By Dan Simmons
My Rating: Three out of Five Stars
There are a lot of gushing fans of Hyperion. I don’t really feel like gushing.
It was complicated, abstract, and didn’t satiate my craving for a satisfying ending.
Graphic sex, strong violence, ugly language.
I get why others love it. The world building is complex. The characters are strong and layered. There is depth and meaning to the story. Hyperion, as a work of literature, is an accomplishment.
Just not for a simpleton like me.
Don’t let me turn you away…read the reviews and give it a try. But do go into it knowing what’s coming.