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On Adam Roberts Tighe lives on the wall It towers above his village and falls away below it It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything he knows Life is hard on the wall, little than a clinging on for dear life and then one day Tighe falls off the wall On is at once a vertiginous concept novel, a coming of age saga, a picaresque journey across a changed world, and an epic advTighe lives on the wall It towers above his village and falls away below it It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything he knows Life is hard on the wall, little than a clinging on for dear life and then one day Tighe falls off the wall On is at once a vertiginous concept novel, a coming of age saga, a picaresque journey across a changed world, and an epic adventure in the very best traditions of science fiction.. On Tighe lives on the wall It towers above his village and falls away below it It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything he knows Life is hard on the wall little than a clinging on for dear life a
  • Title: On
  • Author: Adam Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780575072992
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Scott says:

      Welcome to the sideways apocalypse.Imagine if you could fall off the world Imagine your nation, your city, your home, all turned ninety degrees every floor now a wall, every hillock now something to desperately cling to and the now sideways mountains the only habitable real estate left.Adam Roberts imagined this, and he has built an entertaining and imaginative book based on this concept, toying with the ramifications of life in a world flipped on its side.Tighe, a villager in a small, impoveris [...]

    2. Dark-Draco says:

      This is the story of Tighe, who lives on a world where gravity works at in parallel to the earth if you fall off, you keep on falling forever except that doesn t happen to Tighe Fleeing from his grandfather, he trips and falls, only to be caught many miles below where a war is being faought to control the mysterious Door Only his own mysteries turn out to be even weirder than the world on which he lives.The concept behind this story is mind blowing I dare you to read this and not be looking the [...]

    3. Matt says:

      I picked up On at a used bookstore on a lark it had an interesting title and cover art along with a cool synopsis on the back cover a stark white cover different from the novel s graphic shown here on It was one of the those heavy bond paper trade paperbacks with that heft that just says, check me out, I m worth it Imagine a future Earth but with gravity going sideways parallel to the ground you re standing on Imagine that this gravitational shift occurred not gradually but at a specific moment, [...]

    4. Genna says:

      For me, this book started out well, got a little bumpy in the middle and then ended with a fizzle.So, at the start we re introduced to Tighe, an adolescent princeling living on the wall basically land has flipped 90 degrees sometime in the past and people now live on various ledges, constantly at risk of falling off the world Tighe s existence is pretty unremarkable he spends most of his time wandering around contemplating life and such philosophical questions as what is the wall He also has a v [...]

    5. T.I.M. James says:

      On is an unusual book It draws you in, is incredibly well written, has some stupendous ideas from the basic set up of the world that author Adam Roberts has set up, ranging through societal construction, science, religion and over the top mind blowing ideas.Ultimately though, in my opinion a book that could well be on its way to being a masterpiece of the genre is hamstrung by the ending and the fact that all that has gone before is so good makes it seem even worse.The wall is a seemingly vast g [...]

    6. Richard Watt says:

      Having been inspired by New Model Army, I went back to finish this.And it was still a bit of a slog, but I got there As always with Roberts, the concept is brilliant a world where something has shifted gravity so that it now operates parallel to the surface rather than perpendicular to it It s a fascinating and original idea, and Roberts shows us several options for how society might evolve in the aftermath of an unthinkable catastrophe like that.He does this by throwing his protagonist off the [...]

    7. Nicholas Whyte says:

      nhwvejournal 59559ml return return A rather wacky setting this a world where gravity goes parallel to the ground rather than perpendicular to it, so its inhabitants perceive it as a huge wall, with settlements clinging to ledges and everyone perpetually terrified of falling off as indeed many do We have some great scene setting in the hero s small home village he then arrives in a much bigger civilisation, gets embroiled in a war, and eventually comes close to finding out the Secret Behind It Al [...]

    8. Ashish says:

      Take a single, basic concept, and extrapolate, and extrapolate, and keep extrapolating that one idea to everything in the world, letting each and every thing it touches react, influence each other, feed off each other, develop rules, cultures, societies, and myths and then populate it This is the recipe for almost any excellent science fiction as long as that central idea remains dominant Lose sight of that core, and you end up with bad sci fi On uses one very simple concept spoiler alert read i [...]

    9. John Parvin says:

      To be rather honest, I found this book very lacking, the character development is shallow and the interaction choppy and disjointed.What I got out of this was a story of a very self centered princeling who finds himself in and improbable scenarios as he deals with what he perceives as dream until he learns the truth of the world he lives on, with a rather inconclusive ending, much as you would find in several movies whose producers anticipate sequels.If it was not for the vague hint of a surpr [...]

    10. Aaron says:

      This was a well written book The language was quite beautiful in some spots and the idea unique However, the main character was not a sympathetic person even though he experienced a great deal of hurt I realize there is an explanation for this in the book but it was unsatisfying.

    11. Jerome Turner says:

      Smug, self satisfied, and generally unsatisfying at the end The big Shyamalan twist, I actually guessed around halfway through the book, but it was laboured so much, I dismissed it out of hand, only to find that WAS the twist Disappointing.

    12. Yvonne Hin says:

      Totally worth reading for its weirdness which is backed up by some kind of science.

    13. Daniel says:

      Very high concept sci fi merged with a great story definitely recommend.

    14. Drunken_orangetree says:

      A sideways world Well written and entertaining.

    15. eggdropsoap says:

      A fascinating premise and a compelling development of the world and its peoples, but it goes nowhere and falls apart at the end, and has a skeezy part in the middle.

    16. Johan says:

      Read it years ago, but stuck in my mind as one of the worst books I ve ever read I wish I could unread it.

    17. April says:

      A bit slow to start, did like the twist towards the end though.

    18. Diamonddog says:

      Compelling idea The story is weak though.

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