I've been looking for awhile now and I can only find a few but even the. I'm not sure if they are in Russian. I really want this book because it. Metro The novels that inspired the bestselling games by Dmitry Glukhovsky . In addition to his native Russian, he speaks English, French, German. It was a Russian novel available online for free, and you can still read it if The Metro novel was the debut work of Russian author Dimitry.
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A factor that served only to exacerbate any issues I had with plot and character development was exacerbated by what is almost certainly a poor translation I am giving Glukhovsky himself the benefit of the doubt, as I cannot read Russian and verify the quality of the original , and some awful copy-editing.
The [only: I actually bought the game, and I am looking forward to exploring it. View all 16 comments. It is set in the Moscow Metro, where the last survivors hide after a global nuclear holocaust. It was published in in Russia and on March 28, in the United States. In , a nuclear war occurred, forcing a large amount of Moscow's surviving population to relocate to underground metro stations in search of refuge.
Eventually, the communities settled in the underground train stations developed into independent states.
Soon, factions emerged, ranging from the independent peacekeepers the "Rangers of the Order", to the communist "Red Line" faction and the fascist "Fourth Reich", to the more powerful factions such as "Polis", which contained the greatest military power and the most knowledge of the past, and the "Hanza" regime, which controlled the main ring of metro stations by its sheer economic power.
As these groups began to evolve, the Red Line and the Fourth Reich quickly entered a state of war, as both sought to destroy the other. As the war raged, the stations who refused to join either side were either demolished by the factions, merged into the Hanza regime, raided by criminal bandits, or formed their own independent states. Other stations were outright destroyed by animals, mutated by the nuclear fallout.
While most of the stations were controlled by the 3 main factions, some stations formed an independent alliances, including the station VDNKh "Exhibition". Within that station, the events of Metro unfold. The protagonist of the novel is a year-old man named Artyom who was born before the nuclear holocaust. He was saved from a horde of carnivorous rats that killed his mother and the inhabitants of his station as a baby by Sukhoi, a military officer.
Sukhoi is now one of the authorities of VDNKh, one of the stations in the Russian metro, and has raised Artyom as his son. Artyom spends his time on patrol in the tunnels and working in the mushroom factories. Artyom meets a man named Hunter, who is looking for Sukhoi. The three meet and discuss the situation in VDNKh. VDNKh is facing increasing attacks from mysterious creatures known as The Dark Ones, who inspire terror throughout the station. Hunter leaves, but asks to speak to Artyom.
Artyom confesses that 10 years earlier, he and his friend went to the surface at the neighbouring station, Botanical Gardens. They were unable to seal the exit after their visit and the Dark Ones have been using this entrance to the metro ever since.
Hunter tells Artyom that he intends to gather intel on the Dark Ones, and in the event that he doesn't return Artyom must carry a message to a man named Melnik at Polis with news of the threat. Feeling a sense of responsibility for the Dark Ones' attacks and seeking adventure, Artyom accepts.
View 2 comments. May 29, Ahmed H. Mansour rated it it was amazing. Imagine this with me Now what should he do? Some fascist bastards imprison him, torture him, And set him to hang in the next day What should he do? The guy was literally creeping all the way of his journey. But I admit it View all 4 comments. Surprisingly monotonous novel. Reading it it becomes obvious that postapocalyptic setting, strange events and bizarre creatures are not enough for a good novel.
The structure is repetitive, there is no overall development of main character's psyche, except at the very end, too late, I'm afraid. Events are arbitrary, there are too many unnecessary descriptions of metro stations and reader looses himself in all the mentioned tunnels.
Women play no important role, there is none, except for some hys Surprisingly monotonous novel. Women play no important role, there is none, except for some hysterical mother here and there. Apparently in the future they can't carry weapons, fight, protect or be a community leader. I take it for granted it is a SF novel, but still there are many inconsistencies which could be easily avoided with a careful editing. View all 9 comments.
Dec 14, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a cult-classic dystopia that managed to catapult high despite originally being given away for free a little more than a decade ago.
It's a testament of word-of-mouth. I found myself curious even before having this recommended to me, but I'm only now getting around to reading it.
For shame, right? This is very much a Russian tale with everything that implies. Post-nuclear survival tale within the metro tunnels, humanity becoming Morlocks and strange flying creatures preventing any egress. Along with the heavy radiation, but who's really counting that?
Maybe I should have. I might have enjoyed it more. As it was, we followed the main character from one part of the metro tunnel to another, discovering strange belief systems that happen to be pretty much everything that we moderns know now. Christians, fascists, satanists, worm-worshiping cannibals and of course capitalists were discovered with fresh, unpolluted eyes. The novel had a lot to say. It was very ideal-and-idealism oriented.
Maybe it was just the utter feel of being disillusioned by all the lies that we humans keep telling ourselves, and maybe it was that old Russian pragmatism at work, but I thought this was both the novel's main strength and main weakness. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for it. And maybe I've already had my fill of such classic translated Russian novels. Either way, I appreciated this novel while not entirely getting into it.
That's not to say it wasn't full of great parts. It refers to and pays homage to Roadside Picnic , Stalkers and all. The ending made up for almost all the slow parts that felt like kind-of a slog. All told, I'd recommend this for fans of extremely well-developed post-apocalypse literature with a huge serving of what classic Russian literature is known for: View all 8 comments. Welcome to the post apocalyptic world of Metro This novel conveys a claustrophobic atmosphere rarely felt.
