Je suis un geek néo-nomade. Si vous vous imaginez un boutonneux à lunettes sur un chameau cybernétique, vous n'y êtes pas du tout. Mais kudos pour votre imagination.
Je traverse les contrées de cette petite planète le pouce en l'air et un ordinateur en poche. Quand on aura colonisé Mars, j'irais y faire du stop et y écrire des romans.
Je m'arrête de temps en temps. Vous me trouverez alors vissé dans un ordinateur, en train d'écrire mon prochain roman, de bénévoler pour une alternative quelconque ou d'organiser la révolution.
J'ai beaucoup d'imagination. C'est ma force et mon calvaire. Parce que d'un coté ça me permet d'écrire de bonnes histoires. Mais de l'autre, j'ai l'impression de vivre dans le passé. Le futur m'intéresse au plus haut point et j'ai hâte qu'on y soit. En attendant, je ronge mon frein.
L'an 1100, Jérusalem. L'archange Gabriel veut réparer la gaffe du siècle dernier en tentant de mettre fin à la trop réussie première croisade. Mais on ne contrôle pas les affaires humaines si aisément.
Cold war between Earth and Mars. A massive invasion fleet suddenly appears off the corner of the solar system, headed towards Earth. The nearest patrol ship is sent to investigate, with little chance of survival.
I've never had a dad. My mom was shot dead in front of me when I was five. You probably guessed I'm not a very typical teenager. My nightmares are so nasty I wake up more tired than when I go to bed.
I thought my life was going to stay the dull ache that it had always been, until I found out the nightmares could be controlled. And *used*.
This is the story of me turning it all around.
on Aug. 28, 2016
After thoroughly enjoying "the Earth Goddess" I found on unglue.it for free, I treated myself to a copy of Dismemberment. I thought it'd be refreshing to read the same author in two completely unrelated genres.
Once again, I'm very happy, but for very different reasons. The writing is quite excellent, the topic origina, yada yada. The tour de force in this book was to manage to render awfully boring characters in a really interesting way.
Mild spoiler: I'm only disappointed that the confrontation I was bracing for throughout the book never happened.
The Penal Colony
on Sep. 18, 2016
A well written, well told and well composed story that starts off as mildly interesting and scary and gets better and better as you turn the pages. The original proposition of casting away felons on deserted islands is explored rationally and never veers to the grotesque of a Battle Royale or its whitewashed counterpart, the Hunger Games.
The implementation advances pretty bold ideas about human nature that I'm not sure are totally realistic. Hey, just like Lord of the Flies, this is a novel and the author is entitled to their opinions. Unlike Lord of the Flies, I wish in my heart the author is right and I'm wrong.
It is subtly hinted at various points in the book that, while life on the island is brutal and unforgiving, the real barbarians are back on the mainland. I think this point is very valid but not higighted enough. I might be trying to read too much into this...
In what I'm starting to see as a habit for this author, the ending is anticlimactic and leaves many unresolved plot elements. It seems the author wants to hammer in that it's about the journey, not the destination. I get it finally. Or do I?