Anomaly
ISBN: 1635421691
EAN13: 9781635421699
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 23, 2021
Pages: 336
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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1
   very confusing read
This book is cluttered with many names and places to clutter this book. Very confusing storyline with a pointless ending. I couldn 't wait to move on so that I could finish.
 
3
   Weird
Readable, but difficult to grasp the core of the subject. Lost maybe in translation? Is it really a literary triumph?
 
5
   Awesome!
A really interesting read makes you think about things you have never thought about before. Worth the difficulty of keeping up with all the characters.
 
5
   A Terrific read!
The Anomaly is a beast of a novel. It straddles between thriller and science - fiction, and fantasy, while it hovers between the heights of literary fiction. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it, Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
 
4
   Sci Fi? AI? Orange Guy?
I like a novel without a tidy ending. The Anomaly reminds me of a painting in a museum. When the museum is closed at night, a painting is nothing but canvas, paint and wood. But if you put a person in front of it and it comes to life, its meaning is derived from the emotions evoked in the viewer. The Anomaly begins with the intrigue of the anomaly. We meet a character with a double life. And another and another until our memory groans under the weight of so many central characters. Or are they supporting actors in a play that resembles the real world? What connects them? Depending on your view, this could be a high-tech thriller, a fantasy, a parody, a science fiction novel or a cautionary thriller. I found it funny and provocative and often entertaining with an unwavering tension. Part Matrix, part Twilight Zone, part Silicon Valley nightmare, it is at least a wild ride. Er, make that two.
 
5
   Fascinating
This novel made me think and laugh and wonder and cry more than any book I have ever read in years! Highly recommended! Highly recommended! ''
 
3
   So so
This book is written in French and the translation feels clunky. English writing has the rhythm of a pop culture book for a mass audience and my understanding is that in France, this was a more sophisticated piece of work appreciated by the literary crowd. The story found me so-so. And the fact that the writer lives in France shows in his descriptions of certain things in the U.S., which kind of took me out of the story. For example, use of psy-ops is good and I found the Colbert stuff off and still kind of a miss. Another reviewer said the same. Here are the spoilers, but the characters were not much we haven 't seen. And the airplane comes through a storm cloud to another place, and is somewhat used at this point. I am sure that some people love it ; it just won't live up to the hype. I am assuming that a lot of it is the translation.
 
5
   CAPTIVATING!
What a treat! What a treat! '' Herve Le Tellier's The Anomaly '' by Herve Le Tellier is immediately captivating, wildly entertaining, witty and mind-bending! What a ride! This unique novel is so sui generis that I don 't want to spoil the plot! Suffice is to say that it combines aspects of action thrillers, Sci-fi, psychological mysteries and even has a “meta ” novelist character who wrote a book called “The Anomaly ”! It is one of those novels that had me asking myself HOW is he going to end this? '' A lesser writer would have indulged and made this story too long, and then nodded when the ending came, I thought of course ''. I think a lesser writer would have indulged and made this story too long. Tellier resisted that urge and produced a perfect package of thought-provoking literature.
 
4
   Intriguing
This is an unusual and especially well-written book. The central concept involves 243 people whose plane appears mysteriously four months after it has already landed, and the appearance of 243 identical copies raises some interesting issues including some science - fiction - tropes, including some interesting conceit. But the plot is not really the point as the book is really a set of character studies. One of the book's set pieces involves an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where author perfection captures Colbert's smarmy and unctuous manner. There are numerous well-defined characters whose reactions are perfectly in tune with their characters, but all different. My one quibble is that part of the book involves a team of military psyOps psychiatrists who are called in to help. That is not what PsyOps does. It is not their function, it is not theirs.
 
3
   Too Confusing and Dissatisfying
The first half of the book is quite intriguing. The set of the plot draws one in the set up of the plot. However, there is no guarantee of a viable conclusion. I found many pages unreadable. Particularly those situations in the White House with experts attempting to solve the occurrence of the two duplicate flights and passengers in the White House. I wanted to like this book because it promised Cloud Cuckoo Land, but failed to meet this expectation for me in the end. Perhaps it will appeal more to lovers of sci-fi.
 
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