Books Rama Revealed The direction of the fourth installment changed again I m pretty torn between and stars but it
Books Rama Revealed The direction of the fourth installment changed again. I'm pretty torn between 3 and 4 stars, but it's closer to the upper rating, so I think I'll settle for 4 stars. All else - spoiler alert. (view spoiler)[I'm highly unsure what to think of this series. My heart broke during the last book, but not because of some outstanding SF qualities of the story, but rather the particular story of one character - Nicole des Jardins, a woman who has had to leave children behind on other planets and space ships, has had to watch a daughter commit suicide as well as the love of her life die a painful death whilst being assassinated, and has slept for many years of her life in a special trance, waking up 12 or 16 years older, having to eventually face the frail, dying body of an 80 year old woman, being told that she only has 10 days left to live... Out of all the characters of the book, of which some annoyed me and some didn't arouse any particular emotion, I think Nicole was pretty damn well written. As a woman, I can definitely identify with her fears and pains, and just imagining what her heart had to go trough was difficult, as a reader. Out of all the episodes, especially with the moment she lost Richard I had the hardest time. And then, through to the end of the book, whilst she was reminiscing about her life, I kept thinking that I myself am getting older and dying by the second, and I must admit I felt uneasy ... which is not something that happens on the usual. The fourth installment was at times very annoying. Even though it's SF, it seemed to lose itself in so much unnecessary detail about the octospiders' lives and their digestive tracks (just to mention one section of the book that absolutely bored me to death). I can fully appreciate the imagination of a writer who is so involved in his story that he has developed graphs for the biology of a non-existent alien species, but maybe cutting it short from time to time would've been a better idea, because instead of helping with sensory build up until the action reached the climax, I found myself desperately wanting to skip said pages and just move on. Sure, at the times the story is stretched reeaaaaaaally thin in order to accommodate more action and more characters and definitely more emotional drama, but almost never does it seem truly out of the reach of the reader's imagination. At least not my imagination. Alas, there's no clearly drawn boundary to what a reader can accept in terms of fiction, so if the author is capable of playing with it, bending it after his will - then maybe that's a very good author. One thing that I really like was that the love story between Nicole and Richard didn't reach the cheesy point anywhere over four books. In her last hours of life, she says that she had talked with Richard before of what they'd do before they die, and there were two possible answers: make love to each other, or learn something new and experience the thrill of discovery one last time. I think that's a beautiful idea. The last pages of the book are harrowing, honestly. Nicole was dying and I was dying with her. I rarely feel that sad with regards to something that is not real, but in this case I felt the need to tell someone that I love them, to remind someone that I'll always be there for them. Out of all the books, I consider this ending passage to be the best writing Clarke did in this series.(hide spoiler)]After all that I've written in the spoiler section, it's clear to me that I'll give a solid 4 star rating for the entire series and a strong recommendation to all SF lovers and other readers out there to tackle it. It's worth it. . Rama Revealed is Kindle Rama Revealed 1993 is a science fiction novel by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee It is the last of three sequels to Clarke s Rendezvous with Rama by these authors The book picks up the story immediately after the end of The Garden of Rama The book follows the story of Nicole Wakefield and her escape from imprisonment left at the cliffhanger of the previous book.. Arthur C Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey, which he co created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.Clarke was a graduate of King s College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America He was awarded the CBE in 1989.. Good Kindle Rama Revealed Read the first book in this series and don't waste your time with the rest. This fourth in the series was a slog from beginning to end, with lots of lame dialogue, pointless detail that never goes anywhere, and a disappointing ending.I wish I'd just left it at Rendezvous with Rama, which is vintage Arthur C. Clarke. (That book is worth 20 of these sequels!) Lesson Learned: Never trust a book with more than one author.
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