Metro 2033

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458 pages

English, Italiano language

Published Nov. 1, 2013

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4 stars (5 reviews)

Metro 2033 (Russian: Метро 2033) is a 2002 post-apocalyptic fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It is set within the Moscow Metro, where the last survivors hide after a global nuclear holocaust. It has been followed by two sequels, Metro 2034 and Metro 2035, and spawned the Metro media franchise. The book's English edition was published as a tie-in with its video game adaptation in 2010.

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Interesting World without a fitting story

3 stars

I decided to read this as I was interested in the dark atmosphere and intriging world. And in that aspect the book definitely delivered. The muscovy Metro is split into different factions with internal conflicts determining the actions of their leaders thus shaping the whole Metro. Unfortunately there are regular crises demanding cooperation of conflicting factions ... what a set up!

The introduction to the mc was also grabbing my attention. However, to establish the factions the mc has to at least pass them by which leads to a drawn out story. In my opinion it sometimes feels like the author prioritised showing of this cool world instead of writing a tense story. And I thought some scenes were really weird but that might just be me. However there were moments which stayed in my head and I really appreciated. And towards the end the book feels a bit like …

Cupo interessante

4 stars

Un libro che riesce a trasmettere molto bene le atmosfere cupe e prive di speranza di un'umanità che per sua stessa mano è finita a vivere come ratti, nascosti alla vista ed ospiti in un mondo che non gli appartiene più (se mai gli fosse appartenuto). Ho ahimé trovato il finale troppo "sbrigativo".

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