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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 Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream 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

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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 2nd and 3rd part contain many shorter subchapters One of my early gripes has to do with the lack of chapter waypoints in my ebook version I don t know if this problem is present in all ebook versions It made navigating back and forth a lot of trouble At the end a glossary is included very useful along with a very extensive extra part with poems and songs of the book s universe which was a nice and original feature for a SF book The narration is in 3rd person perspective and entirely in the past tenseCharactersThe main character as one would expect is Jack though he shares the spotlight for the most part with Diana Jack s character is always presented with an air of mystery and surrounded with a lot of uestion marks We are never really sure of what he is like nor even who he is in each story though that s uite easy to get after a point Even though this character is never fully developed and detailed this in a way is a bit acceptable because he is supposed to be mysterious and unknown a stranger throughout the whole novel Unfortunately Roberts fumbles big time with Jack s character at the final subchapters with a reveal and justification that I personally found totally weak and disappointing More on that later as this is also part of the plot and uite spoilerishDiana is the other main character and in a way the protagonist for most part of the novel I don t want to give away too much so I will be a bit vague but suffice to say that her characters is very weak and unbelievable in a negative way Now you see Diana has supposedly been raised and trained to be a problem solver one of the cleverest and wisest young persons in the whole system Well guess what Diana is very stupid for a clever problem solver and can t really solve anything As a matter of fact she s very ignorant of many important things like system politics and physics and sociology on the most basic level That level of lack of education is inexcusable for a high society person trained since kindergarten to be smart and know it all In a novel where she is supposed to be the main brain force the puzzle s unscrambler and the riddle s solver she is constantly out of ideas and clues relying solely on intuition and external help and guidanceSo sadly as both main characters are rather distant unrealistic unlikable and extremely hard for the reader to connect to the novel comes out short on any real attachment to the protagonists and suffers from indifference and incredulityWorld buildingLuckily world building is good enough to stand apart from the novel s other deficiencies Roberts has imagined a future where humanity is spread but still restricted to the limits of our solar system Strict hierarchical levels exist and control all life everywhere Humans have evolved sufficiently to posses many technological and biotechnological capacities and abilities though as it can be imagined those can be found in different levels and abundance throughout the social castes and classes Also as humanity has taken off Earth and most of its population lives in space in low or no g gravity the human physiology has also changed and degenerated to a suited state which presents problems to those going to 1g gravity environments All those and many are very well presented and documented by Roberts making world building the most glowing part of this novelPlot storyAnd we arrive at the plot Here is the thing Jack Glass is essentially a SF howdunit As such it is supposed to be made mostly of two major ingredients a base of typical crimemysterymurder howdunit that is the main engine and pushes the plot forward with suspense guessing and gradual revelations and a big dose of science fiction to give the novel an original and fresh taste something to amaze and awe the reader I m sorry to say that both are found lacking thought for different reasons eachThe plot the whole mystery and the way it s presented feels like a huge mess Roberts tried for something much ambitious that he could handle In a recent interviewpost Mark Charan Newton mentioned some tipsrules for writing good and proper whodunits Among those were the following 6 Don t short change the reader7 Don t make your method utterly ridiculous Roberts disregards both He continuously tries to deceive and distract the reader from guessing with erroneous information and needless tactics At the end the uestions are answered in unceremonious and bland ways often revealing either uninteresting or incredulous solutionsI also felt that occasionally there are some big holes in the plot Why some things happen and why then Not all uestions are answered or can be answered by the provided information by the end of the novel SPOILER followsview spoiler And of course how can I not mention the gravest WTF moment of the whole book the love reveal As far as justifications for actions go this one was absolutely disappointing Here is a guy who is the greatest most wanted 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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 brings the stories full circle connecting them in the third crime scene I liked this better than the FTL but not as much as Box but that was probably because I d figured out the resolution or rather one version of possible resolutions and I liked mine better than the real ending I got the science part 100% the human part not as much therefore I was disappointed in how it drifted and settled I guess the surprise in that one was one that I didn t see the basis for it existing but then again I don t think it was suppose to be rational Ended with me going really JackSo the fluffy ending and saggy middle kinda deflated the joy from this one Eh The Collection 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 Whispers of Feathers physics and Entrepreneurial Vernacular 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 Advanced C Programming by Example 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 brings the stories full circle connecting them in the third crime scene I liked this better than the FTL but not as much as Box but that was Poslije svega (After, probably because I d figured out the resolution or rather one version of Die Herrenschneiderei possible resolutions and I liked mine better than the real ending I got the science


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 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 b

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    “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 inten

  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

  4. says:

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

  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 d

  6. says:

    What a wonderful thing this book is Roberts himself describes it as arising from a desire to collide together some of the conventio

  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 three times just to savour the feel of them sliding through your neurons His ideas are magical and he's no imaginative slo

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    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

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    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 synops

  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 vast and utt