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  • Title: The Silent City
  • Author: Elisabeth Vonarburg
  • ISBN: 9780888782779
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a future Europe, where technology has been driven underground and the Earth s population has been tribalized by nuclear war and political conflict, a young woman named Elisa is born into the Silent City, a final stronghold of science and knowledge, in which self perpetuating technology maintains the handful of human survivors with rejuvenation treatments and cyberneticsIn a future Europe, where technology has been driven underground and the Earth s population has been tribalized by nuclear war and political conflict, a young woman named Elisa is born into the Silent City, a final stronghold of science and knowledge, in which self perpetuating technology maintains the handful of human survivors with rejuvenation treatments and cybernetics Unwittingly, Elisa holds the key to the genetic changes which have the potential to preserve the human species But first she must overcome the resistance of the city s elite, and discover her unique gift for changing herself and the world around her But time is running out The human race is threatened by a virus that prevents the conception of male babies and women bear the blame Elisa must determine her future and the future of humanity.
    The Silent City In a future Europe where technology has been driven underground and the Earth s population has been tribalized by nuclear war and political conflict a young woman named Elisa is born into the Silent

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    1. The compelling beginning of this book seemed to lose momentum when the time frame became confused, at least for me I felt there were parts missing that might have greatly enhanced my understanding, not of the plot, which was clear enough, but the rationale behind some of the imperatives Perhaps it was pace that felt odd to me Minute attention to detail, then years of interest collapsed into a terse paragraph I felt cheated a bit and annoyed at the author for leading me on but also for expecting [...]

    2. Ne pas se laisser d courager par l environnement bizarre de la premi re partie Je m explique L environnement de ce livre est s par en deux milieux, en quelque sorte Il y a la Cit et il y a l Ext rieur.Le livre, lui, est divis en 4 parties qui, j ai trouv , sont comme des mini t mes On alterne entre la Cit et l Ext rieur mais toujours en suivant lisa, le personnage principal.Ce changement d environnement est bienvenu dans la deuxi me partie alors qu on change compl tement d environnement et de dy [...]

    3. I had to give it up The book was underwritten large chunks of action that should have been detailed were, instead, brushed past or jumped over problems villains, really that should have been near insurmountable proved ridiculously easy to overcome and, finally, the main character spent long passages questioning herself about her motivations but next to no time actually doing anything This was an extremely frustrating read because it could have been a fascinating book The author had some very ori [...]

    4. Eh This was seriously annoying Incredibly clumsy story telling, a time line that jumps all over the place for no discernable reason, interminable interior monologues, and absolutely no sense of dramatic tension She teases us by throwing out some interesting concepts, but then simply ignores them, leaves them dying on the side of the road It manages to be weird and awkward and somehow preachy, yet without any ethical examination.

    5. The story and characters were interesting enough, but the whole thing felt slightly anemic I just wanted More information about the characters, back story on the world, dialog, detail Still, the plot hung together well, and it was a pretty quick read Overall it was a good first novel, though I hope to find depth when I get around to reading her later books.

    6. I wanted to like this book, but it wasn t really for me A bit too much weird scientific incest and experimentation I liked the bits outside of the City , but there wasn t enough of that.

    7. Would love to read the original untranslated version, as the third person restricted narration is focused on a character who genderbends I m betting some very interesting things happen with language, given how gendered French is It is a neat exploration of the human and specifically the female condition, and I like Elisa she is very human, in that there are times when she is vulnerable and her gut feelings lead her astray, but she tries so hard to do the right thing despite.Good vintage Quebec f [...]

    8. While the author had some compelling ideas, the variable but always too slow pacing and disjointed feel made this a difficult story to finish and not one I d recommend.

    9. Kind of weird I don t read a lot of science fiction Needed simple editing I read this because the next book in the series is supposed to be really good.

    10. La Science fiction n est pas ma classe forte, mais, depuis quelques ann es, je la d couvre d un il neuf, et c est gr ce aux ditions Alire Et je dois avouer que, depuis plusieurs ann es, en ayant lus plusieurs, Le Silence de la Cit est l un des premiers romans du genre qui, en plus d tre une lecture tr s plaisante, m a marqu , d une certaine mani re lisabeth Vonarburg n a certainement plus prouver son talent, mais pour ceux qui ne la connaissent pas, ce roman est un bijou.Ce roman la prose superb [...]

    11. Grand d fi de litt rature qu b coise Cat gorie Saguenay Lac St Jean 3 points total 60 points Je suis vraiment fi re d avoir r ussi lire un Vonarburg en moins d un mois C est toujours tr s bon mais tr s dense et long Les courts chapitres ont beaucoup aid dans ce cas ci, tous les livres de sf devraient avoir des chapitres de dix quinze pages On retrouve beaucoup des th mes f tiches de Vonarburg dans ce livre, l immortalit , les relations familiales tr s fuck es, le f minisme, et la renaissance des [...]

    12. The Silent City is the story of a post apocalyptic world divided into protected cities involved in a grand plan to save humanity and those left outside to fend for themselves There are mechanized robots made to look and act like people Some are operated by humans remotely whose minds inhabit them Then there s Elisa, the main character, guinea pig in a grand human genetic engineering project Is she human Are the mechanized robots human since they have aged human s minds running them Are those who [...]

    13. I m giving this a three because while it has some nice ideas and interesting scenarios to explore, it s frustratingly full of really creative plot points that go nowhere, interesting moral dilemmas that are skated over, and then other, far less interesting, stuff that s gone into in ridiculous and pointless amounts of detail.Add to that some of the incestuous sexual stuff is just disturbing Also I find it incredibly unlikely that a society in which 50 girls are born for every 1 boy would have FE [...]

    14. Pas aussi abouti que Chroniques du Pays des M res crit apr s LSdlC mais indispensable De belles explorations de l id e de genres et de la relation entre hommes et femmes, mais aussi de la responsabilit , de la parentalit J aurais aim que quelques pistes bauch es n aient pas t abandonn es et que l histoire couvre un peu plus de l Histoire

    15. Vonarburg is my favorite author so Iam biased I read this book so many times and it never lost its attraction.Vonarburg has a very unique way of writing and she has favorite themes which we find in this book Not the best she s written but pretty good nonethless.

    16. J ai achet les deux ditions, Alire tant la plus r cente en francais Un bon ouvrage de SF avec cit myst rieuse, survivants d une poque hypertechnologiques, peuplades revenues l at sauvage et le rapport la maternit du personnage principal.

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