia, Cley has been directed to use his abilities to carry out an investigation into the disappearance of a mysterious fruit that was formerly enshrined in the church of Anamasobia and said ...May 14 2006 | Read Full Review of The Physiognomy
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