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10 thoughts on “Riverworld (Riverworld, #1-2)

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    As I make my way through all the Hugo Award winners, I am discovering unfortunately that several books are parts of a seriesI may read a winner and the story is not resolved or even worse it is in the middle or end of a series To Your Scattered Bodies Go was the Hugo winner here and it ends abruptly with no resolution to any questions or mysteries which at first I wanted to know the answers to Then I read The Fabulous Riverboat which is set on the same Riverworld but did little to a As I make my way through all the Hugo Award winners, I am discovering unfortunately that several books are parts of a seriesI may read a winner an...


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    This review covers the series To the uninitiated, Riverworld is a five book series written between 1971 to 1983 In order, the books are To Your Scattered Bodies GoThe Fabulous RiverboatThe Dark DesignThe Magic Labyrinth The Gods of Riverworld I did not read the fifth book, and you will see why in this review To sum up quickly and without revealing too much The Riverworld is a mysteri...


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    This is for The Fabulous Riverboat I reviewed To Your Scattered Bodies Go separately This, I think, is the one book in the series of the four I read when I was younger that really drags on Farmer uses As You Know, Bob a bit much, goes into a little too much detail at times, and is also trying to describe each of the groups that is going to do something at this point, we re not sure what without telling us too much about anything farther down the road As a result, much of the book is a d This is for The Fabulous Riverboat I reviewed To Your Scattered Bodies Go separately This, I think, is the one book in the series of the four I read when I was younger that really drags on Farmer uses As You Know, Bob a bit much, goes into a little too much detail at times, and is also trying to describe each of the groups that is going to do something at this point, we re not sure what without telling us too much about anything farther down the road As a result, much of the book is a drawn out way of saying And then they built a boat We also begin to see the redevelopment of technology that existed on Earth as written some of it perfectly reasonable to recreate, but other aspects, I would think, would be surprisingly hard to do entirely from memory, and as far as we know, the Mysterious Stranger isn t dropping laptops and such to help people recover this technolo...


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    This is the most amazing book It has been YEARS since I read Sci Fi To Your Scattered Bodies Go is simply awesome Burton was a good action hero and the plot moved along making the world unfold and the mysteries maddening.However, I was not impressed with The Fabulous Riverboat for a lot of reasons 1 The plot didn t ...


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    The premise is so good The execution is so bad Maybe the later books make up for it I m sure in a year or so, I ll look back on the book and think, Ah, I was too harsh I should give the next one a shot Then I ll read the next book and remember why I hated the first one.My main gripe with the book The prose The style The frakin passive voice Also, the excruciating over attention to measurement The lighter was three quarters of an in in width and two inches in height Really Gee, gla The premise is so good The execution is so bad Maybe the later books make up for it I m sure in a year or so, I ll look back on the book and think, Ah, I was too harsh I should give the next one a shot Then I ll read the next boo...


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    Since this is books 1 2 together, the rating ends up as a 3 Book 1 I d give a 4.5, but Book 2 a generous 2 The concept of the Riverworld is great, and the story and characters in the first book are interesting and appealing with a dark humor But the 2nd book doesn t go anywhere until the very end, and the main character, Sam Clemens, is so unappealing that I was glad at his misfortune, and glad for the book to end Don t know if I ll continue with the series the next book sees the retu Since this is books 1 2 together, the rating ends up as a 3 Book 1 I d give a 4.5, but Book 2 a generous 2 The concept of the Riverworld is great, and the story and characters in the first book are interesting and appealing with a dark humor But the 2nd book doesn t go anywhere until the very end, and the main character, Sam Clemens, is so unappealing that I was glad at his misfortune, ...


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    My book club reads through the Hugo List 1972 winner Fascinating premise around reincarnation or resurrection, but fails to deliver in the end The characters are fairly one dimensional, and I don t care enough to think through the faulty mechanics of every person ever born ending up on this planet and continually being resurrected in a great river, how food and certain vices are provided each day at various spawn points , or who the Ethicals the creators are ...


  8. says:

    I read these in high school so I can t be too confident about my rating


  9. says:

    I read this book back in high school and wanted to revisit it What a fun book Philip Jos Farmer is truly underrated Though written in the 70 s this sci fi book does not read as dated.


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    The concept of this book was very interesting, it was very poor execution I didn t like any of the characters and I didn t really care what happened to Burton You could definitely tell it was an older book, there was lots of sexist views towards women Burton was very bad at this, he talked about not caring about a woman s brains, just wanted her to be beautiful Ugh, what a jerk Every man in the the book had to hurry and find a woman to claim as his I also didn t like how the most of charac The concept of this book was very interesting, it was very poor execution I didn t like any of the characters and I didn t really care what happened to Burton You could definitely tell it was an older book, there was lots of sexist views towards women Burton was very bad at this, he talked about not caring about a woman s brains, just wanted her to be beautiful Ugh, wha...


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Riverworld (Riverworld, #1-2) From Award Winning Author Philip Jose Farmer Comes His Most Famous Science Fiction Work The First Combined Edition Of The First Two Riverworld Novels, To Your Scattered Bodies Go And The Fabulous Riverboat.Imagine That Every Human Who Ever Lived, From The Earliest Neanderthals To The Present, Is Resurrected After Death On The Banks Of An Astonishing And Seemingly Endless River On An Unknown World They Are Miraculously Provided With Food, But With Not A Clue To The Possible Meaning Of This Strange Afterlife And So Billions Of People From History, And Before, Must Start Living Again.Some Set Sail On The Great River Questing For The Meaning Of Their Resurrection, And To Find And Confront Their Mysterious Benefactors On This Long Journey, We Meet Sir Richard Francis Burton, Mark Twain, Odysseus, Cyrano De Bergerac, And Many Others, Most Of Whom Embark Upon Searches Of Their Own In This Huge Afterlife.The Basis Of The 2010 Television Miniseries From Syfy Charts A Territory Somewhere Between Gulliver S Travels And The Lord Of The RingsTime