Илион

  • Title: Илион
  • Author: Dan Simmons Дан Симънс Крум Бъчваров
  • ISBN: 9789545855658
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I love the idea of a throwback, an author who takes cues from classics and puts a new spin on them. Mieville took rollicking pulp and updated it, Susanna Clarke made fairy tales and the Gothic novel sing for a modern audience--but if you're going to adopt a bygone style, take only the best, and leave the dross. By all means, copy Howard's verve and brooding, but skip the sexist titillation. Copy Lovecraft's cosmic horror, but skip the racist epithets. Dan Simmon's Ilium feels like 50's sci fi fo [...]

    2. Christmas 2010: I realised that I had got stuck in a rut. I was re-reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works. Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci-Fi award. That’s 35 books, 6 of which I’d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and beca [...]

    3. If someone were to describe this book to me (if they even could), I don't know if I would believe how much I absolutely enjoyed it. Dan Simmons is a mad genius.Shakespeare-quoting humanoid robots, Greek Gods, post-humans, and old-style humans somehow make the craziest awesome story imaginable.Ilium is a story told through essentially three unrelated viewpoints. First, there's Hockenberry. This is told in first person. Hockenberry is called a "Scholic," a human from our the 20th century (our time [...]

    4. ~ 15/02/17I've only read one chapter but I can already tell the writing is so unbelievably brilliant. Insta-love for me.~ 18/03/17•I'm a little past page 100 and the writing is still brilliant, but all the rest isn't doing it for me -sure enough I've only been able to read 100 pages in 30 days. I've no doubt the world-building is complex and thought-out, but nothing is explicitly explained and the reader is supposed to glean all the information from the story itself as it unfolds; normally I w [...]

    5. "Literary science fiction". One of the words in this phrase struggles and strains against the other two like an 18-month old who doesn't want to be picked up. It doesn't want to be associated with a genre that often is long on ideas and short on quality prose and sharp and distinct style. It often succeeds in escaping the pull of science fiction's weak gravity. Occassionaly, an author creates a story that is so dense that the word is held in place in an unstable orbit. Ultimately many of those f [...]

    6. Most excellent. I like SF, and I like much of what gets lumped under the rather stuffy title 'classic literature'. Clearly, so does Dan Simmons. Set in a very distant future, long after both AI and posthumans have merged, this novel contains three main storylines, all of which ventually intersect. First, there's a group of languid, pleasure-seeking old-style humans living on old earth, all their needs taken care of by mechanical servitors left for them, presumably, by the posthumans. Upon comple [...]

    7. My review of Ilium in a nutshell: “I liked it?”AMBISHUN: DAN SIMMONS HAZ IT. I’m not sure if it is possible to be too ambitious when creating a plot for a novel, but Dan Simmons seems to be on a mission to find out. There are concepts, there are high concepts, and there are Dan Simmons concepts. When it’s time for Simmons to begin a new novel, I picture something like this:Dan Simmons is smoking a pipe (made from the bones of an aurochs), deep in the bowels of Stately Simmons Manor. Insp [...]

    8. Masterly far-future sci-fi epicness from Dan Simmons. Thousands of years into Earth's future the human population has stagnated into a contented form of indulgent immortality; no-one dies and no-one goes hungry, but also no-one really does anything more interesting than take part in the occasional sex party or get eaten by a cloned Allosaur. Meanwhile a present-day historian has been resurrected on Mars, apparently at the whim of the ancient Greek gods in order to act as observer to the siege of [...]

    9. A fantastic sci-fi epic in the tradition of Simmons's Hyperion Cantos. In Ilium, as in the Hyperion books, Simmons really shows off his knowledge of classical literature. He obviously knows the Iliad and the Odyssey inside and out, but the author (through his characters) also fills this book with literary and historical references to Shakespeare, Proust, and a dozen other sources. It's ingenious and it made me to resolve to finally get around to reading the Iliad myself once I've finished this s [...]

