Podziemia Veniss to przesi kni ta mrocznym pi knem i jednocze nie prawdziwie koszmarna opowie , zdobywaj ca szturmem teren fantastycznej antyutopii, kt r przekszta ca w zupe nie now jako Jeff VanderMeer nie marnuje czasu na tworzenie konwencjonalnego, sp jnego futurystycznego wiata zamiast tego jego postacie charakteryzuj si niemal mitologiczn prostot i yj Podziemia Veniss to przesi kni ta mrocznym pi knem i jednocze nie prawdziwie koszmarna opowie , zdobywaj ca szturmem teren fantastycznej antyutopii, kt r przekszta ca w zupe nie now jako Jeff VanderMeer nie marnuje czasu na tworzenie konwencjonalnego, sp jnego futurystycznego wiata zamiast tego jego postacie charakteryzuj si niemal mitologiczn prostot i yj w r d krajobraz w, kt re wiele zawdzi czaj zar wno Hieronimowi Boschowi i Salvadorowi Dali, jak i autorom SF, takim jak J.G Ballard czy Simon Ings Rozgrywaj ce si w wiecie zewn trznym katastrofy post puj rami w rami z g bok refleksj i odkrywaniem przez bohater w samych siebie Pe no tu r wnie intensywnych, rozrzuconych na wszystkich stronach powie ci chwil pi kna i grozy, ywcem wyj tych wprost z ze z ego snu.
Podziemia Veniss Podziemia Veniss to przesi kni ta mrocznym pi knem i jednocze nie prawdziwie koszmarna opowie zdobywaj ca szturmem teren fantastycznej antyutopii kt r przekszta ca w zupe nie now jako Jeff VanderMe
Artist Nicholas goes to the sinister Quin to buy a meerkat and winds up missing His twin sister Nicola combs the city of Veniss looking for him and also disappears and it s up to Shadrach, Nicholas friend and Nicola s former lover, to find them Can Shadrach find them before Quin finds him Veniss Underground is the first of Jeff Vandermeer s new weird works While it s not as pants shittingly awesome as some of his later works, it s still really good.Veniss takes place in a dystopian future Artifi [...]
Plane of ExistenceThis futuristic, metaphysical tale reminded me a lot of Angela Carter s novels.It s told in three sections, each of which offers a different, but cumulative, perspective Together, they work like a multi faceted jewel.The first is narrated by holographic artist Nicholas in the first person.The second, about his twin sister, Nicola, is told in the second person.The third, which focusses on Nicola s former lover, Shadrach, is in the third person.It s set in the dystopian city of V [...]
4.0 to 4.5 stars Jeff Vandermeer has an amazing imagination and the writing chops to put it down on paper in a way that draws the reader inside his very unusual world where they can truly look around and feel a part of it which can be a bit unnerving given that he writes about some very dark places While the entire book is very good, I thought the last section was the best It details one of the character s decent into the title locale i.e Veniss Underground which is about the most unsual place I [...]
Vandermeer has published many short stories than novels, and his preference for the short format shows Veniss is a very short novel in my edition bundled with an unrelated novella I d still call it a short story to fill out the book.Its length is my biggest complaint with the work Vandermeer shows the reader an immensely complex, vivid setting but in around 200 pages, there isn t time to explore it in the depth one might like to and the plot itself is very slight.Veniss is 28th century Dayton a [...]
I picked up this book on a recommendation as a book that features it s urban setting as an integral character in the story When I looked at the synopsis, I was glad to see it s a Far Dark Future y cyberpunky sort of story It s not like all the other cyberpunk books I ve read the prose is some weird amalgam of stream of conscious meets futurewords without enough context It read like some Important Modern Literature I ve seen and subsequently loathed I believe our main character, or at least the o [...]
A fast moving, grotesque parade Jeff VanderMeer has an excellent imagination, and that is something I always appreciate Veniss Underground has some structural issues, pieced together sections with disparate viewpoints including some jarring 2nd person , and some common issues among first novels, but ones I was able to overlook It s broken into three sections, the first that I believe was originally published as a stand alone story, and it gets better as it progresses Worth a read.
