- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Phoenix Pick (October 8, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1604504870
- ISBN-13: 978-1604504873
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dark Universe Paperback – October 8, 2010
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The author came up with an amazing and compelling scenario that sucked me right in. His ability to both build a culture around this dark world and to also describe living in it so vividly captured me completely. I couldn't put the book down. I felt the darkness around me as I read this book.
I only leave one star off because the writing is not truly great. The author is obviously skilled, but it did feel like a children's book in a few places. I agree with other reviewers that some characters lacked depth.
However, the amazing world the author imagined and plunges you into make up for any lack of character depth. His writing is excellent when it comes to immersing you in the character's world. I suppose darkness itself is one of the characters, and it is developed to an amazing depth.
It is an easy read and it will make you think twice about the way you see (hear?) the world, and that is always a good thing.
Now I wonder if Amazon sells click stones . . .
After finishing Simulacron-3, I read the synopsis for Dark Universe and immediately wanted to read it too. Only I kept it on the shelf until recently, when I finally started it.
Speed of the storyline is a bit slow to develop. It takes on the classic 60's style of writing where you're thrown into the middle of the universe and expected to figure out what's going on. However, by the second chapter, I didn't want to stop (even though I had to, and did).
This author is absolutely brilliant in his choice of language. How do you describe the universe to a blind man who has never seen anything? Ask yourself this and then think further - how do you describe the universe to a society that has never SEEN anything for several thousand years?
As the reader, I definitely felt everything the protagonist felt, and I thought everything he thought. My opinions about the world in which he lives were often forced. However, long before he knew what's actually going on, I was able to make some hypotheses that made me shiver with anticipation.
I now have a burning question - what would a blind-from-birth person think of this book? I would definitely love to hear the opinions of someone who is.