Friday, September 18, 2015

Iain M Banks "The State of the Art"

6/10

Ulmelisi lühijutte Iain M. Banksilt (sealt siis see M). Mõni toimib tema Kultuuri-maailmas, a mitte kõik.

Ääretult tore oli lugeda, aga ühtlasi oli näha, et tegemist oli 12-15-aastase Tõnise ideaalkirjandusega. Tahaks Võõramat Võõrast - tulnukad olid täpselt nagu inimesed, liigagi ja kohutavalt.

Umbes kümne novelli peale vist ainult 2, mis olid tegelikult päris head. Paar olid isegi päris kesised, a otseselt ülihalbu polnud.

Goodreadsis on keegi Lauren, kellega olen täiesti nõus juttude arvestuse poolest:
A couple thoughts on the individual stories:

Road of Skulls - I felt like this wasn't quite long enough or focused enough.

A Gift From the Culture - I liked this one. Kind of a little slice of life showing someone who has left the culture for something much more gritty. (See oli üks headest)

Odd Attachment - I liked this one until the very end. I honestly think it got a little juvenile. The end didn't need to be that cheap. (Tobe puänt, kuid omamoodi okei)

Descendant - This was my favorite story in the book. It was well paced and interesting. (Ja see tekitas mõnusa hoopis teistsuguse laine. Silmitsiseismine endaga, mis oli suurepärane.)

Cleaning Up - I thought this was an amusing premise.

Piece - Classic SF with the ending that makes you grin. I do think too many stories in this book focused on philosophical ramblings about religion, though.

The State of the Art - The longest story in the book. I like the idea. I like the base story. This story was the WORST offender for just waxing philosophical and being boring. (Liiane - kunagi pakkus huvi see lugu, kus Kultuur puutub kokku Maaga, kuid ära nähes jäi ikkagi pigem meh-tunne. Ebavajalik arutlus sellest, kas utoopia on tore asi või mitte.)

Scratch - I found this difficult to read, and not interesting. (Ma heitsin pilgu peale ja nägin, et selline eksperimenteerimine ei huvita Banksi puhul. Võib-olla ülekohtune hinnang...)

So to sum up, I feel like there was more bad than good in this book. Definitely not my favorite compilation of short stories.


Selline lugu. 

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