Jeremy Bremen has a secret. All his life he's been cursed with the ability to read minds. He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own. For years, his wife, Gail, has served as a shield between Jeremy and the burden of this terrible knowledge. But Gail is dying, her mind ebbing slowly away, leaving him vulnerable to the chaotic flood of thought that threatens to sweep away his sanity. Now Jeremy is on the runfrom his mind, from his past, from himselfhoping to find peace in isolation. Instead he witnesses an act of brutality that propels him on a treacherous trek across a dark and dangerous America. From a fantasy theme park to the lair of a killer to a sterile hospital room in St. Louis, he follows a voice that is calling him to witness the stunning mystery at the heart of mortality.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.21(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.89(d)|
About the Author
Dan Simmons, a full-time public school teacher until 1987, is one of the few writers who consistently work across genres, producing novels described as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, while winning major awards in all these fields. His first novel, Song of Kali, won the World Fantasy Award; his first science fiction novel, Hyperion, won the Hugo Award. His other novels and short fiction have been honored with numerous awards, including nine Locus Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, the French Prix Cosmos 2000, the British SF Association Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 1995, Wabash College presented Simmons with an honorary doctorate in humane letters for his work in fiction and education. He lives in Colorado along the Front Range of the Rockies.
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The Hollow Man is totally alive and brilliantly focused. Although Simmons is very clearly his own man -- no writer in American popular fiction has been able to mix the real and the unreal in quite the same proportions.
Dan Simmons is a breathtaking writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jeremy and Gail Bremen are two extremely unique people. What makes them that way is the fact that they both are telepathic. For years they have been together and have been protected against the worlds ¿neurobabble¿ by each others mind shields. After being diagnosed with cancer the long struggle with Gail¿s life comes to an end and Jeremy is left bare against the constant neurobabble. Without Gail Jeremy is felt empty and hollow and after burning down his house his began traveling to places that brought him in great pain and troubles. First to a swamp where he meets a gangster named Vanni Fucci, then to the streets of Denver, a ranch, Vegas, and eventually he finds his way to a young boy. This book should be read by people that like real like surprising turns in a books and shouldn't be read by people that don't like love/happy endings.
An involving mixture of character, philosophy and science. Not for everyone, but one of may personal Simmons favorites.
Only wish that I could formulate the mathematic equation that would allow me to recapture the time spent reading this plodding and ponderous pulp.