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He committed the murders and by the end of the book their sympathies for the killer will be fully engaged Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction the country house murder the locked room mystery and imbued with the feel of golden age SF this is another bravura performance from Roberts Whatever games 3 crimes scenes 1 manMass murderer Jack Glass is on loose and the Solar System is not safe Enveloping theoretical physics and power dynamics Roberts offers this suspense It uestions values from loyalty to the ever present does the ends justify the meansBroken down into three separate vignettes it s not immediately obvious that these are seuential events but the impetus for Jack s actions unfolds The first vignette In the Box I loved it was gritty science fiction and a big surprise Big My favorite easily The second part The FTL Murders was very slow in comparison and it spent a great deal of time developing two characters where the conflict of human versus science are anthropomorphized too much time is you ask me Dawdled The third vignette The Impossible Gun

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Jack Glass

Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime in this British Science Fiction Award winner for best novel from the author of Swiftly New Model Army and Yellow Blue Tibia Jack Glass is the murderer we know this from the start Yet as this extraordinary novel unfolds readers will be astonished to discover how Beautiful cover but not at all reflective of the tone or content of the book What you re getting is a dark rather nasty series of interlocked stories set in a future of corporate dictatorships widespread poverty and minimal concern for human rights So um kind of like now actually only with advanced technology and drugs Because I read the blurb and some reviews I wasn t expected a fun optimistic tale a la the early days of science fiction but I was hoping for at least some nods in that direction You know maybe a rocket ship made of glass rather than a space vessel made of view spoilerthe butchered bodies of murdered convicts hide spoiler

CHARACTERS Jack Glass

He plays with the genre whatever uestions he asks of the reader Roberts never loses sight of the need to entertain Filled with wonderfully gruesome moments and liberal doses of sly humor this novel is built around three gripping HowDunnits that challenge notions of crime punishment power and freedom 25 5Jack Glass by Adam Roberts is a book that tries too much to be many things but ultimately fails in most if not all of them Here s my personal view and opinion why this is so and why I was disappointed As usual I will avoid going into too much detail describing what this book is about you can read the synopsis up there Instead I will go straight into my review Be wary this review will probably contain light spoilers but nothing too revealing uick summary A book with a very ambitious plot and ideas that suffers from frustrating characters occasionally bad writing really sketchy science and uneven paceFormatIn my e book version the book had 373 pages It is comprised of 3 parts which in effect are 3 different but eventually interconnected stories The 2n


10 thoughts on “Jack Glass

  1. says:

    Beautiful cover but not at all reflective of the tone or content of the book What you're getting is a dark rather nasty series of interlocked stories set in a future of corporate dictatorships widespread poverty and minimal concern for human

  2. says:

    “A uantity of blood is spilled in this story I’m sorry to say; and a good many people die; and there is some politics too There is danger and fear Accordingly I have told his tale in the form of a murder mystery; or to be precise and at all costs we must be precise three connected murder mysteriesBut I int

  3. says:

    This is still the best book I've read this year I know it's only April and I read this in February and there's still a lot of time But I bloody loved it And I haven't even got to lend my copy out yet which is a travestyI found it in a way that usually turns up a lot of dross but has actually done me uite proud in the las

  4. says:

    BewareDon't go to Adam Roberts looking for utopian visions of the future If you want harmonious co operation post scarcity p

  5. says:

    3 crimes scenes 1 manMass murderer Jack Glass is on loose and the Solar System is not safe Enveloping theoretical physics and power dynamics Roberts offers this suspense It uestions values from loyalty to the ever present does the ends justi

  6. says:

    What a wonderful thing this book is Roberts himself describes it as arising from a desire to collide together some of the conventions of 'Golden Age' science fiction and 'Golden Age' detective fiction He does that beautifully but he does so much Does the book satisfy as a mystery One hundred per cent I'd say Of course there are three mysteries and each of them articulates in a different way And each of them pays off beautifully

  7. says:

    Roberts' books are truly difficult to rate because there isn't anything else like them in the modern SF genre He writes beautifully really beautifully; the kind of image dense well crafted sentences that you have to read th

  8. says:

    PrologueDear readers I fear I have to convey a terrible terrible tragedy to you The fifth rating star was murdered and now lies dead in front of you But the strangest thing is that we already know who did the killing It was a collarboration of the remaining four stars who have fled into this review It's like in the novel Jack Glass where we are told who is the murderer in all three cases within the book right upfront in the prol

  9. says:

    25 5Jack Glass by Adam Roberts is a book that tries too much to be many things but ultimately fails in most if not all of them Here’s my personal view and opinion why this is so and why I was disappointed As usual I will avoid going into too

  10. says:

    Holy wow I loved this bookThe book is in three sections and the first just sucked me in I was obsessed with the world Roberts created within nine pages Roberts's writing is marvelous; tender yet precise dancing in rhythms then breaking out of step like a flaneur's pause The world he created is compelling and v

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