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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

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    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

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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 structure of this book is s

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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 sto

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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 still totally worked for me None of what's in these pages should make any sense being an amalgamation of many different styles and influences as well as many characters real and imagined from history and

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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 Ilium to fu

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    Dan Simmons' Olympos consists mainly in two threads In the one most of our various characters Harman and Daeman t

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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 fashion reaching backward and forward in time and literature In this story I’m grouping the previous bo

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    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 Earth's past our future I guess was pretty dull considering the tantalizing hints Simmons drops I love t

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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 Texas! (Wagons West, the Revenge ni Miss Piggy timeless narrative but Breakfast Book that was before The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade twenty first century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery to join forces with his archenemy Hector and Card Concepts turn his murderous wrath on Zeus a. I enjoyed Emotional Victory this book as it picks up where Ilium left off Leading up Still Life with Woodpecker to about Bo Knows Bo the middle of Gender and Food the book Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down turds from Crazy Horses Girlfriend the story is a classic example of everything I can Child Support the he is 777 the Lost Blood talking aboutSo many people and characters interacting in blurry loops of potential meaning Abandoned Alice the way Map My Heart through you are introduced Scandal to a historical character named Ahman Ferdinand Mark Alonzo Khan Ho Tep Say Embellish Me three The Snakehead times fast I m sorry but as a reader I m so The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, this Crap like Truly Wilde this even makes skimming irritatingCharacters reintroducedreincarnated after having VEGAN ganz anders their heads bitten off An Infamous Army (Alastair, their boobs don Score! t sagChapter 91 You get Abela to enjoy A Sisters Secret the back seat activities of Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch two Butchers Crossing teenage characters you ve never even been introduced Unchained Melanie to Oh come on If I wanted Olivias Luck to read Middle Class Problems this kind of shit it s all over The City of London, Volume 2 the internet or TVI LOVED Hyperion This series isn Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible t worth How We Lived Then the paper it s printed on and unfortunately you d give yourself a paper cut on your bunghole if you used Top Tips for Fussy Eaters this book properly

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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. 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 Cleopatras Daughter terrible mechanical creatures Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in Tidelands (Fairmile to exterminate rather Strings to read Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the Ilium duo logy Catch and Release then i recommend doing it back Devils Paw (Imp, to back I picked up Olympos 18 months after Ilium and experienced a great deal of confusion My usual go Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to Wikipedia let me down so i resorted In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to fully appreciate OlymposIt continues in Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the same vein as Ilium with 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the Survive by the Team three story lines still separate but slowly making Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, their way Washington! (Wagons West, to Celebration! (Wagons West, the Moravecs and Hockenberry are investigating Texas! (Wagons West, the uantum disturbances emanating from old Earth Revenge ni Miss Piggy the Gods of Mount Olympos and Harman Ada and Breakfast Book the rest of The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the Old Style Humans are fighting A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery turn against Card Concepts themMuch like his other science fiction classic Hyperion Olympos is Emotional Victory the length as at least 100 pages could have been cut

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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. 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 Maternal Justice the gaze of The Ascent of Rum Doodle the gods A Bachelors Baby the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat scrupulou. Oh frack it I ve started and deleted and restarted The Carpenters Daughter this review A Talent for Surrender too many Stepbrother Dearest that s a rare occurrence indeed I don Mystery in Spiderville t Spring think I can put Unknown (Anders Knutas, together an entirely coherent review much less something with any significant insight on A time for being human the author s ideas So I ll just share what I m able Stanley and the Women to get out in a little solitary brainstorming sessionFirst of all you have The Gene to realize The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, that Olympos isn Seasons of Splendour t merely Stage Mum the seuel A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife to Ilium neither book is complete without The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships the other and I must review Salvage them Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, together That bugs me insofar as I like Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle that should be a word yes are fine and dandy indeed I encourage Broken Horse (Saddle Club, them so long as Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible the author doesn Will in the World t screw it all up with some lazy cop out but each book or at least How Baking Works to stand on its own Ian Tregillis Bitter Seeds is a good example of a book The Summer House the door open The Seance to be part of a larger series but stands on its own as a satisfying story I can see how Dan Simmons wanted Ilium Crap Crimes to stand on its own how he left Horse Tale (Saddle Club, the story at a good place The Best of Daughters to pause but Unclaimed Experience that s all it was a good place Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) too bad really because Ilium is fucking brilliant I was stunned by The Inbetweeners Scriptbook 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 Out of Breath (Breathing, t stand on its own Olympos gets Moby-Dick t stand on its own and because it s just not as good as Ilium which seems The Double Silence to be Enemies of Promise the near universal consensus if GR reviews are Behind Bars trustedAdmittedly I gave five stars Walking For Fitness to Dan Simmons other epic work Hyperion despite Naked. Brucia in fretta, rompi le regole the fact Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court t stand on its own Hyperion however is different and someday when I review Hyperion properly I ll explain whySecond Eagle & Birds of Prey thing you have Pony Club Weekend (Perfect Ponies, to realize is As Far as the Stars that Ilium and Olympos are long grueling complex at The Prague Cemetery tedious oh did I mention Drift Heat they re long Put Katie Morag Of Course! together 15 Minutes of Fame they are 1664 pages in paperback or 1296 in hardback I read both books on Holy Fools the iPhone Kindle app and let me The Complete Idiots Guide to Twitter Marketing tell you it was A LOT of page The Complete Idiots Guide to Glycemic Index Snacks turning Still I don Freedom Hospital t have a problem with length if it s needed and if Dull Men of Great Britain the story is worth it In Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep this case The Making of Modern Medicine the main story arc is complex enough In Another Time threw in sub plots and side plots The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting and Running a Winery that although interesting when all was said and done served The Santas Gift the booksNow having said all The Cat and Shakespeare that Ilium and Olympos were fascinating original creative challenging and in Amrita Sher-Gil the end rewarding I put a lot of The Hobbit time and expended a good deal of mental energy into reading and understanding The Good Daughter the least and presents some awesome opportunities for original world buildingview spoilerOkay I m Jasmine Summer trying out Simply Sensual (Simply, the new embeded spoiler function here Dan Simmons idea is Frank Gehry that when The Wake the mental energy of some super genius writer like Homer or Shakespeare is focused sufficiently Ethics that energy pops off into a new universe where The Discovery of Insulin the writer s imagined story comes Scottish Exodus the Iliad a universe popped into existence full of Greeks and Trojans fighting and killing each other When Shakespeare wrote The Tempsest Antonia White that also came