Cartea este structurata in doua parti distincte In prima faza avem povestirea Veniss Underground cu trei capitole in care sunt urmarite motivatiile si actiunile personajelor principale, Nicholas, Nicola si Shadrach si o a doua parte in care sunt prezentate o alta serie de mici povestiri ce se pot citi si separat, insa continua, pe o anumita linie, si completeaza evolutia lumii si a entitatilor, legate de oras.Veniss Underground cu trimitere evidenta la Venetia este un oras halucinant cu cartiere [...]
All was flesh and weirdness in Veniss Underground Unexpected goresque sections for me, mixed up with some brilliant and hilarious humor spots Reading this stuff makes me wonder what s in Vandermeer s head The best was the brilliant structure into three parts being my favourite the whole chapters into Nicola s place It does not get 5 stars though, because of this strong feeling I had, of imprecision, around the whole story The constant trip of the protagonist did not let me get details about the [...]
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This is one of those books that you can t put down once you start it You get sucked in immediately and as things unfold throughout the book, you can t stop reading I would recommend it for readers who like sci fi don t mind some graphic ick scenes And I also recommend it for anyone looking for a new reading experience Brief and I mean brief plot summarySet very much in the future, the story is set in the city of Veniss, which used to be known as Dayton Central, until the government collapsed and [...]
Having read and loved City of Saints and Madmen , I had a fair idea what flavor of weirdness I was getting myself into with Veniss Underground For instance, the three portions of the book are delivered in the first, second, and third person perspectives respectively An interesting idea, but unfortunately not interesting enough to make up for how annoying it is to read anything written in the second person perspective.If there s one thing Vandermeer knows, it s creating locales that are strange e [...]
A short, dense novel, Veniss Underground is perhaps the defining work of the New Weird Urban and decaying, dark and grotesque, it is heavy with mythic and literary echoes The plot pushes characters into hopeless situations and surrounds them with terrifying strangeness, and the plot s turns and denouement subvert typical narrative expectations In Veniss Underground, Weird is not the exception, but the rule it surrounds, encroaches, violates, and blossoms.The city of Veniss rots under the weight [...]
Veniss Underground tries very hard to be an atmospheric weird sci fi thriller, and about two thirds of the way through it starts to succeed quite magnificently The novel has a very clever maybe too clever structure part 1 is a first person narrative of a guy who goes missing though short it contains some of the best writing of the book part 2 is a second person narrative of his sister who discovers he is missing and goes looking for him and part 3 is a third person narrative account of a mutual [...]
You can almost see the emotion this book was written with permeating from it VanderMeer is quickly, and surprisingly, becoming one of my favorite authors now risen to the same level as Mieville imo This book is going straight to my best of the best shelf.
This is now one of my favorite books and because of that I can t review it well enough.If you ve ever trusted my judgment of books you should at least read the description.
Smells like Do androids dream of electric sheep in the beginning.
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Veniss Underground is chewing a gumball that is too big and too chewy.
Coming straight out of Blood Meridian, I maybe should have gone with a lighter read Mind you, I didn t really realize how heavy Veniss Underground would ultimately end up being The section of the novel following Shadrach still wondering how the biblical connotation of this name figures into the theme of the book was so dark and grueling The stand out imagery for me was his visit to the donation clinic when he finds Nicola buried in a pile of legs Thankfully those moments were offset by the addit [...]
E o carte interesant , dac po i s treci peste doza puternic de ciud enie De i ini ial am abandonat lectura o scriitur muuult prea greoaie la un timp dup , trebuie s recunosc, am revenit i mult mai straniu, parc mi a fost dor cumva de expresiile complexe ale lui VanderMeer.Dac vrei o carte n care ac iunea curge lin, asta nu i cartea ta Caut alta, pentru c Jeff VanderMeer e altceva, nicicum autorul obi nuit de fic iune speculativ.M g ndesc, pe viitor, a ncerca seria Souther Reach De i cred c o s m [...]
