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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I like sprawling books. I like plus pages. I like soap in space. But this didn't do it for me. I tried. Read of the about pages but it just seems to go on and on and on without all that much plot, intrigue or excitement. I can't count how many times I thought: The characters aren't all that likeable either. Some are just plain irritating. Even the ships become irritating after a while so I gave up. I'm a big fan of Simmons' Hyperion Cantos so if you're looking for something sprawling, clever, intriguing, fascinating and fun to read like that - sadly this isn't it.
First, to give some credit, the author's writing style is fun and entertaining to read. If that is your primary concern then you may thoroughly enjoy Peter Hamilton's writing. This series was my first exposure to his writing and I was very excited to consume a new space opera of what looked like a truly large scope at face value.
In terms of plot structure you can expect good guys struggling to fight bad guys, and in the end, everything is solved with a painfully easy ex machina which does nothing to further the plot, the characters, or the groups of people involved in the plot. The page Orbit edition contains both books. Paperback Verified Purchase. There is something really important to know about this excellent book. The current version of The Reality Dysfunction, published in by Orbit includes both volumes.
If you are looking at an about page book, you have the one with both books integrated into one volume. This can be very confusing to those seeing that there originally was two books of it.
Like all of Hamilton's books it is long and wordy, Like a Russian novel, but once the many characters start coming together, you will find it agonizing to put it down. It is a real page turner once it gets going! Challenging but rewarding by today's predominant Sci-Fi writer. I agree it started slowly but when you're building a rather massive story idea, the foundation just has to take time.
At first I was in 'ok, what happens to X? As I read more, I started forcing myself to relax and enjoy the detail. You realize each character is giving you a different perception of central idea.
The author really wants you to get the feel of each situation. Characters are revealed like peeling an onion - you get deeper each time they reappear. The fundamental idea behind it?
I don't buy it but hey, it's fiction - and he remains true to the 'world' he has created - the crucial thing. It kept me up too many nights. I've been reading Sci-Fi since the late 50's so Asimov, Heinlein, etc. Snow Crash This compares well. I hate the 5 star rating system. We need more levels to be more precise. For a time I thought pages too long.
I do like his writing but at times it seemed little to wordy. Now I've changed my mind. The story keeps developing as the book series goes along.
At times I thought about putting the book aside for a bit. But then he brings everything together and rekindles pun intended your interest. I can reccomend the book but be prepared for a LONG ride. He can be quite good at times. Try his void series. The book has a huge number of characters, including Joshua "Self-Insert" Calvert, a strapping starship captain with remarkable sexual and technical skills, and many female figures that are almost characterized well enough for you to be able to tell them apart.
There is a planet with a culture nostalgic for 19th century England and a bunch of marines who have huge machine guns welded to their forearms. So while Lalonde turns out to be central to the plot, it doesn't dominate in terms of number of pages.
There is a lot going on here, and some if it must pertain to the later volumes of the trilogy, since it doesn't pan out in this one. This book is either rather good or completely terrible.
The author is certainly inventive, but I often had occasion to wish that he'd handed over his ideas to someone else to write. The pacing here is frustrating. At times, he is so enamored of discussing planetary trajectories and technology that you wonder if you will ever see a sentient being again.
There seems to be little structure governing the arrangement of scenes. There are problems with the POV. You'll be reading about Person A doing something from the point of view of Person B, watching them from 20 yards away. Then all of a sudden you're in Person A's head. Or, scenes of a space battle cut back and forth between the POVs of people in different, even opposing spaceships, with no notice. This problem is so basic to telling a story that I'd expect even a novice to avoid it instinctually.
The novel is quite long and there are two volumes left. It has its good and bad points, and I thought I was intrigued enough by the plot to read the sequels, but I never did.
We'll see about this one. View all 3 comments. May 03, Twerking To Beethoven rated it it was amazing Shelves: Re-read because I own the two following installments in the series, but couldn't remember much about "The Reality Dysfunction" apart from the fact that I enjoyed it heaps as I read it back in What we've got here is super-advanced technology featuring sentient starships able to give birth to other starships.
Art by Nicolas Bouvier The book features satanists as well aye, you got that right, satanists! And a very ancient invisible energy being everybody is oblivious of, which, at some point, starts to literally fuck everything up in Lalonde. In the worst possible way. And that's about it, otherwise I'll end up spoiling the whole thing bigtime.
