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First five pages...

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First five pages...

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...of Ilium have been read.
Oh, but it's Simmons at his best. Pant. Wow.

I don't know what it is I like about his writing, honestly- I can't put a finger on it and go 'THAT! THAT'S THE BRILLIANT THING! THAT IS THE GEM WITHOUT PRICE!'- but every time I read a good Dan Simmons book (Hyperion, or The Crook Factory), I am completely enveloped by it.
Funky stuff. But yes. Colubra-bob says: read the flyleaf of the book, and if you like what you skim through there, then definitely check it out.
  • You know, I really wanted to like Endymion - and trudging through the first book and trying to trudge through the second book, I kept thinking to myself, "everything's here that I should like about this..but I just don't." Maybe Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion were just so fucking fantastic that Endymion couldn't rise up to it, I don't know, but it made me suspicious of Simmons.

    With that, and my cash-bereft state, I've avoided the temptation to get Ilium...for now. Let me know what you think of it when you're done, tho.
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