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As I read THE FALL OF HYPERION, I can't help but be amazed at the depth and brilliance of the writing. Putting the story aside for a moment, (which is very difficult to do) I have to point out that Simmons' use of language is among the best I have ever read in any genre of popular fiction, and not for being flashy or extravagant, but for being intelligent and reasonably composed at the same time. It is just a joy to read his prose.

And when you combine that for the incredible wtorytelling skill that this guy has, then I have to say that I am fast becoming a very big Dan Simmons fan, just based on one book and the very beginning of its sequel. I expect that by the time I am finished with this, I will want to read everything that has been written by the guy as soon as possible.

And not only that, but for those of you (Snowman) who have read HYPERION and are taking a little break before you read THE FALL OF HYPERION...

Don't! Why would you? You are putting of a great reading experience, maybe even better than the first, and when you finally do pick it up and start reading it, you will be slapping yourself in the forehead and saying, "Why did I wait to read this again?"
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Originally posted by WhiteWolf WhiteWolf wrote:

As I read THE FALL OF HYPERION, I can't help but be amazed at the depth and brilliance of the writing. Putting the story aside for a moment, (which is very difficult to do) I have to point out that Simmons' use of language is among the best I have ever read in any genre of popular fiction, and not for being flashy or extravagant, but for being intelligent and reasonably composed at the same time. It is just a joy to read his prose.

And when you combine that for the incredible wtorytelling skill that this guy has, then I have to say that I am fast becoming a very big Dan Simmons fan, just based on one book and the very beginning of its sequel. I expect that by the time I am finished with this, I will want to read everything that has been written by the guy as soon as possible.

And not only that, but for those of you (Snowman) who have read HYPERION and are taking a little break before you read THE FALL OF HYPERION...

Don't! Why would you? You are putting of a great reading experience, maybe even better than the first, and when you finally do pick it up and start reading it, you will be slapping yourself in the forehead and saying, "Why did I wait to read this again?"


Awesome. I might finish The Good Guy in a day just so I can get started on Fall of Hyperion.
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I'm sure I'll be slapping my head exactly as you said. After that though, I will finish the book. After that though, I will slap myself on the head again thinking, "Why do I have to wait another two months to read the next book in the series?!"
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I don't know about that. At first I thought I might take a longer break between the second and third because of the much larger time break between the two stories. But the fact is I won't be able to wait that long to find out the deal with the Shrike. I just don't want to wait any longer than I really have to. And I don't have to.
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Well, I have to. I don't have a job and must save my money for this coming semester. The only place I can get the book is my University library, 60 miles away.
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