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review 2017-06-19 10:59
Eine tolle, unglaublich spannende und packende Fortsetzung...
Giants - Zorn der Götter: Roman (Giants-Reihe 2) - Marcel Häußler,Sylvain Neuvel

Giants - Zorn der Götter: Roman (Giants-Reihe 2) - Sylvain Neuvel,Marcel Häußler 

 

 

Sylvain Neuvel legt mit „Giants – Zorn der Götter“ (erschienen im Heyne-Verlag) nun endlich den von mir lang ersehnten 2. Teil seiner Giants-Reihe vor. Eine Fortsetzung, die es wirklich in sich hat! Außerirdische Roboter greifen ganz offensichtlich die Welt an. Es gibt Tote, sogar sehr viele Tote – und ein altbekanntes Team, das an einer schnellen Lösung des „Konfliktes“ arbeitet und alles daran setzt, dass die Weltbevölkerung diesen Angriff überlebt.. Doch werden ihnen die „Aliens“ mit ihrer evolutionären Überlegenheit zuvorkommen? Gibt es überhaupt eine Möglichkeit, dem Tod zu entrinnen?! .... 

Auch wenn es sich um einen Fortsetzungs-Roman handelt, kann man das Buch meiner Meinung nach sehr gut ohne Vorkenntnisse aus dem ersten Roman „Giants – Sie sind erwacht“ (ebenfalls Heyne-Verlag) lesen. Jedoch war das erste Buch bereits derart spannend, dass sich die Lektüre jederzeit lohnen dürfte!
Der zweite Teil, „Giants – Zorn der Götter“ gliedert sich wieder in sogenannte Files: Notizen der einzelnen Protagonisten, Gesprächs- und Verlaufsprotokolle, Tagebucheinträge, etc.. Kapitel also einmal anders! Eben diese Aufteilung macht den Verlauf der Roman-Reihe wahnsinnig spannend. Man wechselt als Leser ständig die Perspektiven und Schauplätze und wird dadurch immerzu auf den aktuellsten Stand der Entwicklungen gebracht, oftmals mit einer gewissen Vorschau. Die Story, den Verlauf und die Beschreibungen fand ich dabei ziemlich authentisch, auch wenn meine Vorstellungskraft bei den gigantischen Robotern manches mal arg beansprucht wurde. Ich fand die Fortsetzung der Geschichte inhaltlich extrem gut und durchgängig fesselnd, sogar fast ein wenig "dystopisch". Die Protagonisten (ebenfalls bekannt aus Teil 1) wirken mit ihren Dialogen, sowie als Figuren innerhalb der Verläufe eigentlich durchweg reell. Zudem gibt es bezüglich der Charaktere doch einige sehr gelungene (und teils auch durchaus positive) Überraschungen. Man darf definitiv gespannt sein... Einzig das Ende des Romans, welches zwar gut passte, hätte meiner Meinung nach noch etwas ausführlicher ausfallen können. 

Insgesamt ein absolut tolles Buch - irgendwo zwischen Dystopie und Science-Fiction! Dabei rasant, packend und durchgängig spannend.. Ich hatte es wieder viel zu schnell ausgelesen und würde es jederzeit weiterempfehlen! 5 Sterne.

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review 2017-05-28 16:46
Waking Gods - Sylvain Neuvel

Well written, but it should absolutely be read only after the first volume.  I didn't do so, and I paid the price

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review 2017-05-14 20:08
Waking Gods
Waking Gods - Sylvain Neuvel

Like its predecessor, Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods is marked by an interesting style, where debriefings, news reports, and journal entries are pieced together to tell the story. The second book of the Themis Files has a markedly different tone than the first: while Sleeping Giants was somewhat contemplative and slow-moving, things really get going in Waking Gods. Despite the difference in tone, I don't think you can really enjoy Waking Gods to the full without reading its predecessor, as the story isn't dragged down by too much exposition of what happened before. The story picks up a few years after the first book, and all of the characters from the first story are back in force, along with a few new perspectives. I was a little disappointed in one of them, as their introduction makes another character's demise painfully obvious rather than a surprising twist or "anyone can die" vibe. However, I did like the new characters and I was happy to see the return of some of my favourites, such as the fiery Kara.

The plot and tone reminded me quite a bit of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds. As with Welles’ famous story, the reader spends most of the story frustrated, helpless, and adrift, unable to determine what will happen next or why. Despite the crazy events, I think Neuven is quite successful in creating what I'd call, for want of a better term, a tone of realism. Part of achieving this is having atrocities and events can happen without any explanation or any leading plot arc. For me, this made it quite difficult to actually push my way through the book. I stuck with it, and I’m glad I did. As the story moves towards the climax, everything clicks into place with a reasonably satisfying and quite creative solution. As with the previous book, there’s a bit of a hook or cliffhanger for the next story arc, and I’ll be very interested to see where the story goes next.

~~I received an advanced reader copy of this ebook through Netgalley from the publisher, Del Ray, in exchange for my honest review.~~

Cross-posted on Goodreads.

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review 2017-05-02 16:06
"Sleeping Giants" by Slyvain Neuvel
Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel

"Sleeping Giants" got a lot of press when it came out. It was proclaimed as original and engaging Science Fiction and so I immediately downloaded a copy of the audiobook. It then sat in my TBR pile until I realised the sequel has been published and I still hadn't read the first book.

I bumped it to the top of the pile when my next long drive came up and was astonished by how good it was.

The story is told in the form of direct speech or reports/correspondence by the main characters. In the audiobook version, each characters lines are given by a different narrator. When two of the main characters are talking to each other, it felt like listening to a clever radio play.

The plot is original and the way it is revealed is intriguing. The female characters in particular have strong voices that make you either admire or despise them. There's lots of wit and sume surprising twists and turns. These given maximum effect by the practice of jumping over major events unexpectedly and then disclosing them through interrogation. The actors did a great job, including the inherently unlikable "nameless man".

I listened to the first four hours or so, completely taken up by the story and this narrative form. By the time I was on the sixth hour of this eight hour book,  I'd been reminded of why the novel superseded the play. My imagination began to rebel against and all-dialogue diet and I found myself longing for descriptions and an authorial voice to give this tale more texture.

I enjoyed the book and I've bought the sequel. It will make a great movie, partly because it is already almost a movie script. As a novel it isn't as satisfactory as I'd like it to be. As a play, it evokes some powerful images of places and events and features some very believable dialog but it is a little too long

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text 2017-04-19 23:29
Reading progress update: I've read 15%. and "Sleeping Giants" is outstanding
Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel

This has been on my TBR pile so long, the sequel has been published.

 

I started it today on a long drive and I'm astonished by how good it is.

 

So far, the book has been either dialogue or first person reportage in the form of reports.This work particularly well in the audiobook version, where there is a different narrator for each character, giving this the feel of an inventive and intriguing radio play.

 

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