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Review ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Dan Simmons Dan Simmons Õ 2 Free read Summary ✓ Olympos Author Dan Simmons É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Sly following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative but that was before twenty first century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy Hector and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus a. I enjoyed the beginning of this book as it picks up where Ilium left off Leading up to about the middle of the book the story line is interesting and exciting And then wham Stinky turds from there on out The rest of the story is a classic example of everything I can t stand about bad science fictionNo or very little insight into the science The author just assumes you know what the he is talking aboutSo many people and characters interacting in blurry loops of potential meaning that go nowhere For example about 58 the way through you are introduced to a historical character named Ahman Ferdinand Mark Alonzo Khan Ho Tep Say that three times fast I m sorry but as a reader I m so tired of being brutalized by authors with names like this Crap like this even makes skimming irritatingCharacters reintroducedreincarnated after having their heads bitten off the only difference is now their boobs don t sagChapter 91 You get to enjoy the back seat activities of two teenage characters you ve never even been introduced to Oh come on If I wanted to read this kind of shit it s all over the internet or TVI LOVED Hyperion This series isn t worth the paper it s printed on and unfortunately you d give yourself a paper cut on your bunghole if you used this book properly Ty jesteś moje imię narrative but that was before twenty first century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy Hector and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus a. I enjoyed the beginning of this book as it picks up where Ilium left off Leading up to about the middle of the book the story line is interesting and exciting And then wham Stinky turds from there on out The rest of the story is a classic example of everything I can t stand about bad science fictionNo or very little insight into the science The author just assumes you know what the he is talking aboutSo many people and characters interacting in blurry loops of potential meaning that go The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy nowhere For example about 58 the way through you are introduced to a historical character The Complete Amber Sourcebook named Ahman Ferdinand Mark Alonzo Khan Ho Tep Say that three times fast I m sorry but as a reader I m so tired of being brutalized by authors with Jadę sobie Azja Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet names like this Crap like this even makes skimming irritatingCharacters reintroducedreincarnated after having their heads bitten off the only difference is Sweet Alien Reestrian Mates #2 now their boobs don t sagChapter 91 You get to enjoy the back seat activities of two teenage characters you ve Detective Wanda Wolfe never even been introduced to Oh come on If I wanted to read this kind of shit it s all over the internet or TVI LOVED Hyperion This series isn t worth the paper it s printed on and unfortunately you d give yourself a paper cut on your bunghole if you used this book properly

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Review ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Dan Simmons Dan Simmons Õ 2 Free read Summary ✓ Olympos Author Dan Simmons É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Librarian's Note Alternate Edition with same isbn isbn 13 January 2011THE EXTRAORDINARY AND MAGNIFICENT EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE HUGO AWARD NOMINATED ILIUMBeneath the gaze of the gods the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat scrupulou. Contains spoilers towards the endThis is my least favorite bookIt s not the worst book I ve ever read Manos The Hands of Fate is perhaps the worst movie I ve ever seen but it s not my least favorite It takes than simple technical ineptness to rise or sink to the rank of my least favorite A least favorite work needs to commit some special crime Olympos crime is that it took the plot threads of Ilium one of the top two or three most creative and ambitious science fiction books I ve yet encountered and bungled them to an astonishing almost insulting degreeIlium as I ve just said is an incredible book It s perhaps Simmons most imaginative work so far and that s saying something In what other single book can you find posthumans posing as Greek gods on Mars intelligent machines discussing literature on the moons of Jupiter a legendary Greek hero hunting prehistoric mammals on the pampas of South America and a society of pampered partiers to whom getting devoured by an Allosaurus causes scarcely of an inconvenience than a bad hangover And that s just the tip of that book s iceberg of wonderful and unlikely inventions All of these unusual and fascinating things are packaged into three or less distinct storylines each of them exciting purposeful and compelling I found the Caliban seuence towards the end to be a somewhat abrupt and strange change of pace but I could live with it When I put the book down I could not wait to dive into the seuelIt was badHockenberry s tale in Ilium was exhilarating Hockenberry a seemingly rather weak character through deception desperation and pure ballsiness managed the manipulate the Greeks and Trojans into turning their war against the cruel posthuman Gods He s not given anything nearly as interesting or compelling to do here In fact besides flying halfway to Earth with the Moravecs and then deciding to teleport back I don t remember him doing much of anything notable As I found his story in Ilium to be especially compelling this was a real let down Simmons instead chose to spend much of his time on the Greek side of things with Achilles and his campaign against the gods Which is unfortunate because Achilles really does not have the depth to carry such storyline weight Olympos should have stuck with the continuing story arcs from Ilium rather than focusing so much time and energy on thisBut it turns out that s what Olympos does It sidetracks It goes on tangents abandoning the story arcs that made Ilium so compelling Take Harman s storyline for example For the most part it is rather interesting and actually does contribute to the story and our knowledge of the mythos of this world However near the end of his journey his story arc veers wildly off course to focus on a wrecked submarine containing black hole bombs Where did that come from How did that contribute in any way to the plot What mysteries did that solve With so many interesting possibilities in this wonderful setting why did Dan Simmons choose this non seuiter as the climactic moment for one of his main characters It makes me want to tear my hair outThat is another thing Olympos does introduce