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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. 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 narratively relevant In the first the protagonist remembers thinking nothing is original and then becoming irritated because he isn t even the first to come up with that idea Secondly the emotional climax of the novel reveals in flashback a bike collision between the protagonist and a girl he was crushing on Written like Will Self than Roberts this final flashback ties t

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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 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 for the grandiose point The science fiction was way off as well Heck it was so off that I couldn t believe anything going on in the story But if I tried to ignore the bad science the grandiose story doesn t even have a chance to hold upWhat s the bad science Something impacts with the earth while the main character is visiting his dad s communeranch The ranch just happens to be in a prime spot while the earth is broken into fragments and no one else is believed to survive Gravity remains close which is attempted to be explained by the thing that impacts being

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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. 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 at all to the plot It made it very hard to remember what was going on in the book if I picked it up later especially if I had set the book down without marking my page In my opinion Splinter by Adam Roberts was poorly written but at least provided me with an idea I hadn t seen before I didn t love this book because it was very hard to follow and underwhelming for such a cool idea I had never read anything with this idea before and I was expecting a lot just to be let down One thing that I think could have either been done better or just left Simply Napkins the section of Earth The Unconscious Civilization that The Complete Tightwad Gazette the ranch is on suddenly breaks free from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the rest of الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the planet during Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the collisi. To me it didn The Strange Bird t seem like Cleopatras Daughter thought out Settlers the Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, time he wouldn The Sphinx t really write Tidelands (Fairmile than five pages before one of Pretty Lucy Merwyn the characters would Strings think of something Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, that didn Catch and Release t relate at all Devils Paw (Imp, to Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the plot It made it very hard All Tied Up to remember what was going on in In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the book down without marking my page In my opinion Splinter by Adam Roberts was poorly written but at least provided me with an idea I hadn Tea Environments and Plantation Culture t seen before I didn 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains t love Survive by the Team this book because it was very hard Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to follow and underwhelming for such a cool idea I had never read anything with Washington! (Wagons West, this idea before and I was expecting a lot just Tennessee! (Wagons West, to be let down One Celebration! (Wagons West, thing Texas! (Wagons West, that I I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery think could have either been done better or just left


10 thoughts on “Splinter

  1. says:

    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 for the grand

  2. says:

    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 i

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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 brok

  6. says:

    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 re

  7. says:

    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 anth

  8. says:

    I'm definitely the target audience for this book exceedingly clever and imaginative thinking combined with the author's trad

  9. says:

    I would've like this book a lot if it wasn't focused on sex sex sex All the main character thought about was sex with seemingly every female that was present in the story He just went through what is purportedly the End of the World after an asteroid thing collided with the Earth and rather than focus on a charac

  10. says:

    The relations between father and son and reality and unreality form the core of this literary sf novel which is h

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