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  • Jack Glass
  • Adam Roberts
  • English
  • 27 November 2020
  • 9780575127623

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Jack Glass review Ó 3 summary Jack Glass 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. 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 the prologue So follow me into this murder mystery review and help me catch all four stars One of them is hiding within each part of the review Can you spot and point out all the four stars If you want to play please point out the stars in spoilers so everybody can speculate on their ownEventually I m going to reveal the location of the four stars in a spoiler comment later on Part 1 StructureJack Glass has a uniue build up It consists of three interlocking murder mysteries Part one acts as a general introduction of Jack Glass as a character the main story is told in parts 2 and 3 It s very interesting to see that the narrative changes a lot especially between part 1 and 2 and Roberts is able to introduce very distinguishable voices for his main protagonistsPart 2 CharactersThe characters are very well drawn The all male cast in part 1 is a bit confusing in the beginning but it works out in the end The man called Jac and Gordius a fattie who was worshipped as a sun god by his followers have the most characterDiana the main protagonist of part 2 is completely different Her part is light hearted and she has likeable traits but also some aspects that make it hard to be completely on her sidePart 3 WorldbuildingRoberts shows us a very interesting vision of the future He doesn t spoonfeed his information to you and many of his made up words are never explained within the text so you have to refer to the appendixSo as you re putting together the pieces of the murder mysteries you re also putting together the pieces of the society Many people live in artifical bubbles orbiting Earth or the neighboring planets and having difficulties to adjust to gravity when on EarthThe society seems to be matriarchal and sexual encounters are often of bisexual nature Yes sex is mentioned in the book but not in a Miley Cirus kind of wayPart 4 OverallPart one is most arguably the weakest part of the novel and on its own I would rate it 35 Parts 2 and 3 are stronger but in the last part I wasn t really that fond of one aspect of the ending view spoilerThe thing with Jack being in love with Diana seemed not very convincing hide spoiler Rules of the Knife Fight 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. PrologueDear Know What I Saw? readers I fear I have to convey a terrible terrible tragedy to you The fifth The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections 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 Gunnin' For Love remaining four stars who have fled into this MIA Hunter review It s like in the novel Jack Glass where we are told who is the murderer in all three cases within the book Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid right upfront in the prologue So follow me into this murder mystery Magic and Mayhem review and help me catch all four stars One of them is hiding within each part of the Good bye review Can you spot and point out all the four stars If you want to play please point out the stars in spoilers so everybody can speculate on their ownEventually I m going to The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People reveal the location of the four stars in a spoiler comment later on Part 1 StructureJack Glass has a uniue build up It consists of three interlocking murder mysteries Part one acts as a general introduction of Jack Glass as a character the main story is told in parts 2 and 3 It s very interesting to see that the narrative changes a lot especially between part 1 and 2 and Roberts is able to introduce very distinguishable voices for his main protagonistsPart 2 CharactersThe characters are very well drawn The all male cast in part 1 is a bit confusing in the beginning but it works out in the end The man called Jac and Gordius a fattie who was worshipped as a sun god by his followers have the most characterDiana the main protagonist of part 2 is completely different Her part is light hearted and she has likeable traits but also some aspects that make it hard to be completely on her sidePart 3 WorldbuildingRoberts shows us a very interesting vision of the future He doesn t spoonfeed his information to you and many of his made up words are never explained within the text so you have to Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original refer to the appendixSo as you Greek to Me Learning New Testament Greek Through Memory Visualization re putting together the pieces of the murder mysteries you Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original re also putting together the pieces of the society Many people live in artifical bubbles orbiting Earth or the neighboring planets and having difficulties to adjust to gravity when on EarthThe society seems to be matriarchal and sexual encounters are often of bisexual nature Yes sex is mentioned in the book but not in a Miley Cirus kind of wayPart 4 OverallPart one is most arguably the weakest part of the novel and on its own I would Airliners in Flight A Gallery of Air To Air Photography rate it 35 Parts 2 and 3 are stronger but in the last part I wasn t Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz really that fond of one aspect of the ending view spoilerThe thing with Jack being in love with Diana seemed not very convincing hide spoiler

