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- Started reading:
- 2011-08-15 19:47:04
- Finished reading:
- 2011-08-20 22:33:03
Like the video game of the same name, this book owes a debt to the Strugatskys’ Roadside Picnic (as does the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.) with its atmosphere and existential ponderings. Partly due to the translation, some of the prose feels a bit breathless and over-amped, but the action moves along with plenty of perils as the Protagonist, Artyom, traverses the tunnels of the Moscow subway and encounters the many different societies that have taken refuge from the disasters that have befallen the surface. Charged by a man known only as Hunter, he encounters unlikely allies in his attempt to deliver a message to the fabled Polis about the growing threat from the Dark Ones (who may or may not be the next stage in human evolution).