    10. According to the cover for Ilium, it was nominated for the Hugo Novel of the Year in 2004. It absolutely deserved it. It also didn't win, and it deserved that as well. Don't get me wrong. It's a great book and I loved reading it (indeed, this was the second time I read it and I think I enjoyed it more the second time). It's really three stories all happening in different places in the solar system at the same time, inevitably approaching one another. It's rare to find a book tries this and does [...]

    11. Prepare to have mind blown.I like dense reads, and I like immersing myself in complex worlds created by brilliant minds but never, NEVER have I read a more astonishingly complex novel. 1/2 the way through this gigantic mind bender I was still completely without a clue about what was going on in the book. The fact that I and so many others rate this book so highly tells you a little something about our Mr. Simmons and the quality of his writing. Who get's away with this?? Nobody does excpet for D [...]

    12. I can't seem to say enough in the way of praise for Dan Simmons. The guy is a frickin' genius and one of the best writers working in any genre today. "Ilium" is his science fiction magnum opus. It is a grand epic in the same way Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Frank Herbert's "Dune" series were grand epics in their genre. The funny thing is Simmons's "Ilium" is a sci-fi epic ABOUT one of the greatest epics of all time, Homer's "The Iliad". Well, it's not so much about "The Iliad" as it [...]

    13. The Iliad serves as the starting point here ("Sing, O Muse, of the rage of Achilles"), and from there Dan Simmons proceeds to amaze you with some of the most literate science fiction you'll ever read. The story unfolds in three parts, which are skillfully woven together to increase dramatic tension as the plot lines spiral closer to each other. The end of Ilium is a soft stop, there is some closure but it leaves much open for the next book Olympos. The science fiction is the good stuff that sci- [...]

    14. A book should not be hard to read. To pick up a book, and to read the words and enjoy them should not be hard, it should just be. Reading this book was hard. Every moment I normally would pick up a book to read a little I would pick up this, and every time I did not look forward to it.It baffles me; I could have sworn that I enjoyed Hyperion and that it was well-written, could I have been so wrong? This was not enjoyable, it was not well-written, and it was so hugely disappointing. 700 pages is [...]

    15. Primero de todo decir que he leído este libro en la versión de dos volúmenes y por lo tanto solo me he leído esta primera parte.La historia de cada una de las tres tramas me parece muy original y fresca, pero si tuviera que quedarme con alguna sería sin duda aquella que hace referencia a la Ilíada de Homero.Esa mezcla de Guerra de Troya, Dioses griegos posthumanos y ese toque de ciencia ficción, me ha parecido una verdadera locura. Ojala todo el libro fuera sobre ello XDLa incertidumbre d [...]

    16. In spite of the violent content, I really like Dan Simmons' Hyperion and its sequel. This book looked like it had potential. For reasons unknown, the Greek gods are kicking it on Mars and the Trojan War is being fought with a lot of their participation.Now the book starts throwing in all sorts of sci-fi wondersce, but not enough to save this.First- it's far too detailed and has too many repeated references to the Iliad. Second, some seriously unbelievable things happen several times. And third, [...]

    17. Ilium defies description. It's epic sci-fi with huge twists, characters tempting fate, some fickle and furious Greek gods, Achilles and Hector from Homer's Iliad, Shakespeare-spouting robots from Jupiter, oh, and some trippy worm holes. It's good stuff. Video thoughts at youtube/watch?v=zIeLP

    18. Dan Simmons, one of my favorite authors. This book has it all, it has the Trojans, Troy, and the Iliad. Aliens, robots, and Gods of all sizes. This book is a blast to read and will appeal to fantasy readers, science fiction readers, and even to historical fiction readers. A must read.

    19. Holy bloody freakin' incredible hell. Or Hades. Whatever. I'm I have no words. Seriously. This was beyond brilliant. I don't know who took Dan Simmon's brain, drugged it up, sprinkled it with colours and glitter to come up with THAT but please do it again. Often. Ilium is a wild mixture of science-fiction, fantasy, a history (or should I say literature?) lesson, and awesomeness. And it's only the first part - don't think you can get in other books between Ilium and its sequel Olympos (I wanted t [...]

