Samutaur The Strugatsky combo of Boris and Arkady is so dynamic and well-meshed that I had no idea when I made the transition from one writers work to then next. Feeling confident in his superior abilities and contacts in the military and the criminal world alike, Rumata plans to escape with Kira to Earth. See my post on The Book Adventures for read-alikes. Copy provided by NetGalley ne thanks for bringing this book to my attention!
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What do you get? A bunch of guys with godlike-powers on the verge of a nervous breakdown. More or less, yes. Maybe you should consider applying for a consulting job with the above-mentioned reluctant god wannabes. Looks like they could use some advice and stuff. Our main character real name Anton, covert name Rumata is slightly on the brink of such a breakdown.
A little. Well, the poor guy is no longer on the brink, really. He has been on this lovely feudal paradise for five years, and is positively swimming in neurasthenia. And fast developing wonderfully bipolar tendencies, too. Oh yes, most definitely. Believe me, these medieval alien lab rats or is it alien medieval lab rats? I forget really deserve to die a deathly deadly death.
Why, you ask? Well mostly because: 1 Their complete lack of personal hygiene is absolutely unacceptable and thoroughly revolting. You could say that, yes. Rumata, although concerned about these stinky predicaments, seems to be a great deal more troubled by local habits and customs I myself find quite charming and delightfully quaint: OTT violence, sex and booze, for example. Some people are really weird.
Rumata, what with his disgusting ethics and repulsive decency, finds this a little distasteful, obviously.
I employed both methods myself during the Shrimpy Inquisition of , and they worked wonders, just so you know. Well they worked wonders for me, obviously. Not for puny humans. How can an appallingly well-intended, principled guy like him watch these pathetic little not-so-green men feeble alien creatures be ruthlessly oppressed and callously slaughtered and not act, as he was ordered to, I ask you?
Hence the near-nervous breakdown, slight bipolarity and minor mental instability. Hey, Rumata! Found any soap yet? And then what happens, you ask? Rumata kinda sorta loses spoiler spoiler spoiler, and kinda sorta becomes spoiler spoiler spoiler. And then what else? Why spoiler spoiler spoiler, DUH. This is thought-provoking. This is funny. This is dramatic. This is fast-paced. And this is entertaining as fish. Need I say more?
Hard to Be a God
The children live in a futuristic utopia, and the teenagers feel drawn to adventure. While the children play they find an abandoned road with a road sign reading "wrong way". Anton decides to go further and discovers remnants from World War II — a skeleton of a German gunner chained to his machine gun or so he says to his friends. Anton has taken the role of Don Rumata.
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