[The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB

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Read & Download The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy Roger Levy Ð 8 Read Read The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy 108 Ehenna the last religious planet a hyperintelligent boy Alef meets psychopath Pellon Ho and so begins a rivalry and friendship to last an epoc. Before I start my review let me note that I received an uncorrected bound proof of this book from Titan Books However all opinions contained herein are my ownAt 615 pages this is not a book to dive into lightly While I occasionally found myself rooting for one or another of the characters all are pretty flawed None are wholly likable but there are books where that happens and it s never been a deal breaker for meThe book starts slowly establishing the friendship between the two main characters and the world they are living on It s not a pretty society either because it follows a pretty rigid interpretation of the Bible At any rate the story follows the two characters and several other plotlines One thing that kept me reading in fact was waiting to see how Mr Levy was going to tie all the different stories together And when he finally did so it was only partially in ways I had expectedFor all that the book is well written and once I had gotten past the slowness at the beginning I didn t want to put it down not for dinner not for some work I needed to do not even to go to bedIt s doesn t fit neatly into military SF or horror but I think it will appeal to readers thereof It was definitely worth the time and effort to read it

Read & Download The Rig AUTHOR Roger LevyThe Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy

Read & Download The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy Roger Levy Ð 8 Read Read The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy 108 Humanity has spread across the depths of space but is connected by AfterLife a vote made by every member of humanity on the worth of a life Ba. Originally published at RisingshadowRoger Levy s The Rig is one of the finest British science fiction novels ever published This outstanding novel is way above average science fiction because the story gradually develops from an intriguing premise into a fascinating tale filled with complexity weirdness and thought provoking elements that make readers hold their breath in wonder This novel was very much to my liking because it s boldly different and wholly originalTo be honest this novel is truly impressive due to it being unlike any other modern science fiction novels It s a satisfyingly complex exploration of humanity immortality religion culture and social media from an insightful and slightly twisted perspective It s a tour de force of powerful and immersive storytelling with strong proseThe Rig is a deeply captivating and immersive reading experience because it s in eual terms literary speculative fiction noir fiction mystery fiction and space opera with a touch of experimental science fiction The uniue combination of various genres makes for a highly enjoyable read One might easily think that it s not possible to combine these genres but the author has succeeded in it and has managed to create a novel that stands outI think it s good to mention that The Rig is not for readers who want instant gratification from their novels because the author lets the story unfold at its own pace It s not an easy novel because it has been written for those who want to immerse themselves in a complex and intricate story I m sure that it will please uality oriented readers who appreciate intricate storytellingHere s a bit of information the story and some of the characters In this novel humans have spread across the depths of space and people are connected by the social media platform AfterLife All humans are implanted with neurids that capture their essences and allow for a resurrection at a later date AfterLife unites the System in a profoundly effective way and has replaced religion When AfterLife s subscribers vote in the Afterlife the votes determine which subscribers have a chance at resurrection Internet has developed into the Song Alef Selsior lives on the planet Gehenna and becomes friends with the psychopathic Pellonhorc Pellonhorc is the son of the crime lord Ethan Drame and is tight lipped about his past Alef s life is followed through SigEvs which are significant events connected to the AfterLife Tallen is an engineer who lives on the border planet Bleak His life changes when he wakes up in a hospital He decides to become a rig operator Razer is a writer who is looking for stories on Bleak She works for TruTales which is one of the ParaSites of AfterLife She comes upon a string of killings Bale is a police officer on the planet Bleak He has had a brief affair with Razer The crime lord Ethan Drame and his rival Spetkin Ligate bring a strong touch of mafia style elements and striking harshness to the storyThe characterisation is excellent and engaging It was a pleasure to read about the characters because the author takes his time to introduce their lives and tells of their feelings in an effective way Each of the main characters is fully three dimensional and realisticAlef is an especially intriguing protagonist because he is a talented and intelligent boy There s something about his character that reminds me of people who have Asperger s syndrome because he thinks in numbers and has difficulties to empathise with othersThe friendship between Alef and Pellonhorc is one of the main reasons why I enjoyed this novel because the author writes well about their friendship and what happens between them The arrival of Pellonhorc changes Alef s life in many ways They re are an odd pair of boys whose friendship will change the SystemThe worldbuilding is fascinating and very impressive The author has created a stunning vision of humanity s future because humans have moved to another solar system to live on terraformed planets due to a catastrophe The System consists of seven major planets and a few minor onesGehenna is a deeply religious planet where godly writ is followed by all of its inhabitants The inhabitants are religious fundamentalists who believe in living pure lives Bleak is a windswept planet where life is harsh The landscape on Bleak is dominated by enormous rigs that are used to extract the planet s molten core There s also an unsaid planet that is an enigma to all because it has retreated into protected seclusion and there s an asteroid known as PecoRoger Levy s cultural and social media critiue is thrillingly sharp and stinging without being preaching overbearing or annoying In my opinion he has managed to create a perfect vision of futuristic social media that has come to dominate people s lives What makes his vision especially fascinating and frightening is that something similar could actually happen in real life due to many people spending too much time playing with social media and numbing their minds with mindless follyThis novel has a few memorable scenes that are intriguingly unsettling As an example I can mention that the fate of the Amadeus Arkestra at the beginning of this novel is disturbing and memorable It perfectly demonstrates what religious frenzy can be at its most ferventI was surprised to find amusing and intelligent puns in this novel because I didn t expect them It s great that the author uses English and linguistics to his advantage and warps English words into new format to suit his needs He uses among other things such words as Babbel goddery husman screenery and puter the meanings of which will open to readers during the storyThis novel raises many uestions and makes readers think about what is going on and what will happen in the story When the story begins readers are gradually introduced to the characters and the places After a while the various bits and pieces begin to fit together and readers will find themselves completely immersed by the storyRoger Levy writes excellent prose because his literary prose is beautiful layered and memorable Describing his prose is a bit difficult due to him having his own writing style but his prose feels like a combination of Philip K Dick Christopher Priest Nina Allan Ren Warom Gene Wolfe and David Mitchell if you ve ever read anything by these authors you ll find yourself at home with the proseRoger Levy s The Rig is intense and thought provoking speculative fiction at its utmost best and most imaginative This novel has been written for thinking adults and to those who want depth from their science fiction novels If you enjoy reading intelligent and original science fiction this novel is mandatory reading material for you because it s outstanding in every respectHighly recommended

