Pierce Brown's Red rising. Sons of Ares

English language

Published Dec. 22, 2018

ISBN:
978-1-5241-0492-4
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OCLC Number:
1028946444

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4 stars (34 reviews)

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Review of "Pierce Brown's Red rising. Sons of Ares" on 'Goodreads'

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This might be both my fastest DNF to date, and a surprising one. I always have a soft spot for scifi generally, and am especially compelled by any intersection of labor and any speculative fiction.

Maybe the strongest antipathy I have is toward the protagonist, which I register is something that could just be a matter of personality. Like, I can’t say I was fond of Ignatius J. Reilly, but I was almost always interested in what he was thinking. And an important detail here is that, at least as far as I got, the protagonist is just a kid (a 16-year-old boy) living a nightmare.

But as I read more, I realize more often that I’m always working with a finite and fluctuating pool of charity toward any given book (I tried at least twice before this year to read A Confederacy of Dunces and didn’t have the patience). …

Review of "Pierce Brown's Red rising. Sons of Ares" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Darrow a 16 ans, il est mineur et travaille dans les entrailles de Mars pour en faire un jour une planète habitable par les autres Humains restés sur Terre. Il fait partie des Rouges, la plus basse classe d’une société divisée en couleurs. Les Rouges sont une classe d’esclaves, considérés plus ou moins comme des bêtes de somme, sans réelle humanité. De manière tout à fait inattendue et dans des circonstances tragiques, le jeune mineur va se retrouver investi d’une mission qui dépasse son imagination, découvrant l’envers du décor, la réalité qui reste cachée à sa classe.
[Vous pouvez lire la suite sur mon blog, merci :)]

Review of "Pierce Brown's Red rising. Sons of Ares" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Finally! It took forever, but I finally finished this book! The first 250 pages, while mildly interesting, were mostly slow. As frustrating as that was, by the last 100 pages, you realize that you needed every last detail from the slow moments. And those last 100 pages were AWESOME! They completely salvaged the book for me, and earned the rating I gave it. I am ready for booo two!

Review of "Pierce Brown's Red rising. Sons of Ares" on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Caste systems on Mars. Teenagers playing war games at Command School with life or death consequences. Deception, disguises, and subterfuge. Welcome to Red Rising.

The first part of the book was slow, and I almost gave up on it. I did not get attached to Darrow or Eo, and did not care about their harsh life under the surface of Mars. But I found myself enjoying the story much more from Part 2 on, although the book was plodding at times and I never did get attached to Darrow. He's just too perfect. He was better at everything and it was tiring to read. But I enjoyed the politics of the story and the world building was solid. I will eventually read book 2. 3 stars.

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