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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.

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[Reading] ➽ Splinter Author Adam Roberts – 12th-century.co 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 However Hector is amazed when the section of Earth that theHector 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.

Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle ·

Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · See this thread for informationAdam Roberts born 1965 is an academic critic and novelist He also writes parodies under the pseudonyms of ARRR Roberts A3R Roberts and Don Brine He also blogs at The Valve a group blog devoted to literature and cultural studiesHe has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics He teaches English literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway University of London Adam Roberts has been nominated twice for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2001 for his debut novel Salt and in 2007 for Gradisil

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10 thoughts on “Splinter

  1. Norman Norman says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFThis 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 lodged in the fragment he's on and it's dense enough to still provide consistent gravity Atmosphere is still maintained at a constant pressure But this


  2. Amber Marshall Amber Marshall says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFThis 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


  3. Tymothy Tymothy says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFI'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 awful just hard to connect with mostly because of the main character The basic ideas storytelling are OK if a little outdated in terms of science fiction end of the world concepts Well I finally finished this one after nearly nine months It just didn't have anything for me aside from the background reason for the story I can't really recommend it but


  4. Joseph Hughes Joseph Hughes says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFTo 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 out entirely was the backstory The author mentions the main characters ex girlfriend a lot when as a character she adds nothi


  5. Shawn Shawn says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDF15 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 broken apart like tectonically broken and the crazy characters that well they're the followers of the cult leader so there's not much to empathize with in regards to their stories To give credit I liked how the book started out it pulled me in I liked the mystery of the prophecy of the fatherleader But it just spiraled downward dissipated in plot energy I couldn't uite tell where things were goingleading to and this was in this case a bad thing


  6. Ian Ian says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFInspired 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 tim


  7. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFSplinter is a reworking of the lesser known work Off on a Comet by Jules Verne that began life as a short story for an anthology However this is not just a si


  8. matthew matthew says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFI'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 together many of the themes of the novel co


  9. Brian Dassero Brian Dassero says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFI 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 character that's interested in the new world that's created we have Hector J


  10. Liviu Liviu says:

    Kindle 12th century.co ✓ Splinter Kindle · splinter book, Splinter PDFThe relations between father and son and reality and unreality form the core of this literary sf novel which is haunting mesmerizing and a page turner to boot I put sf in uotes because except for furthering the premise of the less well known Verne Hector Servadac or Off on a Comet the book has nothing to do with usual sf and if you look for that you will be disappointedRather you can interpret the novel as an extended dream allegory excursion into unreality or just forget about interpreting it and enjoy its superb prose


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