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10 thoughts on “Splinter

  1. says:

    This was supposed to be a SciFi book Instead it was a book that took a science fiction premise one that was unsuccessfully used by Ju

  2. says:

    This book is SO hard to get into The main character is totally unlikeable It doesn't help that he's a walking dick acts like one plus every woman he sees he's wondering how to get into her pants and talks about how badly he needs to get laid My fiance gave up before the end of chapter one but I'm trying to drag myself through it My

  3. says:

    I've only gotten about a third of the way into this one and have started reading something else so it may be a non finisher It's not awful just hard to connect with mostly because of the main character The basic ideas storytelling are OK if a little outdated in terms of science fiction end of the world concepts Well I finally finished this one after nearly nine months It just didn't have anything for me aside from the background reason fo

  4. says:

    To me it didn’t seem like the author of this book really thought out the book before he wrote it Most of the time he wouldn’t really write than five pages before one of the characters would think of something that didn’t relate at all to the plot It made it very hard to remember what was going on in the book if I picked it up later especially if I had set the book down without marking my page In my opinion Splinter

  5. says:

    15 stars felt like author intended to write about a father son thingbut with the cult and the mystery of the wasted world outside and the nonsensical nature of staying in a house with people who believe the world has literally broken apart like tectonically broken and the crazy characters that well they're the followers of the cult leader so there's not much to empathize with in regards to their stories To g

  6. says:

    Inspired by one of Jules Verne's less known books this is the story of what happens to a small group of people when a splinter of earth survives the destruction ? of the planet To be honest it's mostly the story of one middle aged man who refuses to believe what has happened and of his coming to terms with it It's uite well written and does evoke the style of novels written in an earlier time but I found it

  7. says:

    Splinter is a reworking of the lesser known work Off on a Comet by Jules Verne that began life as a short story for an anthology However this is not just a simple reworking of the tropes used in Verne's story but a whole new approach in fact both stories could not be different Whilst Verne was famous for his info dumps of actual scientific knowledge to explain the fantastical elements of the tale Adam Roberts i

  8. says:

    I'm definitely the target audience for this book exceedingly clever and imaginative thinking combined with the author's trademark gorgeous prose His cleverness is sometimes stultifying as it can be too much at once But his sensitivity to his characters and their emotional plight always tempers the cleverness Case in point SPLINTER f

  9. says:

    I would've like this book a lot if it wasn't focused on sex sex sex All the main character thought about was sex with seemingly every female th

  10. says:

    The relations between father and son and reality and unreality form the core of this literary sf novel which is haunting mesmerizing and a page turner to boot I put sf in uotes because except for furthering the premise of the less well known Verne Hector Servadac or Off on a Comet the book has nothing to do with usual sf a

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However Hector is amazed when the section of Earth that the ranch is on suddenly breaks free from the rest of the planet during the collisi. Inspired by one of Jules Verne s less known books this is the story of what happens to a small group of people when a splinter of earth survives the destruction of the planet To be honest it s mostly the story of one middle aged man who refuses to believe what has happened and of his coming to terms with it It s uite well written and does evoke the style of novels written in an earlier time but I found it a bit tedious and I really didn t like the ending Definitely my least favourite of the 10 or so Roberts books that I ve read 2 12 stars

Summary Splinter

Splinter

On He struggles with his skepticism and acceptance of the fact that he is part of the remnants of the human race on a splinter from the Eart. I m definitely the target audience for this book exceedingly clever and imaginative thinking combined with the author s trademark gorgeous prose His cleverness is sometimes stultifying as it can be too much at once But his sensitivity to his characters and their emotional plight always tempers the cleverness Case in point SPLINTER features two major flashbacks both of which appear thematically relevant than narratively relevant In the first the protagonist remembers thinking nothing is original and then becoming irritated because he isn t even the first to come up with that idea Secondly the emotional climax of the novel reveals in flashback a bike collision between the protagonist and a girl he was crushing on Written like Will Self than Roberts this final flashback ties together many of the themes of the novel collision separation maturity by violent and destructive means It ends with no answers how I like em and offers a gentle suggestion that perhaps the protagonist has finally or will finally reach adulthood

Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Adam Roberts

Hector travels across America to visit his father on a ranch He discovers that he has constructed a cult who await the impact of an asteroid. This book is SO hard to get into The main character is totally unlikeable It doesn t help that he s a walking dick acts like one plus every woman he sees he s wondering how to get into her pants and talks about how badly he needs to get laid My fiance gave up before the end of chapter one but I m trying to drag myself through it My hopes are not high081809 Finished it The last chapter or so is written in the future tense which is a weird and seemingly meaningless choice The ending was unsatisfying All in all it read like a book you have to read for class and this is coming from someone who majored in English and loved most of the books she read for class Maybe it would be interesting if I was reading it for class then we would be discussing and analyzing it But it is not an enjoyable sci fi read and I wouldn t recommend it