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Read & Download The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy Roger Levy Ð 8 Read Read The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy 108 Le a disillusioned policeman on the planet Bleak is brutally attacked leading writer Raisa on to a story spanning centuries of corruption On G. The opening chapter of this book was amazing and would have made a stunning short story on its own Then the rest of the book happened It is clear that that Levy is attempting to write a story full of big ideas which he mostly succeeds at doing Unfortunately the story itself is plodding juvenile and populated with characters that are largely unsympathetic By half way through the book I was bored and ended up reading two other books before finely finishing this one up Honestly I m not sure that it was worth the effort to do so Having a whole lot of stupid made up words for common things like putery for computer visky for whisky screenery for screen chittlechattle for chit chat and godery for religion that were used relentlessly didn t help mattersThe world created by Levy is hard to swallow On the one hand we have a space faring culture with faster than light speed travel the ability to put humans into stasis indefinitely and something called doubling which involves seizing control of someone else s body and mind On the other hand we have an inability to control cancer that leaves the average human s life expectancy across all planets at 50 apparently nano biotech which is being researched today isn t even an idea computers that sound like they were manufactured during the 20th century and humans doing incredibly dangerous jobs because apparently robots aren t up to the task The concept of Afterlife in which members vote on who should be brought back from the brink of death when a cure for their ailment is discovered is intriguing However the world that surrounds this story is less so At the heart of the story are two criminals who are locked into an almost cartoonish Spy v Spy rivalry We are given to believe that a confederation composed of some fairly large but unspecified number of planets is effectively ruled by just two self made men who through dint of their own cunning largely control the entire universe s economy This is flat out ridiculous on its face Little detail is given how they manage this except some vague examples of mathematical models and ruthless actions Game of Thrones this ain t One of the central characters is Alef Oh the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet deep man a mathematical genus and emotional cripple who is largely responsible for the success one of the evil guy s empire Like most of the characters he is totally unsympathetic Apparently in possession of zero agency Alef mechanically assists Dr Evil number 1 with his sociopathic methods of expanding his empire Not once does he ever consider leaving I think we are expected to feel sorry for his situation but I didn t This was particularly problematic because the final big reveal turns upon his actionsI found myself interested in the murder mystery that revolved around a reporter a mechanic and police officer Sadly the resolution to their story was a big fat nothing burger The convoluted series of events that are detailed turned out to be entirely beside the point even though the author seems to think they were all part of some diabolical plan Spoiler view spoilerI was particularly put out that my favorite character s death was completely pointless There is a whole lot of obtuse cloak and dagger stuff that leads up to it and then poof dead and it might as well have been a red herring for all the difference it made Also the ending left me wanting The incurable cancers that plagued all of humanity never made much sense unless they were all engineered so I say go big or go home Alef should have been the one that created them and sentenced an entire galaxy to premature deaths in order to have a reason for Afterlife just so he could save one person Yeah Alef would totally have done that Did the author think that would make he too unlikable because he was already that unlikable hide spoiler


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    [The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB Originally published at RisingshadowRoger Levy's The Rig is one of the finest British science fiction novels ever published This outstanding novel is way above average science fiction because the story gradually develops from an intriguing premise into a fascinating tale filled with complexity weirdness and thought provoki

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    [The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB I'm grateful to Titan for an advance copy of this bookHow to sum up The Rig? The Godfather in space but tricksy? A SPACE noir? The apotheosis of social media?None of those are uite right but they all have a bit of truthIn the future Earth is

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    [The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB Read & Download The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy The opening chapter of this book was amazing and would have made a stunning short story on its own Then the rest of the book happened It is clear that that Levy is attempting to write a story full of big ideas whi

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    [The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB review ß eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Roger Levy 48 starsThis is the best book I've read so far in 2019 and I have no idea how I'm supposed to write a review for it Maybe I'll take the coward's way out and go with a simple list I loved the writing which was vivid yet easy

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    review ß eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Roger Levy [The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB Before I start my review let me note that I received an uncorrected bound proof of this book from Titan Books However all opinions contained herein are my ownAt 615 pages this is not a book to dive into lightly While I occasionally found myself rooting for one or another of the characters all are pretty flawed None are wholly likable but there are books where that happens and it's never been a deal breaker for meThe boo

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    [The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy] EBOOK/EPUB I haven't seen any spoiler laden reviews for this book yet and I'm conflicted about specific plot points so I'm going to be that person XD The Rig started off great I really enjoyed the development of the two story arcs in the first two thirds of the book I loved Alef the focal character of the novel His traits and motivat

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  • Paperback
  • 618
  • The Rig AUTHOR Roger Levy
  • Roger Levy
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 9781785655630