For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on... show more
For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
Publish date: September 1st 2008
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 937
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
I struggled at first. In my defence it's the first book of its kind that I've sunk my cerebral teeth into. Initially (for the first 100 pages or so) it was like wading through molasses - slow and exhausting, but when I was able to stop for a moment and take a sip, sweet and stimulating. Once the cha...
This is a funny book to reviewwith lots of good and bad things about it. First the bad: The entire first half of the book is in many ways redundant and can be gotten rid of. That's a really big problem. The last 100 pages are written very well and fast, but the book very slowly reaches that pace...
Usually when I review a book I spend most of the reading time thinking about how I'm going to review it. Anathem was a little different, I feel like there are alot of things to say and none of them have come together to form a cohesive review in my mind, so I'm gonna start at the beginning and try t...
Unfortunately, Anathem is yet another of those critically-acclaimed award-winners that just didn’t work for me. The story takes place in an alternate world with striking similarities to our own. It follows the life of Erasmas, an unsubtly-named member of the Discipline, a secular order that basicall...