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Ilium, as I've just said, is an incredible book. It's perhaps Simmons' most imaginative work so far, and that's saying.
In what other single book can you find posthumans posing as Greek gods on Mars, intelligent machines discussing literature on the moons of Jupiter, a legendary Greek hero hunting prehistoric mammals on the pampas of South America, and a society of pampered partiers to whom getting devoured by an Allosaurus causes scarcely more of an inconvenience than a bad hangover?
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I found the Caliban sequence towards the end to be a somewhat abrupt and strange change of pace, but I could live with it. When I put the book down, I could not wait to dive into the sequel. It was bad.
Hockenberry's tale in Ilium was exhilarating. Hockenberry, a seemingly rather weak character, through deception, Olympos women looking for sex, and pure ballsiness managed the manipulate the Greeks Olympos women looking for sex Trojans into turning their war against the cruel posthuman Gods.
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He's not given anything nearly as interesting or compelling to do. In fact, besides flying halfway to Earth with the Moravecs and then deciding to teleport back, I don't remember him doing much of anything notable.
As I found his story in Ilium to be especially compelling, this was a real let Bannister Michigan college girls fuck. Simmons instead chose to spend much of his time Olympos women looking for sex the Greek side of things with Achilles and his campaign against the gods.
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It sidetracks. It goes on tangents, abandoning the story arcs that made Ilium so compelling. Take Harman's storyline, for example.
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For the most part, it is rather interesting, and actually does contribute to the story and our knowledge of the mythos of this world. However, near the end of his journey his story arc veers wildly off course to focus on a wrecked submarine containing black hole bombs.
Where did that come from? How did that contribute in any way to the plot? What mysteries did that solve?
With so many interesting possibilities in this wonderful setting, why did Dan Simmons choose this non-sequiter as the climactic moment for one of his main characters?
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Introducing an important character like that with only a small fraction of s left makes things feel very cramped towards the end. In fact, the entire last section of the book felt very rushed and crampled; I was reading the half-hearted and generic epilogue almost before I even realized it.
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Major conflicts peter out to. Setebos, who seems to be the ultimate evil of this story, flees and vanishes without a fight.
In the final showdown between Caliban and Daemen, nothing more climactic happens than Caliban uttering a few more of his inscrutable verses. Even Zeus' demise felt meaningless and disappointing.
Childishly gross as well, honestly. And finally, most of the major mysteries put forth by Ilium never get solved. I still don't know how or why Ladies want nsa PA Edinburg 16116 Posts of Earth became the Gods of Olympos.
I still don't know how Odysseus ended up on Earth. An explanation is put forth as to where the alternate ancient Greek Earth came from, but I found it extremely weak and unsatisfying. An afterthought.
Dan Simmons throwing up his hands and admitting that he doesn't know. So yeah, this is a rather long review.
But, my frustration and contempt for this book has been stewing in me for years, and I needed the catharsis of getting it all out in a place where others could perhaps commiserate with me.
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