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“[Silverberg is] the John Updike of science fiction.” —The New York Times Book Review
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- Publication date : May 14, 2013
- File size : 4513 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (May 14, 2013)
- Lending : Enabled
- Print length : 426 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00CHW64T0
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #71,890 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Which is surprising considering how good an author he is and how good his other stories are with conflict. As a reader I never understood the motivations of Inanna or even why the struggle came to such a whimper of an ending. I think Silverberg could have made the book much more satisfying if the female protagonist had been a more defined character.
Even so the story is worth reading and there are some great historical details.
To begin with, Gilgamesh is king of Uruk (modern day Iraq)...he slays demons, ruthless gods, monsters and adversaries all the while maintaining peace and order in the kingdom. His only fear? Death. As much as he tries, he cannot find the path to immortality. These are the adventures, the tales and fables into his quest as rendered by Silverberg.
An attention-grabbing read...a definite page turner...although conceivably a little risqué in parts for some readers.
Silverberg takes some license with the available historical texts, but I think he does a good job of putting them together coherently. I like the way he gives us a clear view of how live was lived in Uruk and the surrounding lands at that time.
I recommend it for anyone who is interested in the legend or the people.
If you have been interested the story of Gilgamesh, and the Sumerian versions of the Great Flood, pick this title up and prepare to be pulled along on an epic adventure. I had trouble setting this tale down. Enjoy!