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  1. says:

    Oh frack it I’ve started and deleted and restarted this review too many times already Dan Simmons’ Ilium and Olympos have left me speechless If you ask my wife you’ll discover that’s a rare occurrence indeed I don’t think I can put to

  2. says:

    Contains spoilers towards the endThis is my least favorite bookIt's not the worst book I've ever read Manos The

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    MAJOR SPOILERS AHEADI have tremendous problems with this book not the least of which is that I wanted to enjoy it so badly Simmons has a talent for writing good scenes and decent characters but the overall struc

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    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

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    It's like Simmons wanted to write a seuel to Ilium but told himself he was going to make it the exact opposite in almost every way imaginable This book was much darker in tone and much violent then the first book but it s

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    didn't answer anythingthe uite one didn't show upsetebos just leftislamophobia left a bad taste in my mind

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    If you ever plan to read the Ilium duo logy then i recommend doing it back to back I picked up Olympos 18 months after Ilium and experienced a great deal of confusion My usual go to Wikipedia let me down so i resorted to finding spoiler reviews which gave me snippets of names events and what went down I would still need to re read

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    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 conseuenc

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    Mind blowing adrenaline pumping world expanding science fiction at its very best Dan Simmons has big ideas and grand schemes and he is never content to simply tell a story; no he must weave it into our own reality in a seamless fashi

  10. says:

    Welllll I just can't get excited about this book now that it's over After wading through 900 dense pages of literary influenced sci fi I feel a little cheated by where we ended up Harman's journey into what was supposed to be the Ear

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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 an. didn t answer anythingthe uite one didn t show upsetebos just leftislamophobia left a bad taste in my mind

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Olympos By Dan Simmons

D 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 of. If you ever plan to read the Ilium duo logy then i recommend doing it back to back I picked up Olympos 18 months after Ilium and experienced a great deal of confusion My usual go to Wikipedia let me down so i resorted to finding spoiler reviews which gave me snippets of names events and what went down I would still need to re read Ilium to fully appreciate OlymposIt continues in the same vein as Ilium with the three story lines still separate but slowly making their way to the inevitable convergence the Moravecs and Hockenberry are investigating the uantum disturbances emanating from old Earth the Trojans and Greeks are fighting the Gods of Mount Olympos and Harman Ada and the rest of the Old Style Humans are fighting the Voynix who ve turn against themMuch like his other science fiction classic Hyperion Olympos is thoroughly entertaining and packed with philosophy psychics history and likable characters My only gripe is the length as at least 100 pages could have been cut

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Librarian's Note Alternate Edition with same isbn isbn January THE 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 scrupulously. Oh frack it I ve started and deleted and restarted this review too many times already Dan Simmons Ilium and Olympos have left me speechless If you ask my wife you ll discover that s a rare occurrence indeed I don t think I can put together an entirely coherent review much less something with any significant insight on the author s ideas So I ll just share what I m able to get out in a little solitary brainstorming sessionFirst of all you have to realize that Olympos isn t merely the seuel to Ilium neither book is complete without the other and I must review them together That bugs me insofar as I like the idea of a book standing on its own Preuels and seuels and subseueseuels that should be a word yes are fine and dandy indeed I encourage them so long as the author doesn t screw it all up with some lazy cop out but each book or at least the first book should be able to stand on its own Ian Tregillis Bitter Seeds is a good example of a book that clearly leaves the door open to be part of a larger series but stands on its own as a satisfying story I can see how Dan Simmons wanted Ilium to stand on its own how he left the story at a good place to pause but that s all it was a good place to pause Ilium by itself simply is not a satisfying read And it s too bad really because Ilium is fucking brilliant I was stunned by the breadth of imagination and creativity expressed while maintaining depth and uality of character you ll read nothing like it I guarantee But I give it four stars because it doesn t stand on its own Olympos gets three stars because it also doesn t stand on its own and because it s just not as good as Ilium which seems to be the near universal consensus if GR reviews are to be trustedAdmittedly I gave five stars to Dan Simmons other epic work Hyperion despite the fact that it doesn t stand on its own Hyperion however is different and someday when I review Hyperion properly I ll explain whySecond thing you have to realize is that Ilium and Olympos are long grueling complex at times tedious oh did I mention they re long Put together they are 1664 pages in paperback or 1296 in hardback I read both books on the iPhone Kindle app and let me tell you it was A LOT of page turning Still I don t have a problem with length if it s needed and if the story is worth it In this case the main story arc is complex enough to justify a great deal of length by itself but the author threw in sub plots and side plots that although interesting when all was said and done served to lengthen the books without adding significantly adding to the booksNow having said all that Ilium and Olympos were fascinating original creative challenging and in the end rewarding I put a lot of time and expended a good deal of mental energy into reading and understanding these books and I m glad I did The author s central idea around which he crafted the Ilium Universe is intriguing to say the least and presents some awesome opportunities for original world buildingview spoilerOkay I m trying out the new embeded spoiler function here Dan Simmons idea is that when the mental energy of some super genius writer like Homer or Shakespeare is focused sufficiently that energy pops off into a new universe where the writer s imagined story comes true So when Homer wrote the Iliad a universe popped into existence full of Greeks and Trojans fighting and killing each other When Shakespeare wrote The Tempsest that also came true in its own universe The characters from Homer s Iliad and Shakespeare s Tempest play central roles in Dan Simmons story hide spoiler