Welin (2020)

Welin Hal Duncan Anna Reszka Welin Kontrowersyjna powie o braku tolerancji zw aszcza wobec mniejszo ci seksualnych okrucie stwie wojny i bezwzgl dno ci wsp czesnych polityk w Ca y wszech wiat jest zaledwie py kiem kurzu plam atramen
  • Title: Welin
  • Author: Hal Duncan Anna Reszka
  • ISBN: 8374800321
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover
Welin Hal Duncan Anna Reszka Kontrowersyjna powie o braku tolerancji zw aszcza wobec mniejszo ci seksualnych , okrucie stwie wojny i bezwzgl dno ci wsp czesnych polityk w Ca y wszech wiat jest zaledwie py kiem kurzu, plam atramentu na powierzchni Welinu Przesz o , tera niejszo i przysz o po cz si ze sob i innymi wiatami oraz mitami I Welin zap onie Ksi ga wszystkich godzin czyliKontrowersyjna powie o braku tolerancji zw aszcza wobec mniejszo ci seksualnych , okrucie stwie wojny i bezwzgl dno ci wsp czesnych polityk w Ca y wszech wiat jest zaledwie py kiem kurzu, plam atramentu na powierzchni Welinu Przesz o , tera niejszo i przysz o po cz si ze sob i innymi wiatami oraz mitami I Welin zap onie Ksi ga wszystkich godzin czyli tytu owy Welin to mityczny manuskrypt, na kt rym B g zapisa kopi stworzonego przez siebie wiata Reynard Guy Carter pod aj c w lad za rodzinn legend znajduje Ksi g wszystkich godzin Ksi ga jest zar wno bram do innych rzeczywisto ci jak i przewodnikiem w staro ytnym j zyku, kt rym wypisywano tajemnice na sk rze i w duszach ludzkich Od tej chwili, Carter pod a przez pustynny, wyludniony wiat Welinu, gdzie upadli anio owie i demony tocz bitw o panowanie nad porz dkiem wszech wiata Pierwszy tom epickiej dwutomowej opowie ci o wojnie jak toczy dobro ze z em o moc panowania nad wiatem ujawnia histori staro ytnej, pot nej cywilizacji Kur, tropi c jej lady poprzez egipskie i babilo skie mity Wspania a, zagadkowa i wstrz saj ca opowie , godna Jamesa Joyce a Welin, b yskotliwy debiut szkockiego pisarza Hala Duncana, zyska ogromny rozg os w Stanach i Wielkiej Brytanii, i zosta uznana za najwa niejsz ksi k ostatniego dziesi ciolecia Przez krytyk w Welin por wnywany jest do Finnegans Wake Jamesa Joyce a, co znalaz o odzwierciedlenie w nominacjach do wielu presti owych nagr d, min World Fantasy Award i Locus.
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  1. Mara

    This book was actually painful to read I m not entirely sure why I didn t just put it down It was like reading modern art or listening to modern music, which, if you re into it, is fine, but if you re not, you just see something meaningless or hear disharmonies, that s only art or music because someone said so Reading this, I felt like Duncan wrote bits of assorted stories on cards and then shuffled them together and called it a book Some of the bits are chronological, some of them even make sen [...]

  2. Amanda

    One of my all time favorite books ever which, as I ve noticed is becoming somewhat of a trend when i adore a book, has a low rating on here I have no idea why my tastes are dissimilar to the majority of readers out there But from the dozens of crappy cookie cutter books I see on here that have near perfect ratings, for reasons that are simply beyond me , I am eternally grateful that they are I liked the sequel too, but this was leagues better

  3. Christine (AR)

    The war in heaven and on earth and on multiple variations of earth between the old school archangels, the rebel demons and the conscientious objectors.This is an amazing book It s almost impossible to describe, but the closest I can come is that it s like a mixture of Gibson and King s The Stand and the movie Dogma if it took itself seriously with elements of Godot thrown in when the characters from the prologue keep showing up throughout the book on an endless journey through a deserted eternit [...]

  4. Graham

    I gave VELLUM a good go but in the end I realised it wasn t my cup of tea so I had to give it up after 100 pages I appreciate the author s intent and his unconventional approach and his breadth of intellectual understanding is frequently astounding But this is a novel lacking in the basic principles of a story narrative, characterisation, dialogue, action A bunch of expletive driven characters exist in a lawless world, and both good and evil are as uninteresting as each other The narrative jumps [...]

  5. Al'xae

    What a frustrating book The words are so beautiful, the sentences are all finely crafted work but when it s all thrown together, it is a big jumble of nothing in particular It s the beginning of eight million give or take story lines and none of them seem to go anywhere I tried to stay with it, but when there s nothing to grasp onto pretty sentences and engaging imagery are not enough to carry an entire novel.

  6. NYLSpublishing

    I can recall my physics professor once saying to me, The beauty, Joel, is in the complexity We scientists must patiently peel away each mysterious layer to reveal a beauty hidden within A quixotic statement, I thought, to which I immediately responded with raffish undergraduate repartee that I didn t care for hidden things since their existence was, to me, evidence of a disingenuous mind He didn t respond to that just simply smiled a pregnant smile that, years later when I think of the exchange, [...]

