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Hyperion (Hyperion Series #1)

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Great book, really well written, interesting characters. However, don't be fooled into thinking this book stands on it own, it doesn't. At page 560 you'll realize that nothing will be resolved and apparently you'll need to read the sequel to get some semblance of a ...
Great book, really well written, interesting characters. However, don't be fooled into thinking this book stands on it own, it doesn't. At page 560 you'll realize that nothing will be resolved and apparently you'll need to read the sequel to get some semblance of a complete story.

posted by Anonymous on July 9, 2008

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I am a long time SF reader who has always held Hugo award authors with the highest esteem. With this in mind I druged through the story line of Hyperion expecting that with the very next page I would be hooked. Unfortunately I completed the entire book with the though...
I am a long time SF reader who has always held Hugo award authors with the highest esteem. With this in mind I druged through the story line of Hyperion expecting that with the very next page I would be hooked. Unfortunately I completed the entire book with the thought that how could my taste be that differnt from the multitude of other SF readers?.. Up to now I have never been disappointed by those books that have been bestowed the winner of the Hugo Award. Sadly, I now view the Hugo Award in a slightly different light.

posted by Anonymous on October 5, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2006

    How Could All The Reviews Be Wrong?

    I am a long time SF reader who has always held Hugo award authors with the highest esteem. With this in mind I druged through the story line of Hyperion expecting that with the very next page I would be hooked. Unfortunately I completed the entire book with the thought that how could my taste be that differnt from the multitude of other SF readers?.. Up to now I have never been disappointed by those books that have been bestowed the winner of the Hugo Award. Sadly, I now view the Hugo Award in a slightly different light.

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2013

    Readers who like the works of Samuel R Delaney (early), Iain M B

    Readers who like the works of Samuel R Delaney (early), Iain M Banks, Arthur C Clarke, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, etc. are advised to stick with those authors. 'Hyperion' comes off as little more than a fix-up of pastiches in a potpourri of styles passed off as a novel. Put the works of the above-mentioned writers and a secondary school English lit book (or Cliff's Notes) in a blender and set to 'pulp'. Strain the result and discard the solid matter. You might not have concocted 'Hyperion' but you'd be close.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    What is this?

    First thing I consider about the quality of an electronic book is the front cover, and this book doesn't even have one. Seems to me this is an automatically generated copy. But Hyperion is of course a master piece.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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