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Jack Glass review Ó 3 summary Jack Glass 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. BewareDon t go to Adam Roberts looking for utopian visions of the future If you want harmonious co operation post scarcity paradises or futures where humanity has forged it s nobler instincts into the foundations of Brave New Worlds look elsewhere most of Robert s books will give you screaming nightmaresIn On Earth s gravity has literally flipped ninety degrees and it s a hardscrabble borderline medieval dump In new Model Army the world is ravaged and broken by conflict wrought by cheap democratic armies And now in Jack Glass the solar system is a grim dictatorial dystopia for most ruled by a family known as the Ulanovs who keep the great mass of people living in decrepit dome habitats hanging in space living off barely palatable algae and collecting cancers from the radiation they are exposed toI don t want to live in these places but damn Roberts makes me want to read about them Roberts tells an intense tale in most of his novels and does so again here although intense is a pretty mild description of the beginning of Jack GlassThe first of two starting narratives begins with six men all prisoners dumped into the freezing cold of a sealed over crevasse on an asteroid with nothing than a small air generator a tiny heater some digging machines some edible algae spores and a packet of biscuitsDesperately cold crazed with thirst and packed into a tiny space only a meter or so across these men have to survive an eleven year sentence together and to do so they must hollow out their asteroid and find ice to drink and make air At the end of their stay the asteroid they have hollowed will be scrubbed and sold as accommodation for the rich its new owners caring not about the suffering of it s creatorsThere is no way out of this prison floating abandoned in space The men go through despair anger and then far dangerous than either boredom The establish brutal hierarchies of dominance the top men using and abusing the weaker men as they please violence breaking out and threatening to end them allOne of the weaker men Jac is different from the others He has no legs and he spends time polishing a tiny round of glass he finds in the asteroid He means to escape this prison even though such an escape is impossibleThe second narrative concerns the two scions of a powerful family second only in stature to the rulers of the solar system who are holidaying on a summery European island when one of their servants is brutally murdered Diana the younger of the two sisters is an aficionado of murder mysteries and throws herself into investigating what has happened The case seems open and shut There were nineteen other servants in the building no one else entered or left and there is a clear motive for one of the nineteen There is of course to this killing than there first seems and as Diana solves it she will be introduced to a civilisation ending threatFrom these two narratives Roberts spins a story spanning the solar system and dealing with concepts that span a great deal at the same time It s heady compelling stuff and I loved every minute of it Jack Glass is Adam Roberts at his best and his best is very very good Roberts is a master of concept driven SF each of his books different from the last This novel is different from his other work and in some ways reads as a science fiction detective story although it soon grows to encompass far far than that The only thing holding me back from a five star wide eyed evangelical review is that Jack Glass s ending is both abrupt and unsatisfying I loved this story and I didn t want it to end so the way it did was particularly galling There are some codas in the form of poems that add some supplementary insight into the Ulanovian solar system and some of the players in the background of the narrative but I still felt a little short changedIn saying that I still rate Jack Glass as one of my favourite reads this year and a novel worthy of inclusion in any serious SF collection Roberts has written several works I would consider to be twenty first century classics and when considered along with Bete Stone and New Model Army Jack Glass only further cements Roberts as one of the brightest supernovae in Science Fiction45 mysteriously exploding stars THE WALLPAPER CHASE room mystery and imbued with the feel of golden age SF this is another bravura performance from Roberts Whatever games. 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Jack Glass review Ó 3 summary Jack Glass 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. 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 loved it And I haven t even got to lend my copy out yet which is a travestyI found it in a way that usually turns up a lot of dross but has actually done me uite proud in the last few months which is to say in the comments section of a Guardian Online article this time on locked room mysteries Every so often I discover that someone has written a book specifically for me and they didn t even TELL me three choice golden age detective stories set in the golden age of sci fi It took me about forty five seconds to order it on and when it arrived about the same amount of time to get extremely excited about the prologue Tell me you don t love good genre savvy fiction Tell me you don t love it when someone looks you in the eye tells you they re about to trick you and does it anywayThe thing about golden age crime fiction and golden age sci fi is that the former relies on very strict rules and Getting Shit Past The Radar of readers like me who are busy being eagle eyed and trying to spot the trick in a very narrow set of variables whereas the sci fi is based on going to places and doing things that the reader isn t so familiar with In a way they ought to be at odds at any rate they should be pretty difficult to combine without betraying somebody s favouriteDon t worry Adam Roberts hasn t betrayed your favourite What Jack Glass does that makes me so happy is to tread the very fine line between them in an effort to surprise readers golden age crime often ends up resorting to pulling solutions out of its own ass so in a way both genres prime you or at least me to say Of COURSE Of course the answer is faster than light travelevil twinsthe Illuminatievil butler It s the only solution Both genres train you to view the impossible as if there s a loophole in it and I really adored the deft enthusiastic respectful way that Roberts exploits the hell out of any loophole he can findHe tells you who the murderer is in the prologue Then he promises you ll be surprised Well I was surprisedAnd besides and if anything this is the important bit it was really good fun to read I enjoyed being in this book Why has it not got recognition Why have I never heard of it or its author before Why am I not right this minute seeking out other things he s written which by the way I m absolutely going to do MORE OF THIS SORT OF THING PLEASEPlease someone else read this because I want to talk about it and I ve not got anyone to do that with Also Adam Roberts please write some things so I can buy them in hardback preferably with covers this pretty so I can prop them up on my mantelpiece when I m done