Five stars. Oh, there's plenty of SEX as well. I like dirty stuff myself. So even better. Nov 02, Palmyrah rated it liked it. This is the worst-written book I've ever read twice.
Hamilton is not just a bad writer but a bad writer in a hurry--superabundantly verbose, careless about style and tone, overdescriptive, flaccidly repetitive, malapropistic when he isn't spouting tired old cliches. He's a lousy scene-painter, too, careless about details and how they fit together and given to commencing every descriptive paragraph with the physical dimensions of whatever is being described--twenty kilometers long and weighing ni This is the worst-written book I've ever read twice.
He's a lousy scene-painter, too, careless about details and how they fit together and given to commencing every descriptive paragraph with the physical dimensions of whatever is being described--twenty kilometers long and weighing nine hundred thousand tonnes, that kind of thing. None of his visions is in the least original, none of his ideas are new or even newly crafted. His basic premise--dead souls returning from the afterlife, defying the laws of physics by means of a conveniently-named 'reality dysfunction' to sieze the bodies of the living and possess them--abounds with metaphysical inconsistenies and scientific impossibilities.
And his sex scenes, gratuitously introduced whenever he feels the action is flagging a bit, make signally unpleasant reading. Women, in particular, may feel the need to take a shower after a few pages of being pleasured by Hamilton's priapic heroes and villains. There is also a vast oversupply of pornoviolence, most of which I skipped. All of which begs the question of why I have just re-read this book and its sequel volume with great enjoyment, and am now halfway through the final book in the trilogy.
I suppose it helps that the Night's Dawn trilogy is action-packed, spectacular space opera, and that bad as the writing is, it is also compelling: The multiple storylines, though mostly absurd, are still humdingers.
There are hundreds of characters and the principal ones, walking cliches though they be, are engaging enough to keep you interested.
The dozens of subplots twist and turn all over the place, and if the outcome of no scene is ever in doubt, Hamilton still manages to spring a surprise or two to keep us interested. But all these are just self-justifications, really. I consider myself a literary gourmet, and this book is a bit like junk food--tasty in a crude way, unwholesome and empty of real nourishment. Yet even a gourmet may relish a Big Mac once in a way.
View all 6 comments. Jan 03, Jason rated it really liked it Shelves: Coming in at over pages in length, this book is a massive endeavor.
Fortunately for me Peter Hamilton writes hard science fiction and he specializes in his world building and imagination. Reality Dysfunction excels at both of these things. The best thing about this book was the world that he built within.
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The story and the characters are almost irrelevant and forgettable compared to the universe within. The book is very difficult to keep things straight for the first couple of hundred pages as the cast is immense. Things are made tougher in that none of the characters standout. However, the incredible starships steal the pages and are definitely unforgettable. Hamilton treats the reader to an incredible chapter that was Kinetic and exhilarating in which we see the birth of a new starship.
Freaking awesome! I love magic and the supernatural and Hamilton treats it with a light hand but I really lost interest when the supernatural powers became the front and center. No scientific explanation worked for me.
I almost skim read large portions of the last couple of hundred pages. I am a huge good fan of Peter Hamilton, he is one of my very favorite authors. I loved a great deal of this book is, but in the end, there just was too much book here to love. Great world building, action packed, stunning concepts and the most beautiful creature-ships ever imagined: May 31, Sumant rated it really liked it Shelves: What an marathon this book was for me, it took me almost 40 days to finish this book.
The Reality Dysfunction is not for a weak hearted, it is pages long and whooping 41 hours in audio. Hamilton goes to super detail describing anything in this book be it a species a planet or a star ship.
And many times due to this attention to detail I lost regarding where we are as regards to story. Also as I mostly hear audio to and fro from work, I used to doze off and had to start entire chapter again.
Imagine listening to 1. Hamilton takes a lot of time establishing the confederation universe for you, but once you are immersed in his world its an tremendous journey. Especially the last part of book picks up a lot and ends with a bang. Some of the strong points of book are 1. Characters 2. Technology 3. World building Some of the weak points of book are 1. Overly Verbose Let me elaborate on the above points now 1.
