Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I finally finished Rise of Endymion, and with it, the entire Hyperion Cantos. (The wiki link has spoilers, but they are marked. Be warned.) I say I'm feeling overwhelmed because the end of Rise not only brought tears to my eyes, something a book hasn't done in a while, but also because of what takes place and because of what is revealed over the course of the story. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I almost wish that what was said in the book was a true philosophy so that I could subscribe to it. What got me crying in the end was the love story that takes place and the bittersweet way in which it wraps up. Endymion was a very fun read, but mostly setup for what happens in Rise of Endymion. All in all I think Hyperion is still my favorite, but Rise comes closest to it out of all the books. I think next I'm going to read Revelation Space by Alistar Reynolds.