That's the 2nd "thumbs down" I've seen on Iliam on this forum recently (unless that was you that said it was "unreadable" on another thread?) I guess I will find out cause I already bought it.world in progress said:Hyperion - one of my most compulsive reads ever. The rest of the Cantos: very good.
Carrion Comfort: never read a better epic horror book (better than King's stuff).
Song of Kali, Phases of Gravity - decent, but unmemorable.
Ilium - tedious, could not finish it.
I concur. Hyperion is just amazing. Fall of Hyperion was still good, but it didn't have the same charm, in my opinion. Thinking about Sol and Rachel still makes me a little sad.tantric said:Summer of Night is excellent. It's King-esque in the idyllic setting and child progtagonists, but much better with history and details.
I didn't like the Olympos - it ended weakly and it was frankly somewhat anti-islamic. It didn't seem to *mean* anything. I may try again.
Hyperion and the Fall of H are my fav novels, period. Nothing touches Hyperion. Then again, I love postmodernism.
I read that years ago and could never rememeber what the name of it was.... so thank you!Nesacat said:Carrion Comfort is probably one of the best vampire horrors I have ever read. A different kind of vampire than the traditional kind and one that is much easier to identify with given this day and age.
I also really like his collection of short stories entitled Lovedeath. I read them for the first time many years ago but the stories have stayed with me and never faded.
Andrew: Here's a couple of (very brief) bits about it:I loved Hyperion, it's one of those books I will always remember. He's got a new one out now, called, I think "The Terror" anybody know anything about it?