Veniss Underground geh rt zu den B chern, die den Leser mit ihrer Sprache magisch in den Bann ziehen Die Handlung ist relativ simpel und ger t schnell in den Hintergrund, stattdessen l sst man die phantasmagorischen Bilder auf sich wirken und erg tzt sich an jedem einzelnen Satz Die Liebe als treibende Kraft einer gef hrlichen Suche ist zwar ein uraltes Motiv, wird hier aber berzeugend umgesetzt.Interessant ist die Erz hlweise Im ersten Teil wird die erste Person benutzt, im zweiten Teil die zwe [...]
Veniss is VanderMeer s first novel It reminded me a bit of Annihilation, but was less structured, and not in this world It also had some of the otherworldly detail which fills Mieville s work There are 3 protagonists, each of who narrate one of 3 consecutive parts Nicholas, twin sister Nicola, friend lover Shadrach The entire book is populated with unreal creatures and locations, many gruesome or repulsive Nicholas part had a poetic feel he is a Living Artist creates art from living creatures do [...]
4.5 out of 5 The wobbliness of the beginning of the novel is forgiven by the end, especially once it s revealed that the wobbliness was purposeful and there were moments where I could see the authorial voice that I now know so strongly in a still nacent form, rough around the edges but all in all, Veniss shows that Jeff was as talented and inventive at the beginning of his career as a novelist as he is now We re lucky to have a mind so fertile creating such worlds for us and any all of them are [...]
Okay, not great aesthetic concept than narrative Dystopian novel about a guy who genetically modifies people and animals into entirely new organic creations, and a few characters connected to him It comes across as of a writer s exercise in worldbuilding than a novel in the classic sense, as there wasn t a lot of plot or depth of character to it, but it was interesting all the same to watch the unfolding of VanderMeer s crafted universe It feels very much like the building blocks upon which hi [...]
Durante m s de la mitad de la novela estuve deslumbrado ante el escenario tan imaginativo que propone el autor Incluso llegu a pensar que estaba ante la mejor novela cyberpunk que hab a le do Pero lleg un momento no se en que punto exactamente en el que comenc a sentir que la trama y la tensi n no estaban a la altura del decorado Para m es de agradecer que una novela no se alargue m s de lo necesario 250 p ginas pueden dar para mucho , pero aqu ech en falta un desenlace m s trabajado y original. [...]
Despu s de leerme Aniquilaci n ten a muchas ganas de leer otra cosa de este autor y empec este libro con ganas de disfrutarlo Poco a poco me fui aburriendo cada vez m s hasta que al final lo termin por orgullo Si Aniquilaci n es raro, este lo es por triplicado, apenas tiene sentido nada de lo que cuenta y no consegu meterme en la historia en ning n momento No creo que sea culpa del libro, es que simplemente el New Weird no es mi g nero
There is one absolutely amazing scene near the beginning of this book where the narrator can sense these THINGS moving in behind him right before he is kidnapped for good That section, which is both beautiful and suffused with a kind of haunting dread, anticipates Vandermeer s far superior work in Ambergris.The rest of the book didn t make much of an impression on me, though.
This is VanderMeer s first novel That is amazing The imagination displayed in this book is beyond anything I ve read anywhere elseexcept maybe the other VanderMeer novels And the style is incredible too If you like weird stories set in weird locations that challenge your mind to comprehend, this is an absolutely great book If you re stuck in the real world, you will hate this.
Veniss Underground is full of the weirdness, sense of wonder, world building, and just general quality that I have come to expect from a Vandermeer book Comparable to the stories of Cordwainer Smith and Jack Vance, this far future novel about a Living Artist and the quest for his missing twin sister is an adventure that only Jeff Vandermeer could conceive.
Without a doubt one of the very best science fiction novels I have ever read.Dark and disturbing yet always beautiful and compelling, this is like a genre retelling of Dante, especially I recommend this book to anyone, genre reader or not.