Will I get flamed and disregarded for asserting that Priest's "Inverted World" was a really good idea with a really awful ending? Maybe not as bad as the ending to Sphere or Hackworth's fate in Diamond Age, but just as disappointing.
I was thinking of that book too, though I couldn't remember its name. Yeah, that book was deeply weird, and the ending was goofy.
saw the first one, thought "I could imagine someone building that", then I saw the other ones, and realized it was a collage.
The mansion on wheels has been built, sort of: http://www.obtainiumworks.net/neverwas-haul/.
The first one said "Howl's moving castle" to me.