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Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM By Kris Saknussemm

Enigmatic Pilot is Kris Saknussemm s outrageously brilliant yet profoundly moving exploration and excavation of the American dream and nightmare In 1844, in a still young America, the first intimations of civil war are stirring throughout the land In Zanesville, Ohio, the Sitturd family Hephaestus, a clubfooted inventor his wife, Rapture, a Creole from the Sea IslandsEnigmatic Pilot is Kris Saknussemm s outrageously brilliant yet profoundly moving exploration and excavation of the American dream and nightmare In 1844, in a still young America, the first intimations of civil war are stirring throughout the land In Zanesville, Ohio, the Sitturd family Hephaestus, a clubfooted inventor his wife, Rapture, a Creole from the Sea Islands and their prodigiously gifted six year old son, Lloyd, whose libido is as precocious as his intellect are forced to flee the only home they have ever known for an uncertain future in Texas, whence Hephaestus s half brother, Micah, has sent them a mysterious invitation, promising riches and wonders too amazing to be entrusted to paper.Thus begins one of the most incredible American journeys since Huck Finn and Jim first pushed their raft into the Mississippi Along the way, Lloyd will learn the intricacies of poker and murder, solve the problem of manned flight, find and lose true love, and become swept up in an ancient struggle between two secret societies whose arcane dispute has shaped the world s past and threatens to reshape its future Each side wants to use Lloyd against the other, but Lloyd has his own ideas and access to an occult technology as powerful as his imagination.
  • Title: Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tale Too True
  • Author: Kris Saknussemm
  • ISBN: 9780812974171
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback

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Lea Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
I'm not even sure where to begin with this one . . . There are a lot of wonderful and intriguing ideas here, but just too many problems for me to get past. Let's start with the positives:The setting is interesting, a sort of alternative old-west that is close enough to read as genuine history -- but just try looking up some of the people and incidents mentioned and you'll quickly see that the author has well and truly convinced you to accept fiction as fact.Most of the characters -- while not li [...]
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Tim Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Perhaps book reviewers are meant to relegate themselves to commenting on what's inside a book. Yet there are times the publishing process plays a role in a book. Unfortunately, that process damages Kris Saknussemm's latest novel, Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tale Too True. (Full disclosure: Saknussemm is a "Facebook Friend" of mine but I know nothing of the editorial and marketing decisions for this book. Likewise, he won't know the theme or content of this review unless and until he reads it.)I was [...]
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Christian Smith Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
I picked up this book in the same way I've made a lot of my most cherished literary discoveries- grabbed it for .25 at a library book sale just because the cover looked interesting. One of my greatest joys is opening a book up with no expectations and then having my mind blown by what I find inside."Enigmatic Pilot" hit so many of my "buttons" it was almost as if it was written with me specifically in mind. A bizarre amalgam of genres- steampunk mashed up with magic realism and laced with acid w [...]
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Dirk Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Perhaps Kris Saknussem is too smart for my own good. The novel's prologue is set in 1869. Chapter 1 takes up the tale in 1844. At that point, I think that the tale will cover 25 years and explain the rather fascinating "enigmas" contained in the prologue. Not so. Chapter 1 introduces a family in Zanesville, Ohio that receives a letter from the adult male's brother in Texas, urging them to join him there and discover something amazing. The family sets out on the journey. The novel takes them as f [...]
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Brian Gallagher Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Imagine the cover of this novel in motion, beckoning the reader into this one of a kind story of folklore and mystery. A pandora's box in disguise, it is the coveted book that lives in the storage room of the library. I cannot help but wonder what it would be like to be the reader who finds a copy in 100 years. Yes, it is that cool. Reading "Enigmatic Pilot" is a wet dream for both philosophers and conspiracy theorists, as this book unleashes realities that stack upon themselves like Russian nes [...]
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zxvasdf Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
This tall tale too true chronicles the mixed breed family Sitturds' migration South in response to a letter sent by the father Sitturd's brother. This is their story, but it is truly Lloyd's story, the six year old genius whose schemes deliver his family from woe, but also brings them out of the frying pan into the fire more often than not. The plot traces through historical events as we know them to have happened, with a bit of strange hoodoo thrown in. Saint Louis, Riverboats, escaped slaves. [...]
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Ori Fienberg Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
In the last book I review on , The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, I complained that I was not always convinced of the narrator's age and that he seemed just a little too precocious. The same complaint could certainly be made of the main character of Enigmatic Pilot, Lloyd Sitturd, but I'm not going to make it.Enigmatic Pilot steers it's reader so quickly and so deeply into a strange land that his antics seem just right for the [very] pre-teen 19th-century robot-building uber-genius protagonist. [...]
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abbylee Oqueli Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Another book that started off so strong and hopeful and then just fell apart! I loved the first two chapters and then spent the rest of this extremely slow read waiting to get back to that place. It was long, confusing, frustrating, and not at all what it set out to be. After dedicating countless hours to the characters and plot, I can honestly say, "I have no ideas what this book is about and not a clue what happened in the end." I also found it difficult to read about a six year old who was se [...]
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Summer Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
It's clear the author is a talented writer, but I didn't care for frankly anything in the book other than it was set in 1840s. The main character Lloyd is a sexually-aware six year old genius, and his costars club-footed papa Hephaestus and impossible-to-understand-without-reading-her-dialogue-out-loud Voodoo mama Rapture well, while they are weird, they are also pretty flat and boring. The best characters in this book are the side-characters. And the plot is about as slow as a snail moving uph [...]
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Stephen Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Definitely a tall tale. One so tall I gave up.ice. The first time after the intro. The second time I made it to mid-book. Good stories, even the most fantastic, are those that have a clear narrative and at least some believability at their core. Pilot has neither. Galore by Michael Crummey is an example of what this novel could have been. Where Galore is mythic like Moby Dick, Pilot feels like the kind of wild story you hear in bar that after ten minutes you lose interest in, say "excuse me" to [...]
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Sade Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Well - wow. This looked like it was going to be another quasi-steampunk-ery alt-history thing, and in a sense I guess it is but with some weird occult overtones and an ending I *really* didn't see coming. Which I greatly admire.
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Jack Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
This started off with a great kick but decended into an odd story about and odd family rambling through the US in the 1840s. From what I have read about the book, I need to read Zanesville to appreciate some of the characters. It was a fun read. Zanesville is on my list.
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Danny Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
Sounded interesting, but started it right before a book dry spell and didn't feel like going back to it.Sorry book! Maybe some other time.
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Dean Jun 19, 2019 - 16:46 PM
I really enjoyed this book, until the end. I don't understand how it ended.Thinking back on the story, I'm still not sure I understand the Prologue or the last 2 chapters.
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Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tale Too True By Kris Saknussemm Enigmatic Pilot is Kris Saknussemm s outrageously brilliant yet profoundly moving exploration and excavation of the American dream and nightmare In 1844, in a still young America, the first intimations of civil war are stirring throughout the land In Zanesville, Ohio, the Sitturd family Hephaestus, a clubfooted inventor his wife, Rapture, a Creole from the Sea IslandsEnigmatic Pilot is Kris Saknussemm s outrageously brilliant yet profoundly moving exploration and excavation of the American dream and nightmare In 1844, in a still young America, the first intimations of civil war are stirring throughout the land In Zanesville, Ohio, the Sitturd family Hephaestus, a clubfooted inventor his wife, Rapture, a Creole from the Sea Islands and their prodigiously gifted six year old son, Lloyd, whose libido is as precocious as his intellect are forced to flee the only home they have ever known for an uncertain future in Texas, whence Hephaestus s half brother, Micah, has sent them a mysterious invitation, promising riches and wonders too amazing to be entrusted to paper.Thus begins one of the most incredible American journeys since Huck Finn and Jim first pushed their raft into the Mississippi Along the way, Lloyd will learn the intricacies of poker and murder, solve the problem of manned flight, find and lose true love, and become swept up in an ancient struggle between two secret societies whose arcane dispute has shaped the world s past and threatens to reshape its future Each side wants to use Lloyd against the other, but Lloyd has his own ideas and access to an occult technology as powerful as his imagination.

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