    20. I thought that the best I was ever going to read from Simmons was his Hyperion series. That thought was seriously challenged with Ilium, and it's sequel, Olympos. The way that Simmons weaves the tale of Troy into a science fiction masterpiece is absolutely astounding. For high school and college student who struggled greatly and mightily through Homer's epic poems, these two books should be required reading BEFORE reading Homer's actual work. Simmons's knowledge of the stories, it's characters, [...]

    21. Hands down the best scifi that I’ve read in the last ten years. This was the first time that I’d read Dan Simmons and I was floored by the depth of his characters, the complexity of his plot, and the intricate and fascinating world(s) he created. I personally liked the feeling over never really knowing more than any of the characters. I enjoyed the mystery of being on level with the characters, unsure of what would come next. Nothing about this is a light read. The book treats you like an a [...]

    22. Четиринайсет години след най-популярното си произведение „Хиперион“ Дан Симънс представя на зажаднялата публика своя нов роман „Илион“, в който залага на познатата формула: паралелни и привидно несвързани сюжетни линии плюс загадки. Този път те са комбинирани с литера [...]

    23. The plot of this book is to complex to even attempt to go into but it has a dead historian recording events of the Trojan war for the gods, strange humans on a seemingly distant future earth, a machine race of explorers living on the outskirts of the solar system, and Shakespeare. Believe it or not they all go together in not such a surreal way as you might think. The characters are well rounded and evolve with the story. I don't know that it has important moral implications in the world but it [...]

    24. Je crois que j'ai encore plus apprécié ce roman à la 2e lecture. Je gardais un souvenir confus de certains passages (ou certaines destinées), mais des impressions très nettes d'autres scènes, que j'ai revisitées avec plaisir.A moi Olympos maintenant !

    25. I went through a full spectrum of emotions while reading this book. Swinging between laughter, horror, sadness, boredom and confusion. The first half of the book I had no idea really what was going on, who was who and what the main plot of the story was. I mean there are aliens, Greek gods on Mars and a dinosaur! Who puts that lot into one story? I still dont think I can really explain the plot and characters to someone who hasn't read this book without sounding crazy and just rambling.About 50% [...]

    26. This is an absolute marvel, its ingenuity is second to none genre-wise. I totally enjoyed this, though for the life of me, I anticipate explain why it has taken me more than six months to read this beautiful book? On and off of course. It wasn't as straight forward as most other Dan Simmons I've read, and yes, I did struggle just a bit at the beginning, but once I got the plot mechanism, everything flowed like a charm. The story is beautifully crafted, the characters are amazing and the warping [...]

    27. ZApravo puno lošije nego sam očekivao. Opet, Simmons piše kao nitko, precizan je i pjevan; ritmičan i bogat No, priča kao priča me malo(krc malo, puno) umorila, eto.

    28. Me ha gustado bastante. No llega a ser tan buena como la saga de Hiperión pero esto ya lo esperaba, es difícil superar aquello. Hay tres lineas argumentales distintas que acaban conectando hacia el final de la novela, un final que queda totalmente abierto para la continuación, titulada Olimpo.En la primera estamos en la guerra de Troya. El protagonista es Hockenberry, un profesor del siglo XXI especialista en cultura griega clásica, que ha sido devuelto a la vida y que actua como observador [...]

    29. There are a lot of very polarizing views on this book, people either love it or hate it. I think I'm right in the middle. I'm entertained by Dan Simmons writing in general and a story centered on the Iliad written as a sci fi epic is an intriguing idea at the least. However, it takes half the book before you even have a clue of what is going on and even longer to really get how the world's are connected. What I mean is that the Iliad is on Earth in the BCs and the post humans playing Gods are ce [...]

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