The planting of the corn seeds.
I have not.
Older Swan. Read the book and the Why should be obvious!
It gained momentum from the beginning to the end making the middle to closing games quite enjoyable.
The beginning of the book was very slow to story development.
The first visit to the "Farm" when no one remembers anything.
Certainly worth a read but the start was very slow.
Would and have! The beginning was a little slow but managed to bridge a long gap of time between the first and second books. Once you get past that though, Cronin does another masterful job of bringing you into a world that exists in and of itself. I was entirely consumed and equally disappointed when I found myself arriving at the office and having to pause it until the ride home!
This trilogy had me from the get go. Number two did not disappoint. I can't wait to read the third!
Great heist story
It was a bit over the top at times, but it had it's moments.
I felt the narrator did a decent job creating accents and afflictions for the characters and maintaining them through the story.
Surface level adventure story about a couple of bank heists. Entertaining certainly, but no moral high ground attained.
Carrion Comfort orbits around the classic ideas of the vampire but never comes right out and says it. In fact the creatures in this story do not act as true vampires at all, but instead simply have some similar characteristics. The story was a big long winded at times but over all SImmons does a great job of drawing the listener into twisted world. I really enjoyed the sinister ways the victims were killed throughout the story, but I could have done without the overly dramatic play by play chess game.
Both narrator's did a good job of associating a specific voice to each different character they read. In my opinion this always adds a certain richness to a book that the reader might not get without listning to the audiobook.
First off I thoroghly enjoyed this book. That being said, if you are looking for a deep story with timelessness that will be appreciated for generations this is probably not the book for you. If however, like me you are simply looking for a fun fast paced and timely thriller then this book will likely be just the ticket. The character development was just deep enough to draw you into the characters without slowing down the story. The story itself was very unique and clearly though out and planned very well. I love the way the author makes it so easy to believe in this autonomous computer virus that can kill at will! Creative, fast paced, shocking and fun fun fun!
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I liked Loki the best. Sure he was a "bad guy" but sometimes we find ourselves enjoying the bad guys right? I think I like him the most becasuse he acted as the face and body of the virus and was eventually in charge of that wild chase scene!
I usually listen to audiobooks during my daily commute. A select few books will find themselves being listened to as I sit on the couch with the dog. This was one of those books! I kept wondering what was going to happen next and never wanted to stop!
As with most Stephenson novels, the character development was superb! I could picture every detail of a character and felt llike I knew them all.
The unique technical gadgets were an interesting addition that helped to complete the overall world that Stephenson draws you into.
It is a Stephenson novel so if you are not interested in phenomenal detail in characters, places, and things; this book may not be for you. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to hearing Interface by Stephenson next.
This book was recommended to me by my older brother. We generally have similar tastes and this was no different. This is now the best vampire book I have ever read. It brings with it a phenomenal twist to generic vampire lores. It is an epic novel that spans years, and I was hanging on for what would happen next at every age it passed through.
Having been a horror/mystery fan for years, I can easily say that this was the creepiest book I have read, and has surpassed my previous favorite vampire "The Strain" by Guilermo Del Toro, and Paul Hogan, to stand far out in front as my new favorite.
The narration didn't bother me at all, and I actually appreciated the fact that they had multiple voices to handle different characters throughout. I'm looking for to the next time I listen to it!
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