Rama Revealed are Book Read the first book in this series and don t waste your time with the rest This fourth in the series was a slog from beginning to end with lots of lame dialogue pointless det
Rama Revealed are Book Read the first book in this series and don't waste your time with the rest. This fourth in the series was a slog from beginning to end, with lots of lame dialogue, pointless detail that never goes anywhere, and a disappointing ending.I wish I'd just left it at Rendezvous with Rama, which is vintage Arthur C. Clarke. (That book is worth 20 of these sequels!) Lesson Learned: Never trust a book with more than one author.. Rama Revealed 1993 is a science fiction novel by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee It is the last of three sequels to Clarke s Rendezvous with Rama by these authors The book picks up the story immediately after the end of The Garden of Rama The book follows the story of Nicole Wakefield and her escape from imprisonment left at the cliffhanger of the previous book.. A viral Kindle Rama Revealed The direction of the fourth installment changed again. I'm pretty torn between 3 and 4 stars, but it's closer to the upper rating, so I think I'll settle for 4 stars. All else - spoiler alert. (view spoiler)[I'm highly unsure what to think of this series. My heart broke during the last book, but not because of some outstanding SF qualities of the story, but rather the particular story of one character - Nicole des Jardins, a woman who has had to leave children behind on other planets and space ships, has had to watch a daughter commit suicide as well as the love of her life die a painful death whilst being assassinated, and has slept for many years of her life in a special trance, waking up 12 or 16 years older, having to eventually face the frail, dying body of an 80 year old woman, being told that she only has 10 days left to live... Out of all the characters of the book, of which some annoyed me and some didn't arouse any particular emotion, I think Nicole was pretty damn well written. As a woman, I can definitely identify with her fears and pains, and just imagining what her heart had to go trough was difficult, as a reader. Out of all the episodes, especially with the moment she lost Richard I had the hardest time. And then, through to the end of the book, whilst she was reminiscing about her life, I kept thinking that I myself am getting older and dying by the second, and I must admit I felt uneasy ... which is not something that happens on the usual. The fourth installment was at times very annoying. Even though it's SF, it seemed to lose itself in so much unnecessary detail about the octospiders' lives and their digestive tracks (just to mention one section of the book that absolutely bored me to death). I can fully appreciate the imagination of a writer who is so involved in his story that he has developed graphs for the biology of a non-existent alien species, but maybe cutting it short from time to time would've been a better idea, because instead of helping with sensory build up until the action reached the climax, I found myself desperately wanting to skip said pages and just move on. Sure, at the times the story is stretched reeaaaaaaally thin in order to accommodate more action and more characters and definitely more emotional drama, but almost never does it seem truly out of the reach of the reader's imagination. At least not my imagination. Alas, there's no clearly drawn boundary to what a reader can accept in terms of fiction, so if the author is capable of playing with it, bending it after his will - then maybe that's a very good author. One thing that I really like was that the love story between Nicole and Richard didn't reach the cheesy point anywhere over four books. In her last hours of life, she says that she had talked with Richard before of what they'd do before they die, and there were two possible answers: make love to each other, or learn something new and experience the thrill of discovery one last time. I think that's a beautiful idea. The last pages of the book are harrowing, honestly. Nicole was dying and I was dying with her. I rarely feel that sad with regards to something that is not real, but in this case I felt the need to tell someone that I love them, to remind someone that I'll always be there for them. Out of all the books, I consider this ending passage to be the best writing Clarke did in this series.(hide spoiler)]After all that I've written in the spoiler section, it's clear to me that I'll give a solid 4 star rating for the entire series and a strong recommendation to all SF lovers and other readers out there to tackle it. It's worth it.
Rama Revealed Rama, by Arthur C Clarke Oct , Rama Revealed is a science fiction novel by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee It is the last of three sequels to Clarke s Rendezvous with Rama by these authors The book picks up the story immediately after the end of The Garden of Rama. Rama Revealed The Ultimate Encounter Gentry Lee, Arthur Rama Revealed marks the fourth and final volume of the popular sf series begun with Rendezvous with Rama After a long interstellar voyage, an alien spacecraft and Rama Revealed by Arthur C Clarke About Rama Revealed On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive alien starship carries its human passengers to the end of a generations long odyssey But the great experiment designed by the Ramans has failed, and Rama III has become a battleground. Rama Revealed Rama Series by Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Jan , Overview On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive alien starship carries its human passengers to the end of a generations long odyssey But the great experiment designed by the Ramans has failed, and Rama III has become a battleground. Rama Revealed Audiobook by Arthur C Clarke Audible Publisher s Summary Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, terrorizing its own inhabitants Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped to New York.