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The Book of Koli (The Rampart Trilogy, 1) (edició 2020)

de M. R. Carey (Autor)

Sèrie: Rampart Trilogy (1)

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"The first in a gripping new trilogy, The Book of Koli charts the journey of one unforgettable young boy struggling to find his place in a chilling post-apocalyptic world. Perfect for readers of Station Eleven and Annihilation. Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don't venture beyond the walls. What he doesn't know is -- what happens when you aren't given a choice?"--… (més)
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Títol:The Book of Koli (The Rampart Trilogy, 1)
Autors:M. R. Carey (Autor)
Informació:Orbit (2020), 416 pages
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The Book of Koli de M. R. Carey

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    The Postman de David Brin (reading_fox)
    reading_fox: Both feature someone trying to unite dystopian scattered communities
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    Riddley Walker de Russell Hoban (reading_fox)
    reading_fox: Very similar scenario, although RW has more explicitly devolved language and less tech.
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    Pure de Julianna Baggott (JessiAdams)
    JessiAdams: Both are about an adolescent trying to survive in a post apocalyptic dystopian society.
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    Wool de Hugh Howey (JessiAdams)
    JessiAdams: Both are books about young people discovering secrets about their post-apocalyptic dystopian society
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Didn't quite work for me, although close. I think if you're going to go for a degraded language to show much society has changed then you need to all in and make a really significant shift (cf Ridley Walker), but this juts has a slight corruption that grates without being different enough. And as is often the case with dystopia there hasn't been quite enough consideration of how much support technology requires - the characters have access to steel to make sharp knives, but steal is very complex requiring not just iron ore but complex metallurgy to work it properly, even mild iron is tricky and huge step up from tanning leather which is all they otherwise have access to.

Sometime in the future post Armageddon humanity has survived bu tonly as isolated villages on subsistence technology (see note above), but as an additional hardship have to fight against a nature turned against them, - remnants of the War still lurk, whether it's ancient military tech, or bio-engineered plants gone rogue, hazards abound everywhere and keep the population in check. Against this a very few items of old tech remain usable, perpetually fueled fire-throwers, force-field projecting knives and a few more esoteric items. Control of these is tightly held by those with the secrets of how to use them. In Koli's village that's just on family although he knows other structures exist. When a wandering doctor reveals that there are tricks involved not necessarily just chance, Koli realizes the ambition of his young life and steals a neglected unworking item hoping to win fame and favour (especially with his sweetheart) but it turns out the Sony Dreamcaster music player even with rudimentary AI is not what he was looking for - but still leads to him being expelled from the village and left to fend for himself in the wilds.

The contrast between the AIs voice and Koli's is not great enough, or her bubbly personality is kind of fun, and the balance between that becoming annoying and amusing is well struck. Koli himself is no more annoying than any other teenage protagonist, and he grows up quickly enough. But somehow the motivations just didn't really work for me, the world-building was flawed enough to intrude and the really interesting bits - various gene-hacked critters - were either too commonplace for Koli to pay attention to or else he didn't know anything about them.

I may finish off the trilogy, but only after I've read things I enjoy more. For an amazing dystopian language corruption go read Riddley Walker, it's just better all around. ( )
  reading_fox | Sep 10, 2021 |
The post-apocalyptic storyline of humanity slowly fading under the strain of the horrors they have released on the world, scrabbling in the ruins of former glory, fighting over access to technology and knowledge enough to set them up as kings and queens, lording it over others, is an often repeated trope, and I admit it annoyed me and made it difficult to enjoy the story.
After reading it, I still think that other books in this genre - [oryx and crake], [last canticle for leibowich], as well as the authors recent book [the Girl with all the gifts] to name a few, are all much more original post-apocalyptic stories.
However, when I overcame my annoyance with the predictable plot, I really enjoyed the heartwarming story of a hero thrust out into a Strange world due the his impeteous actions, and his experiences and companions just the same. ( )
  amberwitch | Jun 27, 2021 |
Call me crazy but I love a good post-apocalyptic story. I've even pondered what I would do if the apocalypse ever happened for real. But maybe that's hitting a little too close to home during this time of a global pandemic. In the beginning this pandemic did seem like it could be the start of an apocalypse. At least, I comforted myself, I had enough books around to last me for a good long while. Yes, that's the kind of thing I prioritized; food and clean water would be secondary. However, in the world inhabited by Koli it is objects of long past technology that are cherished.

Koli is a teenage boy living in a fortified village in northern Britain. We don't learn in this book what happened to return the people of Britain (and one presumes the whole world) to a pre-industrial age existence but it must have been, well, apocalyptic. Koli lives with his mother and sisters and never knew his father who was a locksmith from a distant town hired to install a lock on the remaining articles of technology in the village. He boarded with Koli's mother and left her pregnant and with a lock of the same type for her lumber mill. The village has a wall surrounding it to not only keep out other people but also to prevent deadly poisonous trees and animals from entering. When trees are dormant in the winter months they can be cut down and treated to kill their toxins but otherwise they spell death for anyone who comes in contact with them. Koli and two others are nearing the time of testing when it will be seen if the pieces of technology the village retains will awaken to them. Those people who can awaken technology are called Ramparts and are the acknowledged leaders of the village. One of Koli's friends awakens a piece of technology but Koli does not. Then Koli learns from an intinerant healer, Ursula, that the testing may not be fair in that children raised by Ramparts (as his successful friend was) are exposed to the tech before the testing and thus the tech recognizes them during the tech. Koli is infuriated by this and resolves to get a piece of tech for himself. He is able to get into the storeroom because the lock his father installed is the same as the one on the lumber business and opens with that key. Koli gets a number of pieces of tech without being caught. Using information Ursula has passed on he figures out how to turn one on. It is an entertainment device not a weapon as Koli had hoped but the AI lodged in it, called Manolo, becomes Koli's best friend. Eventually discovered by the Ramparts to have this unlawful tech Koli is cast out of the village and he is separated from Manolo. The two are reunited but in the meantime Koli has fallen into the hands of a messianic cult as has Ursula and it may be game over for all of them.

This was an audiobook listen and I thought it worked really well thanks to the wonderful narration by Theo Solomon. I'll be trying to get my hands on the second in this series preferably as an audiobook but to date my library doesn't have it in that format. I'll keep checking. ( )
  gypsysmom | Apr 20, 2021 |
This takes a little bit to get into because of the minor but logical language changes Carey imagines in this future, but it is so worth it as this is one of the best dystopians I have read in a long while. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Apr 19, 2021 |
A post-apocalyptic world where the last of the technology of civilization is being used to protect as well as to control. A fun read. My only complaint is that I want to know more about the trees that have come awake and can now eat animals, including people. The trees are only talked about, but so far haven't been part of the story. I'd like to hear more about the trees instead of the technology. An entertaining read. ( )
  SonoranDreamer | Mar 5, 2021 |
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"The first in a gripping new trilogy, The Book of Koli charts the journey of one unforgettable young boy struggling to find his place in a chilling post-apocalyptic world. Perfect for readers of Station Eleven and Annihilation. Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don't venture beyond the walls. What he doesn't know is -- what happens when you aren't given a choice?"--

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