  7. Ell Eastwood

    This was me the entire time I was reading this I mean seriously, ask me anything about this book and I ll be like I don t know.Who was the main character I don t know What was the plot I don t know How did it end I don t know What is the Book of all hours I don t know Why did the author switch between three different fonts I DON T KNOW.Okay, it s my fault, torturing myself, because I could tell almost from the start I wouldn t like the book, but I kept reading because I do not leave books unfini [...]

  8. rameau

    I should know better than to trust awards by now Judges and critics seem to love all things pretentious Why exactly did I think this would be different It might have been the idea That there is a book of universe where all hours all that was, all that is, all that could be are written down That you can change the world by scratching the vellum, spilling the ink, jumping from one page to another That there is madness in the chaos and that madness has a seed of truth and reason in it if we only lo [...]

  9. Althea Ann

    Might as well talk about Ink and Vellum together, since they re really one work Conveniently, Duncan describes his work himself, within the text of the book e Book has as many histories as the world itself, and it contains them all in its Moebius loop of time and space, of contradicting stories somehow fused as one confused and rambling tale, a sort of truth but full of inconsistencies and digressions, spurious interpolations and interpretations, fiction told as fact, fact told as fiction At lea [...]

  10. Dan S

    Pretty much the definitive Marmite book, but if you want to your ideas of narrative stucture challenged, then this is the book for you Flexible chronological structure is cool nowadays, but Duncan flips between timelines and realities without even changing paragraphs, weaving together multiple narratives to tell ancient myths to a new audience while also telling his own, thrilling story that jumps from quiet love story to thrilling techno action adventure, often on the same page.The narrative st [...]

  11. Carol.

    Very difficult read Multiply split perspectives, and something that can only loosely be called a plot following multiple timelines Stuck through it in part because the author s ability with words and frankly, nothing else to read I agree with one of the other reviewers who thought the author might have shuffled notecards with the plot around and put it together.

  12. Roxane

    There were so many concepts and ideas going on in this novel that I don t think I ll be able to sum them up here In fact, I m not even going to try I can t believe this is a first novel the writing is brilliant and mature and the charaterization is a real delight.Hal Duncan s novel reads like his entity like world, the Vellum The Vellum is everywhere, everywhen and everywhich it encompasses all of the possible worlds regardless of time and space The novel is built like the Vellum, and Duncan lea [...]

  13. Elizabeth

    A psychedelic, queer, James Joycean ride Extremely rewarding for the very patient Probably very frustrating for everyone else I loved it Hal Duncan has the genius touch of a mad wordsmith Layer upon layer he takes the reader deeper and deeper through the looking glass of his gorgeous, intricate vision of the mythic threads underlying the histories of men and angels The book trades heavily in the mythos of ancient Sumer and the crypto Christian Fallen Angels ideas Beautiful boys, angels, demons, [...]

  14. Lightreads

    I m not actually sure what just happened, but I did like it Okay I do know it was about the apocalypse, and a war among angels, and nanotechnology And about reality unpeeling from it s tightly stacked layers And the Prometheus myth a lot of myths, actually, interspersed in the story as they mutually rewrite each other But it was nonlinear and dense with inductive symbol narrative, and the universe skipped and reset enough times that huh.Okay That was very cool.

  15. Terry

    How do you make the novel _Vellum_ Mix one part Michael Moorcock, add in a dash of old Saturday morning serials, combine with Roger Zelazny and a final heaping helping of an undergrad po mo survey course Mix to a turgid mess and voila

  16. Arun Divakar

    From the very first tentative brushes we have with a story, we are treated to the principle of duality in the form of good v s evil This permeated every single story in my childhood where after a series of struggles, the force of good seemed to prevail This plot line even extended beyond the realm of humans into the denizens of the great beyond The two forms forever locked in never ending combat were angels and demons and as organized religion would have us believe, the angels and their lord and [...]

  17. Kat

    I ve read some bad reviews of this book and most of them cite boring undeveloped characters and gimmicky writing That s what appealed to me most about Vellum The writing is solid and sensitive Yes, the story progresses in an overlaid, stop start narrative but that s all in keeping with the content of the story and as a technique is used with aplomb It s a bit unorthadox but not gratuitously wacky I m usually put off sci fi and fantasy books where the authors wax lyrical about their made up world [...]

  18. Eija

    Vellum on juuri sellainen kuin aavistelin ja pelk sin, mutta pitih n siihen silti tutustua Olin aiemmin lukenut muutaman Hal Duncanin novellin T htivaeltajasta ja ne olivat suhteellisen vaikeita ja en p ssyt niiss samalle aaltopituudelle kirjailijan kanssa Niin ei k ynyt my sk n Vellumin kohdalla Alku tuntui lupaavalta, mutta sitten alkoi menn yli hilseen Lukeminen sujui kyll ongelmitta ja tavallaan ymm rrys oli mukana lukiessa, mutta yritt ess hahmottaa kokonaisuutta ja tarinan tarkoitusta, p m [...]

