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Splinter Read & Download ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Adam Roberts Í 7 Summary Read Splinter However Hector is amazed when the section of Earth that the ranch is on suddenly breaks free from the rest of the planet during the collisi. Inspired by one of Jules Verne s less known books this is the story of what happens to a small group of people when a splinter of earth survives the destruction of the planet To be honest it s mostly the story of one middle aged man who refuses to believe what has happened and of his coming to terms with it It s uite well written and does evoke the style of novels written in an earlier time but I found it a bit tedious and I really didn t like the ending Definitely my least favourite of the 10 or so Roberts books that I ve read 2 12 stars

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Splinter Read & Download ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Adam Roberts Í 7 Summary Read Splinter On He struggles with his skepticism and acceptance of the fact that he is part of the remnants of the human race on a splinter from the Eart. Splinter is a reworking of the lesser known work Off on a Comet by Jules Verne that began life as a short story for an anthology However this is not just a simple reworking of the tropes used in Verne s story but a whole new approach in fact both stories could not be different Whilst Verne was famous for his info dumps of actual scientific knowledge to explain the fantastical elements of the tale Adam Roberts is concerned with the human and emotional cost of the apocalyptic events described Adam Roberts is a very clever writer he uses uniue language and narration techniues even experimenting with structure The tale is divided into three distinct sections written in differing tenses The first section in past tense the second in present and the third in future tense Basing the events around the troubled relationship between a Father and Son adds the necessary emotional weight to the novel This central relationship concerning Hector junior and his father Hector senior is essentially the glue that holds the plot together Hector junior s reluctance to accept he is now an adult and responsible for his own future is what cause the rift with his father so in some senses this also feels like a poignant coming of age story The unusual structure of Splinter and the vague and in some ways baffling ending leave the meaning to your own interpretation Some may criticise Robert s approach and accuse him of perhaps being a little too clever and losing his way at the end but I would disagree Although Splinter isn t the greatest of Science Fiction novel for me there are glimpses of talent here that show this is yet another example of the current generation of exceptional Science Fiction writers taking the genre to new levels of acclaim Perhaps even beginning to change long established ideas with regards the respectability of the genre

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Splinter Read & Download ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Adam Roberts Í 7 Summary Read Splinter Hector travels across America to visit his father on a ranch He discovers that he has constructed a cult who await the impact of an asteroid. This book is SO hard to get into The main character is totally unlikeable It doesn t help that he s a walking dick acts like one plus every woman he sees he s wondering how to get into her pants and talks about how badly he needs to get laid My fiance gave up before the end of chapter one but I m trying to drag myself through it My hopes are not high081809 Finished it The last chapter or so is written in the future tense which is a weird and seemingly meaningless choice The ending was unsatisfying All in all it read like a book you have to read for class and this is coming from someone who majored in English and loved most of the books she read for class Maybe it would be interesting if I was reading it for class then we would be discussing and analyzing it But it is not an enjoyable sci fi read and I wouldn t recommend it


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  1. says: (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts

    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts This was supposed to be a SciFi book Instead it was a book that took a science fiction premise one that was unsuccessfully used by Jules Verne and used that to try to make a grandiose point about life I didn't care much f

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    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts This book is SO hard to get into The main character is totally unlikeable It doesn't help that he's a walking dick acts like one plus every woman he sees he's wondering how to get into her pants and talks about how badly he needs to get laid My fiance gave up before the end of chapter one but I'm trying to drag

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    Read Splinter Read Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Adam Roberts Adam Roberts Í 7 Summary I've only gotten about a third of the way into this one and have started reading something else so it may be a non finisher It's not awful just hard to connect with mostly because of the main character The basic ideas storytelling are OK if a l

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    Read Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Adam Roberts Adam Roberts Í 7 Summary (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts To me it didn’t seem like the author of this book really thought out the book before he wrote it Most of the time he wouldn’t really write than five pages before one of the characters would think of something that didn’t relate

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    Read Splinter (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts 15 stars felt like author intended to write about a father son thingbut with the cult and the mystery of the wasted world outside and the nonsensical nature of staying in a house with people who believe the world has literally broken apart like tectonically broken and the crazy characters that well they're the followers of the cult leader s

  6. says: Read Splinter (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts Read Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Adam Roberts

    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts Inspired by one of Jules Verne's less known books this is the story of what happens to a small group of people when a splinter of earth survives the destruction ? of the planet To be honest it's mostly the story of one mid

  7. says: Read Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Adam Roberts (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts Adam Roberts Í 7 Summary

    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts Read Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Adam Roberts Splinter is a reworking of the lesser known work Off on a Comet by Jules Verne that began life as a short story for an antho

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    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts I'm definitely the target audience for this book exceedingly clever and imaginative thinking combined with the author's trademark gorgeous prose His cleverness is sometimes stultifying as it can be too much at once But his sensitivity to his characters and their emotional plight always tempers the cleverness Case in point SPLINTER features two major flashbacks both of which appear thematically relevant than narrativel

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    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts I would've like this book a lot if it wasn't focused on sex sex sex All the main character thought about was se

  10. says: (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts

    (Splinter) PDF NEW ¼ Adam Roberts The relations between father and son and reality and unreality form the core of this literary sf novel which is haunting mesmerizing and a page turner to boot I put sf in uotes because except for furthering the premise of the less well known Verne Hector Servadac or Off on a Comet the book has nothing to do with usual sf and if you look for that you will be disappointedRather you can interpret the novel as an extended dream allegory excurs

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  • Paperback
  • 252
  • Splinter
  • Adam Roberts
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 9781844164905