!!> Read ➶ Ammonite ➺ Author Nicola Griffith – Sunkgirls.info

!!> Read ➶ Ammonite  ➺ Author Nicola Griffith – Sunkgirls.info Damn this is a good book.It s a first novel, and it has some of the weaknesses I associate with first novels it jumps through time a lot, and those jumps aren t always telegraphed adequately some of the descriptions, while each individually quite beautiful, ended up feeling repetitive when taken as a whole But most impressively, it already displays a great deal of the maturity and style that I loved in Slow River Even in this first novel, Griffith s voice is assured, her characters are well Damn this is a good book.It s a first novel, and it has some of the weaknesses I associate with first novels it jumps through time a lot, and those jumps aren t always telegraphed adequately some of the descriptions, w Change Or Die These Are The Only Options Available On The Planet Jeep Centuries Earlier, A Deadly Virus Shattered The Original Colony, Killing The Men And Forever Altering The Few Surviving Women Now, Generations After The Colony Has Lost Touch With The Rest Of Humanity, A Company Arrives To Exploit Jeep And Its Forces Find Themselves Fighting For Their Lives Terrified Of Spreading The Virus, The Company Abandons Its Employees, Leaving Them Afraid And Isolated From The Natives In The Face Of This Crisis, Anthropologist Marghe Taishan Arrives To Test A New Vaccine As She Risks Death To Uncover The Women S Biological Secret, She Finds That She, Too, Is Changing And Realizes That Not Only Has She Found A Home On Jeep, But That She Alone Carries The Seeds Of Its Destruction Ammoniteis An Unforgettable Novel That Questions The Very Meanings Of Gender And Humanity As Readers Share In Marghe S Journey Through An Alien World, They Too Embark On A Parallel Journey Of Fascinating Self Exploration. I enjoyed this from first page to last, and it s different enough for a five I like its attitudes for one, how it takes a spanner to our sacred biology Here a virus enhances our senses and by accident grants uscontrol over the body Bring it on The story is of an anthropologist who learns the wisdom to go native Its theme, I m told, is change, and I can see that change to escape extinction, on Exploration of a technologically regressed human society without males, with a shrouded means of procreation the central mystery of the story By the author s careful setup, the anthropologist main character is forced to take large risks, leave civilization, and step into the unknown, in order to learn about the inhabitants of planet Jeep and uncover their secrets and the true nature of the virus that killed over half the population, and to which she carries a possible vaccine.Nicola Griffith di Exploration of a technologically regressed human society without males, with a shrouded means of procreation the central mystery of the story By the author s careful setup, the anthropologist main character is forced to take large risks, leave civilization, and step into the unknown, in order to learn about the inhabitants of planet Jeep and uncover their secrets and the true nature of the virus that killed over half the population, and I thought I would like this bookthan I did it s the kind of story I normally like science fiction, feminism, what s not to like My main problem was that the main characters behave in ways that don t really seem consistent with their roles and backgrounds The anthropologist Marghe seems generally clueless about different cultures and what motivates people She lands on this planet and immediately heads off into the wilderness without any idea at all of what s out there, what she migh I thought I would like this bookthan I did it s the kind of story I normally like science fiction, feminism, what s not to like My main problem was that the main characters behave in ways that don t really seem consistent with their roles and bac This book started well but, for me, ran out of steam a little during the middle and never fully recovered.It was an interesting premise and I was gripped by the story for the most part An anthropologist Marghe seizes and unique opportunity to study a people on a planet that was colonised hundreds of years ago but which contained a virus that killed all of the men and some of the women Their colony survived due to the remaining women somehow gaining the ability to have children without men This book started well but, for me, ran out of steam a little during the middle and never fully recovered.It was an interesting premise and I was gripped by the story for the most part An anthropologist Marghe seizes and unique opportunity to study a people on a planet that was colonised hundreds of years ago but which contained a virus that killed all of the men and some of the women Their colony survived due to the remaining So I went into thisthan a little worried that it would be an ode to essentialism, but it turns out that this is as non essentialist as a story about a planet of women who are in tune with each other and nature can be Griffith presents here the radical idea that a planet inhabited only by women would be pretty much like any other human population There are good people, bad people, peaceful societies, violent societies, honesty, cheating, etc I cannot commend Griffith for this enough So I went into thisthan a little worried that it would be an ode to essentialism, but it turns out that this is as non essentialist as a story about a planet of women who are in tune with each other and nature can be Griffith presents here the radical idea that Such a great concept, completely wasted on a self centered and immature protagonist I got to 70% and couldn t take anywhen the 30 something year old protagonist, after view spoiler intentionally getting herself pregnant hide spoiler , starts whining about how she s going to be view spoiler tied down becaus Una din cele mai neobi nuite lecturi ale ultimilor ani, cu o idee de societate veche, dar totu i nou i interesant , i cu o execu ie care mie mi s a p rut mult mai reu it dec t n cazul c tig toarei premiului Nebula, Slow River Personajele sunt diferite i bine executate i, chiar dac ac iunea treneaz de multe ori, fiindu i luat locul de tr irile suflete ti ale personajelor i de metaexperien ele lor transceden Ammonite didn t quite make the same impression on me as Hild It is a very good novel in its own right but Griffith s writing obviously developed over the course of two decades Jeep is not brought to life in the way seventh century England is That being said, it is a very solid science fiction novel It can be seen read as a response to the feminist science fiction that has come before but is works fine as a social science fiction story as well I ll be moving on to her Nebula Award winning Ammonite didn t quite make the same impression on me as Hild It is a very good novel in its own right but Griffith s writing obviously developed over the course of two decades Jeep is not brought to life in the way seventh century England is That being said, it is a very solid science fiction novel It can be seen read as a response to the feminist science fiction that has come before but is works fine as a social science fiction story as well I ll be moving on to her Nebula

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