B. Catling on “The Vorrh” and “The Velocity of Mistake”

Attempting to summarize B. Catling‘s novel The Vorrh is something of a challenge. Within it can be found a period adventure story, in which one determined man sets out on a strange quest, and an equally determined man sets out to stop him. There are also real-life figures, including Eadweard Muybridge, whose actions and obsessions act as a counterpoint to the sections of the book largely set in colonial Africa, in and around the forest that gives the book its […]

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