Characters As is expected from Hamilton there are lots of characters in this book each unique from each other. But some of them do stand out, and the story weaves around them. Few characters which I liked in this book are 1. Joshua Calbert He is a star ship captain, and makes his living by scavenging artifacts of a race which has been destroyed thousands of years ago. Also lady luck tends to favor him a lot as he always manages to find something unique.
We don't get much back ground story as regards to him which was a big surprise for me. Quinn Dexter He is a convicted criminal who has been sentenced to public duty for a period of 10 years, and as part of that he heads to the planet La Londe. Unknown to the authorities are the fact that he belongs to a satanist cult and has powerful sensors hidden in his body.
He uses both of these weapons to full extent, and unleashes a dangerous thing on the confederation. Laton He is an edenist serpent who has been hiding on La Londe for a long time, he is obsessed with immortality and will leave no stone upturned to achieve it.
Technology It's 26th century and humanity is spread across hundreds of world. They manage to traverse to these worlds with the use of FTL technology or by means of biotek ships. Now humanity as a whole is divided into two types in Confederation. Edenists They have affinity gene embedded in their DNA which allows them to telepathically communicate with each other. They also have life spans of about They reside in special habitats called as biotek habitats, these habitats are responsible for control of everything in that world, from educating the children to providing food to the people.
The edenists divide everything equally among their peers, and treat each others as equals. Their are some special people among Edenist who get to command an Void hawk. Now Void hawks are biotek ships who are bonded to their captain with affinity gene, also they are able to traverse huge distances. Adamists They are people who don't have affinity gene embedded in their DNA, but they have bio engineered their bodies for different purposes. They also use neural mnemonics which is a sort of google glass taken to their next level, it helps them to gather data or chart ship courses.
It is also used when a person suffers an injury to automatically push drugs into his system. This is just an summary of technology which Hamilton encompasses in his book.
World building Hamilton has gone to next level regarding his world building in this book, he leads into many worlds in this book. But not only you get the history of the world but also get description of flora and fauna existing on that world. He also gives you a deep insight into economics of that world. Regarding the weak points of the book 1. Overly Verbose The tremendous attention to detail makes this book an difficult read, you just lose the place in the story many times.
The experience would have been definitely better if pages of the book could have been reduced. The word "epic" was created for books like this.
Clocking in at pages, this is only part 1 of a trilogy that consists of two more similarly sized volumes. I thought at first that the author might just need a really good editor, especially since the first half dozen chapters kept introducing entirely new settings and characters.
It was difficult to get into because it didn't seem to focus on any one plot and it was hard to remember who was who. However, all the different threads slowly began The word "epic" was created for books like this.
However, all the different threads slowly began to weave together and my patience was rewarded. Despite the massive page count, it never seemed wordy and it certainly never dragged.
It may have helped that I flipped back and forth between this and other books instead of trying to devour this in one go, but I never got tired of the story and am eager to start volume 2. View 1 comment. Oct 29, Hank rated it really liked it.
This isn't as good as Judas Unchained but probably better than the Void trilogy. Since I read those first, it didn't feel as fresh or unique and since this was a very early novel in Hamilton's career, the writing wasn't as good.
The bad guys are a bit hand wavey, their skills and motivations seem to change depending on the situati 3. The bad guys are a bit hand wavey, their skills and motivations seem to change depending on the situation.
Maybe there is a larger plan to tie it all together but I am not sure I want to wade through the other pages to find out. Some characters good, plot line decent but nothing awesome.
I am not sure if I will read the next book, right now I am leaning no but I am definitely on the fence.
Jul 07, Hugo rated it it was ok Shelves: Unfortunately The Night's Dawn trilogy is a huge, festering shamble where a few nuggets of interesting story is drowned in a horribly over-long stream of irrelevant and meandering side- and subplots. It starts off ok, focusing on just one plotline, which leads up to a rather nice "? His male characters have an unfortunate tendency to be rather flat and Mary Sue-ish, and he can't really write female characters at all, but his vivid imagination makes for at least potentially interesting stories IMO.
Too bad you have to plough your way through thousands of pages of irrelevant fluff to get to the good parts. Feb 06, Ben Seymour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks to Graham loaning me a copy, I learned that many of the books I had previously enjoyed, we actually quite weak and 2 dimensional by comparison. A much longer book than I would normally read especially considering the whole trilogy is around pages but I would would been happy if it had continued to be twice the length.
