Book Review: Hyperion

Author: Dan Simmons

Rating: 2/5 stars

This was a re-read.

I remember being amazed the first time I read this. The way the stories all wove together, the fear of the Shrike. I thought it was genius! All of which, for the most part, remains true.

However, I had overlooked the gore and the religious ‘discussions’ – if that’s what we want to call them. I must have, cuz here they are – front and center. As a religious person, a Christian, I got a creepy, uneasy feeling anticipating the overall arc of the story so I went on line, checked and yep- I will not be continuing with the series.

This book and this series is not for me.

Onto the next book on my TBR…

2 responses to “Book Review: Hyperion”

  1. I enjoyed the two Hyperion novels, but once he went into the Endymion sequels, it got really blasphemous.
    Because of that I’ve been afraid to go back and re-read the first two books 🙂

    With your reaction, I might hold off even longer now!

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    1. Yeah, my conscience would not allow to continue or recommend.

      Liked by 1 person

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