Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
Publish date: 2009-06-23
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
I'll classify this one as Steampunk only because of the feel, and not because of the date. Good story, well crafted with great flow. I especially liked how the narrator, beautiful unreliable narrator, was so focused upon snakes throughout the tale.Reasoning: ancient peoples always regarded the snake...
The writing is fine, the plot decent - but after 400+ pages, you'd like to think the characters had accomplished something. I don't understand how a post-apocalyptic society — even one run by an oppressive, anti-scientific, church — which is in continual war with its neighbours, could fail to progre...
I LOVED this book. Best thing I've read in ages. 3D characters are a breath of fresh air. The writing style makes even war interesting (which normally bores me to tears).
This is the funniest of Robert Charles Wilson's novels to date, but no less engaging. Imagine Samwise Gamgee as Watson. The tale's narrator, Adam Hazzard, is that man. He reports what he observes, and speculates about Julian, politics, and the world on this basis, but he doesn't understand everythin...
This book was pretty well written, but to me it seemed to lack a certain tension or heft. It didn't really feel like anything important was happening. Part of the problem might be that the narrator writes in a too matter of fact way. Plus, the political and religious commentary is rather obvious ...
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