Character development is great, and a good background is even given to people whose play only a small role in the plot.
The technology is interesting and creative, but Thanks to Graham loaning me a copy, I learned that many of the books I had previously enjoyed, we actually quite weak and 2 dimensional by comparison. The technology is interesting and creative, but almost always serves to fuel the plot rather than to show off the authors imagination.
Following this book I have continued to read just about every other book Hamilton has written, and loved them all Recenzia completa pe https: Mar 09, Patrick rated it did not like it Shelves: It starts out as a fairly ripping space opera with some clever worldbuilding, but then somewhere around page , a Satanic ritual conjures forth the souls of the deceased from the Afterlife into our universe.
One of the few books I've ever literally thrown across the room in disgust. I sold the book back to the used bookstore from whence I bought it, but in retrospect, I deeply regret not Warning: I sold the book back to the used bookstore from whence I bought it, but in retrospect, I deeply regret not keeping it by my toilet so I could tear out pages to wipe my ass with.
Fuck you, Hamilton. Dec 22, Arnis rated it it was ok. Oct 28, Paul Isaila rated it it was amazing. I am a fan of SF movies but haven't really read many SF novels. Actually this might be the first big book I ever read in this genre. So having nothing better to do after purchasing my first ever e-book reader I decided to start this book at the advice of a piano player who looks like a weight lifting professional athlete what??
Actually I felt that the writer is going somewhere big. How big? I don't know. Mystery of life and universe big OK? And my patience paid off. It is, in lack of better words, a highly 'advanced' book. Like a machine with numerous buttons and wires of different size and with different functions. Hope the metaphor doesn't stink.
I don't have much time to actually write a full review of the book and I'm probably not even good at writing thorough reviews but if you like science fiction and adventure, mystery, philosophy, horror, thriller, love stories and originality than, oh man This trilogy will not disappoint you in the least.
Please read this book. If you trying to decipher a bunch of techno-babble, without any initial explanation, that may or may not get clarified chapters into the book This book may be for you.
I would like to add that the story does seem interesting, b If you trying to decipher a bunch of techno-babble, without any initial explanation, that may or may not get clarified chapters into the book I would like to add that the story does seem interesting, but I can not get over the disregard to uninitiated readers, especially in the first book of a series.
Oct 12, Adam rated it it was ok. Peter Hamilton built a really interesting space opera universe in The Reality Dysfunction with a lot of potential. He then ruined it with a rambling, juvenile, magical-spiritualistic plot that feels very out of place in said universe. Did I mention rambling? I think the first plot point of significance is somewhere around page or so. I didn't feel like there was significant plot movement until well over halfway through.
I'll admit, if you overlook the absurd premise, the story telling gets i Peter Hamilton built a really interesting space opera universe in The Reality Dysfunction with a lot of potential. I'll admit, if you overlook the absurd premise, the story telling gets interesting towards the end, but then of course, the story doesn't actually end with the book not even close -- he apparently needs two other equally wordy tomes for that task.
These books make George R. Martin look concise, with lots of pointless exposition. And then there are the characters, which despite the future setting seem terribly outdated.
The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton (ebook)
Rife with weak-willed women who seem to exist only to provide sex. Then there's the main character, Joshua, who is developed sloppily, and lacks depth -- galavanting around like James Bond -- making women magically swoon and always cleverly outwitting problem situations with flair. All of the characters seem more like caricatures than believable people. The book varies from slightly to blatantly misogynist, with some slightly racist undertones to boot.
I probably could've stomached all of this if it were pages, but it's It was more of a grind than a pleasure to read, and I suspect the high ratings are from a small audience who actually likes this magical drivel, vice the thousands of people who started this book and made the right choice to quit. If you like space opera and science fiction that doesn't drip with Christian pseudo-babble and has modern, believable, characters, steer clear. Mar 13, William rated it liked it Recommends it for: Adults Only, with caution.
I love everything that Peter has written, except this old series from Overall this was a very good book, but only half the fun and quality Commonwealth series books. Lots of characters, great sci-fi imagery and technology, and some truly magical and wonderful scenes of human-to-organic-spaceship bonding and platonic love, especially in the first chapter.
However, very sadl I love everything that Peter has written, except this old series from However, very sadly
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