  19. Janne Paananen

    Hal Duncanin esikoisteos ei j t taatusti kylm ksi Mutta sit lukiessa ensi ihastus muuttuu ep varmuudeksi, sitten sekavuudeksi ja lopulta ymm rt m tt myydeksi Viimein alkaa ep ill omia lynlahjoja ja joutuu toteamaan, ett t m n kirjan punainen lanka on hukassa enk ole ihan varma, ett oliko se edes punainen ja taisi niit lankoja olla aika montakin oliko siin edes lankaa Kirja liikkuu ajassa ja paikassa edestakaisin poukkoillen, mik n ei ole pysyv L hes kaikki maailmat tuntuvat olevan rinnakkaisia, [...]

  20. Dani

    This book is incredibly ambitious and asks a lot from its reader Seriously, if I were to reread it, I would take notes and I often needed to stop reading it to look up trivia about WWI, or computer programming, or Ancient Sumeria, or word etymology I still can t quite believe that there isn t a table of contents at the beginning considering there are chapter and section headings and the non linear, recursive style of the book constantly compels the reader to refer back to earlier passages.It s s [...]

  21. Alex

    If I had to pick one word for this book a friend lent to me, I would pick woven There are multiple threads of narrative that echo and enhance each other throughout each of the two pieces that make up this book, and they fit together surprisingly and impressively well I enjoyed how much the author drew from different historical eras and mythology especially in the first half and I also greatly appreciate that the book was written by a gay author and features gay characters without being about bei [...]

  22. Luke Hindmarsh

    Vellum is like one of those things in life you get it and so love it or you don t get it and think it s either crap or pretentious drivel You ll see reviews here at either end of the scale What does that mean Well, to me it meant that I was going to be taking a gamble on reading this book Living a little bit dangerously Sometimes I like to read outside my comfort zone.Let s deal with some of the things that Vellum is not before trying to say what it is which frankly might take too long 1 It s no [...]

  23. Andrew Peters

    Either Duncan s genius is than I can comprehend or this book was just not for me Probably some parts of the two I thought the start of the story was gripping and held a lot of promise The narrator Reynard discovers an ancient tome that contains all the secrets of the universe, and the description is pretty darn intriguing, focused on a series of maps that chart out a sort of bizzaro Earth, familiar to an extent but with the geography, the names of places just slightly off What happens after tha [...]

  24. Tani

    The premise of this book shapes it tremendously, so let me start by laying that out Basically, as far as I can tell, there are certain people who can become than people These are called unkin They have an ability to step outside the bounds of reality and time, to see things and remember things that normal people can t Throughout history, they ve been kings, emperors, gods They ve been good, bad, and everything in between However, eventually some of them get tired of the way things are They want [...]

  25. Chris Matney

    Vellum by Hal Duncan is the first of two books that make up The Book of All Hours The book was an impulse buy at the bookstore, I must admit It sounded like a post apocolyptic, cyberpunk morality tale good vs evil, angels vs demons, etc with everything building up to a huge final nano tech battle called Evenfall What really struck me about the book once I cracked the cover, however, is the writing Mr Duncan writes in a series of vivid images strung together sometimes by the thinnest of threads T [...]

  26. Rich Stoehr

    Of all the books I ve read this year, it took me the longest nearly a month to get through Vellum While it felt like wading through a swamp at times, it was almost just barely worth the effort.Hal Duncan pens an ambitious tale here, a war between angels and demons where it s not always who is on which side, spanning generations and different worlds and even different genres of fiction, incorporating elements of fantasy and science fiction and good old fashioned thriller His characters, from the [...]

  27. Matt De

    I purchased this with Ink, and attempted to read both back to back I like complicated books I like non linear narratives I regularly indulge myself in difficult reads because they often have something interesting to say, and you kind of have to earn it, which makes it at least seem a little special I slogged my way though Vellum, and punched out of Ink as it was simply of the same Everything is an archetype, including the good vs evil plot line It s not really good vs evil, but rather the reduc [...]

  28. Belle Wood

    There aren t stars enough to rate this book.It s as if someone wrote a book just for me.Sumerian mythology Prometheus Bound Socialist ish thinking Iggy Pop The song Woodstock, by Mathew s Southern Comfort or Crosby, Stills and Nash, take your pick Angels The spaces between.You see, when I write those things, they are an incoherent mish mash of words, many of which don t belong in the same space But when Hal Duncan writes them the pieces fall together and a world is built, one that, in the pit of [...]

  29. Eric

    This is of a work of art than a novel By that I mean it s like an abstract painting than one that s supposed to look like something It tells snippets of interweaving stories like brushstrokes, never for quite long enough to create a real picture unless you close your eyes and unfocus a bit In some ways that s neat and in others it s frustrating Mostly it s frustrating I saw this listed time and again as the sci fi fantasy favorite book of the year by numerous critics but I just couldn t get al [...]

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