2012

2012

by Peter Hargitai

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ISBN-13: 9781450268240
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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2012 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ChelseaForesman More than 1 year ago
Hargitai's 2012 is perhaps one of the most inventive novels I have ever read. The novel contains elements of science-fiction, philosophy, history, mythology, fantasy, and just a dash of realism in its very sympathatic protagonist, Attila Nagy,an odd combination that works surpisingly well in the novel, often times leaving the reader pleasantly puzzled.
KyleCook More than 1 year ago
Peter Hargitai's 2012 is truly a great read. His use of symbolism throughout the entire novel is a work of art. He masterfully creates a piece that continually leaves you on the edge of your seat. His ability to dive in and out of reality and the realm of fantasy goes about unmatched by many of today's writers. The novel is a must-read that creates a high level of tension through the use of extremely clever metaphors.
GPERI001 More than 1 year ago
I was required to read this book for Professor Hargitai's class; he is an English Professor at Florida International University. It took me a while to get through it, considering the plot is a little bit confusing. Then once you are a few chapters into it, for some reason you have to finish it. The way the series of events are put in order, it keeps the reader intrigued on what could possibly happen next. The author was very creative; it was amazing on how many different levels he was on. This fantasy, fiction novel, all of a sudden came into history and science fiction. This one book covered so many topics; you just had to keep flipping pages. The author had really good use of diction, it is not hard to understand at all. As a required book you would think it would be boring and a waste of time but it actually wasn't. It was a good read.
Kimberly_Jurgensen More than 1 year ago
The book 2012 is a very interesting book. I read it in my approaches to literature class, as an assigned reading, but ended up enjoying it. It is a fiction novel mixed with reality. The novel tells the story of Attila Nagy, a chosen man, in his quest to save humanity while following a prophecy instilled in a magic horn. (Thus the horn in the book cover). The novel is really catchy, once you start reading it will be a light reading. It involves so many different things and even thought it is fiction, a person can relate to it (at least at the beginning of the book). The novel has many themes and teaches the readers about the present, the struggles someone has to go through, the future, and mostly oneself. It is a very enlightening story that most people would enjoy. So I would definitely recommend it.
Fly_Heritage More than 1 year ago
Peter Hargitai is an English professor at Florida International University, and the author of 2012. The little horn of prophecy is a really good read, it not hard in diction. I understood it very well, a story of a young Hungarian boy going through trials and tribulations, incorporating romance and death. I have to admit that we had to read this book for the class; it was not a choice of mines. But in the end of the novel I understood the concept of the horn and the symbolism it contained. I also agree that this professor has its own style and fascinating metaphors. You would not even think that certain subjects could link together so well, he created a novel of history and tied it in to the genre of science fiction. Marvelous and creative story line when you read it thoroughly. Containing the most unusual series of events for a book but at the same time it shows the author's creative mind and it was not a waste of time. Overall a great book to be required to read.
DSawyers More than 1 year ago
This book is one of those books that a student doesn't really want to read, but it's required for a class. Then once you are a few chapters into it, for some reason you have to finish it. The plot was interesting, but a bit confusing at times when the author jumps around from one thought to the next. Overall, a pretty good book.
Voltaire-3_0_5 More than 1 year ago
2012 is a novel written by Peter Hargitai, an english professor at Florida International University. The book is not very difficult to read however it is definitely not the kind of book you would expect in a literature class. Hargitai has his own style, it is sort of special but nevertheless interesting. The book is at the same time an autobiographic story and a science fiction. Peter Hargitai plays with that and maintains a certain balance between mystery and infatuation that keep the reader fascinate about what's going to happen next. 2012 is a good book that i would recommend to any person who likes science fiction and unusual story plot because the author succeed to keep us on our toes during the whole book.
FIUCollegeChick More than 1 year ago
After reading this book for my english class, it was a very interesting read. However the beginning is kind of slow, hard to read, but once you get past the first few chapters it becomes more enjoyable. Towards the end, the main character faces several life altering moments and I must admit, that was a page turner. The little horn is also another interesting part to the story, how its obtained and what it symbolizes is all the more interesting in its self. Also how the main character is tied to it. Overall it was a good read, not something I would normally read mind you, but for a required read for a college course it wasn't bad.