things at the last minute We finally meet SyxoraxCirce well towards the end of the book after hearing so much about her Her scenes do nothing to explain things and in fact only serve to make it less clear exactly how the Odysseus of the Trojan war became the Odysseus that Harman and company encounter on Earth Introducing an important character like that with only a small fraction of pages left makes things feel very cramped towards the end In fact the entire last section of the book felt very rushed and crampled I was reading the half hearted and generic epilogue almost before I even realized itI m just getting started with the laundry list of things that frustrate me to no end about Olympos but by now I m getting tired of typing and you may well be tired of reading so I ll keep the rest brief Major conflicts peter out to nothing Setebos who seems to be the ultimate evil of this story flees and vanishes without a fight In the final showdown between Caliban and Daemen nothing climactic happens than Caliban uttering a few of his inscrutable verses Even Zeus demise felt meaningless and disappointing Childishly gross as well honestly And finally most of the major mysteries put forth by Ilium never get solved I still don t know how or why the Posts of Earth became the Gods of Olympos I still don t know how Odysseus ended up on Earth An explanation is put forth as to where the alternate ancient Greek Earth came from but I found it extremely weak and unsatisfying An afterthought Dan Simmons throwing up his hands and admitting that he doesn t knowSo yeah this is a rather long review But my frustration and contempt for this book has been stewing in me for years and I needed the catharsis of getting it all out in a place where others could perhaps commiserate with me Thanks for reading and may all seuels you read be better than this one

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Review ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Dan Simmons Dan Simmons Õ 2 Free read Summary ✓ Olympos Author Dan Simmons É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nd the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions to exterminate rather than serveAnd now all bets are off. Dan Simmons Olympos consists mainly in two threads In the one most of our various characters Harman and Daeman the moravecs Odysseus Achilles et al undertake long journeys in time and space bringing them at an unbearably slow pace towards the future Earth On these journeys they endure various ordeals of little conseuence and a great deal of nothing occurs and is described at great length and in extraordinary detail by Simmons In the other thread we are treated to pages and pages of expository monologues from Prospero Moira Harman and others as Simmons attempts to explain just what the fuck is going on and unload the enormous backstory omitted from the largely incomprehensible Ilium This exposition is heavy handed and clumsy Explanations proffered for the events we have followed and wondered about for over a thousand pages vary from merely stupid to jaw droppingly cringe inducingly idiotic Simmons repeatedly solves mysteries he has been building since the first page of Ilium in a single tossed off sentence or paragraph His explanation of the voynix complete with unnecessary and unconvincing connection to the Voynich Manuscript in particular is not just unsatisfying but infuriating while I actually had to put the book down and walk away after he tried to explain Setebos through World As Myth bullshit stolen from Robert Heinlein and mixed with New Agey uantum mysticismA word on mechanics Simmons s prose is by and large effective and deserves no special praise or blame Where the story falls is in the construction of the plot which in addition to its overall incoherence proceeds in fits and starts with long stretches of inaction punctuated by world changing events treated in brief Both gods and machines regularly serve as dei ex machinae with characters brought together on the thinnest of pretexts to haul one another out of intractable jams The novel s conclusion is full of these convenient escapes plot holes and simple omissions and several major threads are left unresolvedSimmons fascination with juvenilia is a distraction and regularly breaks the flow of the narrative ranging from fart jokes and locker room obscenities in the mouths of Greek gods to pervasive explicit descriptions of sex including rape and thousand year old entities in 16 year old bodies and of nude bodies done throughout in a register not just clinical but often creepySimmons literary approach to science fiction does deserve praise and is something I would like to see of He has a strong familiarity with Homer Shakespeare and Proust although I was annoyed by many egregious errors in his use of Greek Unfortunately Simmons sometimes delightful festival of allusion is hamstrung by his failure to convincingly integrate the use of literary connections by his characters and in his backstory into the plot Both literary allusion and descriptions of sexuality carry the sense that the author feels he is getting away with something delivered with a smirk and a self congratulatory chuckle While his audaciously literate story occasionally soars it never reaches the joyful madness it could have had in the hands of a writer like Roger Zelazny of whom below or Umberto Eco someone who understood and reveled in its absurdity Simmons takes himself far too seriouslyI mention Roger Zelazny because Ilium and Olympos really demand comparison to his classic Hugo winning Lord of Light There are so many similarities between the novels the post human nanotech infused gods recreating mythology the elaborate literary allusions the domedforcefield protected citadel on an inhospitable mountaintop the oppressed preindustrial populace reincarnating through divine machines the war between gods and men the final injection of Christianity into the conflict that I cannot help but think Simmons is straight up lifting from ZelaznySo how do the two stories stack up On my reading Lord of Light wins on virtually every dimension It is much much shorter at about 300 pages against close to 1800 for Ilium and Olympos together It is tightly plotted Although like Simmons epic the story is convoluted in time it ultimately makes sense and is far better structured It is funnier and spends time enjoying its own audacity Zelazny s use of mythology Hindu and Buddhist in this case and literature is woven effectively into the structure of the novel than Simmons bizarre combination of Homer Shakespeare and nonsense Zelazny is happy to handwave most of the science behind his creation avoiding Simmons ad nauseum repetition of the words uantum and Calabi Yau well defined scientific terms whose meanings I don t believe Simmons understands Above all Zelazny embraced the lunacy he created Lord of Light is joyful funny occasionally insightful and always mad with none of the cringing self conscious titillation of Olympos It s simply a better novel and a enjoyable read