Eon (Eon Series #1)

Eon (Eon Series #1)

by Greg Bear
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Eon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
About 3 weeks ago, I spent a good 2-3 hours researching sci-fi books in search of a new favorite, one to top Ender's Game (one of the top 3 books I've ever read). I used both the Internet and my local bookstore-conglomerate to make a list of potentials, especially the winners of the Nebula and Hugo Awards (call me a popularist but besides commonfolk reviewers like myself, I had no one else to refer to). I eventually found Bear's name on that list with his book 'Darwin's Radio' - but because it wasn't there, I settled for a different author altogether; a book I haven't yet begun. And, obviously, I also picked up 'Eon'. I just finished the book and I must say I'm as down-the-middle as possible. Firstly, ignore those who complain about it's length. If anything, it was MAYBE 50 pages too long, but even that's a stretch - the length was appropriate (and if you can't handle 500 pages, you should maybe stick with short stories). Secondly, I thought the beginning was great - very engaging and fast-paced. It doesn't take long to have each character and their personalities known. And the plot moves quite steadily for quite some time - it does a fantastic job of sucking you into it's world, much of which lies in the realm of theoretical physics. But this was also where my biggest complaint came into play - the author, in my opinion, did an awful job of actual descriptions. Maybe it was due to the immensity of some of the things/concepts being described, but even a page of description necessary to paint the picture that has to last throughout the book wasn't there. And it came back to bite me in the end. Both physical descriptions and concepts left me wondering what I had actually read. I think I will go back and re-read some key points in hope of bridging all of my mental gaps - and maybe my misunderstanding is by no fault other than my own. But it made for great potential to melt into mediocrity. (Please feel free to e-mail me to discuss this book and to make some recommendations.)
S-III More than 1 year ago
Sci-Fi is not reality, not yet. So well written and elaborate that, for just one second, I though I was reading a History book. Characters almost come alive in this book. The story is so interesting, you will want to read it again as son as you are done with the book. The best book in the series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this novel in the eighth or ninth grade (really!). It kept me, enthralled me, and has been on my mind for years now. Despite the theoretical concepts and alien civilizations, it is a story of survival and an evolving humanity. A great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even knowing what it was about, this book still did a good job of creating a type of 'what's next' suspense. I think the science behind it was interesting and the ultimate secret behind the main theme, and the things involved with it were pretty imaginative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would only reccommend this book to people who love scale. It was a very enjoyable read, but complicated in every way. Scientifically, politically, personally, all of the aspects of the book challenged my mind and the sheer scale of the book was awe-inspiring. My only reservation was that he did not write the book in the last couple of years, for he could have used the theoretical advancements to better explain some of his ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book's beginning was interesting, but it didn' t take long before I found myself skipping pages and then skipping whole chapters before finally stopping altogether, something I rarely do. I felt like the author wanted to impress with his sci fi science and got caught up in explanations which could have been interesting but weren't. Battles were boring. Descriptions confusing, leaving no clear idea as to what his intentions were with regards to his aliens. Silly dialog among said aliens because they 'spoke' in pictographs and some sort of slang. Got tired of it, spends bucks elsewhere or borrow from library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was not excellent but good. The beginning was great and the theme was steady. Then somewhere half through the book you take a sharp turn to the right and your lost. I didn¿t like ending, I thought it was poorly written. Overall still a good book.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Read over 10 times, never gets old!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and yet difficult to understand at times. It gave me what I needed though. A Sci-fi experience.
Reader_4life More than 1 year ago
This, I think was one first and finest stories I have read from this author, it is imaginative, provocative, and a great story.  While it is a bit long, it will leave you with a sense of wonder and curiosity about just what might be possible in our future.  Well done, Greg Bear!
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