Ammonite E–book/E–pub


  • Paperback
  • 414
  • Ammonite
  • Nicola Griffith
  • English
  • 20 April 2020
  • 9780345452382

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Summary Ammonite characters æ Ammonite Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Es fighting for their lives Terrified of spreading the virus the company abandons its employees leaving them afraid and isolated from the natives In the face of this crisis anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrives to test a new vaccine As she risks death to uncover the women’s biological secret she finds that she too is changing–. I thought I would like this book than I did it s the kind of story I normally like science fiction feminism what s not to like My main problem was that the main characters behave in ways that don t really seem consistent with their roles and backgrounds The anthropologist Marghe seems generally clueless about different cultures and what motivates people She lands on this planet and immediately heads off into the wilderness without any idea at all of what s out there what she might try to accomplish or what dangers might exist The commander Danner worries that people don t like her enough and has no insight at all into the people under her or the planet they live onI just couldn t get caught up in the story and it seemed to drag on interminably The final confrontation between the Company outpost and the native cultures seemed overly pat and not at all plausibleI did like some of the details about the subcultures the viajeras in particular and I think I would have enjoyed a story that was just about the world and its cultures without the Company conspiracy part of it

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Summary Ammonite characters æ Ammonite Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Change or die These are the only options available on the planet Jeep Centuries earlier a deadly virus shattered the original colony killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women Now generations after the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity a company arrives to exploit Jeep–and its forces find themselv. Damn this is a good bookIt s a first novel and it has some of the weaknesses I associate with first novels it jumps through time a lot and those jumps aren t always telegraphed adeuately some of the descriptions while each individually uite beautiful ended up feeling repetitive when taken as a whole But most impressively it already displays a great deal of the maturity and style that I loved in Slow River Even in this first novel Griffith s voice is assured her characters are well drawn and her themes are delicately presented yet rigorously worked outGriffith s style is uietly exuisite understatedly lyrical in contrast to Catherynne M Valente s muscular lyricism or Patricia A McKillip s ornate lyricism or Peter S Beagle s cooly intellectual lyricismand what is with my favorite authors and all their middle initials in ways that seem all the surprising because this is a science fiction novel rather than a fantasy novel This is Griffith s description of Marghe s landing on GP The doors cracked open and leaked in light like pale grapefruit sueezings making the artificial illumination in the gig seem suddenly thick and dimJeep lightWind swept dark tatters across a sky rippling with cloud like a well muscled torso bringing with it the smell of dust and grass and a sweetness she could not identify She sniffed trying to euate the spicy sweet smell on the wind to something she knew nutmeg sun on beetle wings the wild smell of heatherOkay so maybe that passage wasn t so understated I delight in that sort of passage in fantasy novels where I expect magic I delighted in it in Griffith s Slow River which is SF but in the realist vein practically Mundane SF Here in this near planetary romance it took me aback as it should not have and I am grateful to Griffith for reminding me that there can be so much beauty in the alienPart of the reason Jeep is so beautiful in a stark fashion is that we see it mostly through Marghe s perspective and Marghe is a woman deeply attuned to both the world around her and to her own body She looks outward and inward and Griffith paints that dual focus with an incredible eye to detail that made the book startlingly visceral I have been thinking lately about female SFF characters relationships with their bodies and the way that Marghe is so firmly sited within hers made the beatings the starvation and the sex come alive on the page Also it really sends the message Jeep s a tough place The way that that character trait completely informs the way Marghe reacts to and advances the plot is just another sign of Griffith s immense skill as a storytellerBut the thing I am most struck by is how perfectly the jacket description captures this book it is a book all about change It s about characters changing and it s about societies changing and it s about the way those changes amplify or counteract each other and then it s about everything changing again It s not a book for people who like tight plots where every uestion raised is answered by the finale the finale just raises uestions about the future of the characters and the world Instead it s a book for people who like history who like to explore the hidden ways the past shapes the present and who are drawn to those turning points where the smallest decisions by individuals have the power to dramatically alter the fates of whole societies

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Summary Ammonite characters æ Ammonite Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook And realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that uestions the very meanings of gender and humanity As readers share in Marghe’s journey through an alien world they too embark on a parallel journey of fascinating self exploratio. Such a great concept completely wasted on a self centered and immature protagonist I got to 70% and couldn t take any when the 30 something year old protagonist after view spoilerintentionally getting herself pregnant hide spoiler


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    Ammonite E–book/E–pub Summary Ammonite Damn this is a good bookIt's a first novel and it has some of the weaknesses I associate with first novels it jumps through time a lot and those jumps aren't always telegraphed adeuately; some of the descriptions while each individually uite beautiful ended up feeling repetitive when taken as a whole But most impressively it already displays

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    Ammonite E–book/E–pub I thought I would like this book than I did it's the kind of story I normally like science fiction feminism what's not to like? My main problem was that the main characters behave in ways that don't really seem consistent with their roles and backgrounds The anthropologist Marghe seems generally clueless about different cultures and what motivates people She lands on this planet and immediately heads off into the wilder

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    Ammonite E–book/E–pub characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Nicola Griffith I really loved this book when I first read it way back when It was written in 1992 and I'm happy to say that I think it stands up to the test of time While I didn't love it uite as much as I remembered I'm finding very little to criticize about the original story And sometimes I wonder about my younger self when doing a re read so this was overall a very positive experience for meMarguerite Angelica Taishan is an anthrop

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    Ammonite E–book/E–pub Exploration of a technologically regressed human society without males with a shrouded means of procreation the central mystery of the story By the author's careful setup the anthropologist main character is forced to take large risks leave ci

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    Ammonite E–book/E–pub characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Nicola Griffith This book started well but for me ran out of steam a little during the middle and never fully recoveredIt was an interesting premise and I was gripped by the story for the most part An anthropologist Marghe seizes and uniue opportunity to study a people on a planet that was colonised hundreds of years ago but which contained a virus that killed all of the men and some of the women Their colony survived due to the remaining women

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    characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Nicola Griffith Nicola Griffith ´ 4 Free read Ammonite E–book/E–pub Such a great concept completely wasted on a self centered and immature protagonist I got to 70% and couldn't take any when the 30 something year old protagonist after view spoilerintentionally getting herself pregnant hide spoiler

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    Ammonite E–book/E–pub I really enjoyed this book It was uite different to most other SciFiFantasy books in that all the characters are genetically female but there is nothing in the book about gender roles No women doing ‘men’s’ jobs The characters a

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