Everything in this underworld has a dreamy nightmarish quality about it. Well, the apocalypse has come and gone. Somebody pushed the button, and only the Welcome to the post apocalyptic world of Metro Somebody pushed the button, and only the few who made it to the underground metro survived. Pockets of civilisation have formed at different stations, each with their own politics, religions and mythologies.
But there are things in the darkness, and there are things in the outside world that want in… Metro is a good idea, and a fine example of Sci-Fi Horror. When it succeeds, it succeeds well. Unfortunately the reverse is also true: The plot skips around so much and takes off on random tangents so often that the whole thing at times feels like an exercise in frustration. Characters sometimes behave totally inexplicably. This seems to be at least partly attributable to translation issues but perhaps not limited to.
Pros Now the good news. The story is filled with legends, half-truths and mythology, which will keep you on your toes. The mythical qualities reminded me of the The Gunslinger.
Metro also has its fair share of genuinely spooky moments.
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And yes, it is actually pretty cool at times. You should at least give this a try. View all 11 comments. Aug 04, Kenchiin rated it it was amazing.
Are you tired of stupid Young Adult books with stupid protagonists who are worried about who they should kiss rather than how to survive? Then this is for you. Real survival, real struggle, and a very elaborated setting take Metro to new levels of "things went wrong here".
This book won't try to babysit you, so don't expect an easy read. View 1 comment. After reading Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro , I felt compelled to offer a review.
Frankly it is the best post-apocalyptic sci-fi I have ever read. While some things may get lost in translation, and it has a lot of typos, for me it did not detract from Artyom's epic struggle to reach Polis from the subway station of VDNKh and deliver the message that the dark ones are invading the station and the future of the entire metro population is at risk.
Set in the year , it depicts mankind's struggle After reading Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro , I felt compelled to offer a review. Set in the year , it depicts mankind's struggle to survive in a Moscow subway system after nuclear bombs have destroyed the surface and contaminated the air, resulting in the birth of a multitude of mutant monsters, creating a life of constant fear and terror for the metro human pupulation.
There is a new species, more adapted to the radiation filled atmosphere, intent on replacing mankind. The story operates on a number of different levels, is tightly plotted, very descriptive and real. Lead protagonist Artyom is very believable as he analyzes the politics at work during his journey to try and save the future of mankind. Glukhovsky criticizes Communism, institutionalized religion, cult worship, man's inabilty to get along with his neighbours, the futility of capitalism and the hopelessness of war I'm sure I'm missing a few.
Inside the small states organized at different metro stations, the different control groups become a microcosm of our society, almost an allegory of how, as George Orwell put it, "absolute power corrupts absolutely.
This is a well-written, poignant and riveting work destined to become a timeless piece of literature that will be studied, admired and critiqued for many years to come.
View all 5 comments. The premise of Metro is excellent, and the ultimate conclusion of the story the last 10 pages , though treading on an overused SF trope, could have added an excellent undercurrent to the plot.
Yet, in-between the opening and the ending, there is over pages of, well, nothing. After introducing the setting, the main character, Artyom, is sent on a quest by someone he just met, for reasons which are not elaborated upon, to the ultimate purpose of doing That's a great way to s The premise of Metro is excellent, and the ultimate conclusion of the story the last 10 pages , though treading on an overused SF trope, could have added an excellent undercurrent to the plot.
That's a great way to start a journey, isn't it? For the rest of the book, Artyom simply wanders around the metro system tunnels and stations, trying to get to his goal. Every now and then, he goes on rambling, nearly incoherent philosophical rants about the nature of humanity--presented with incredibly juvenile thinking, as though it were written by a moody high-schooler.
He meets people, then they leave after a few pages. And there doesn't seem to be any overall plot that ties it together, other than his loosely defined "quest. He rambles on for ages about Artyom's travels through the metro, yet the motivation for his doing so seems sketchy, at best, until the last 10 pages.
Characters are barely developed, and are then tossed aside, as soon as they have any personality. Locations have only minimal descriptions, likely assuming that you're already familiar with what the Russian subway system looks like--I shouldn't have to look things up on Google Images to understand what an author is talking about.
None of it manages to come together and form a cohesive world. It's a large jumble of fragmented good ideas; and it seems the author had to include every single one of his good ideas, without thinking about whether or not they were appropriate or useful to the narrative. I also have a tough time downloading into the idea of everything on the surface mutating into super monsters within a single generation after nuclear war.
At least give us a believable timeline. I could have probably given this 2-stars, expect for the fact that all of the good ideas the book presents are utterly wasted.
I've mentioned a few times how it quickly wraps up in about 10 pages, and that's the problem: You can't have a compelling conclusion when there is no build up to it. Simply stating, "This is what it was all about," is the worst kind of lazy writing.
I was appalled at how wasteful this book was of its ideas, characters, setting and, most importantly, my time. All this is without even mentioning the massive amount of typos, grammatical errors, wrong names, and general sloppiness of the English translation.
Perhaps I should have played the video game version, instead. At least then I would have been able to kill things, which is what I wanted to do upon finishing this novel. I am unfortunately forced to put this book on hold. I'm not quite sure why. There was a point where I just lost interest entirely.
It's not bad, far from it. The opening chapters were very interesting, and made the promise of a fascinating postapocalyptic setting in the Moscow metro. However, I just lost the thread at some point. I started reading other books on the side, and eventually I was no longer interested in picking this one back up.
I tried a few times, but could never find the desire to I am unfortunately forced to put this book on hold. I tried a few times, but could never find the desire to read more in it. Maybe another time. View all 6 comments. May 21, Mb rated it liked it. Daher hat es mich sehr interessiert, diesen postapokalyptischen russischen Roman zu lesen, um zu sehen, ob sich dieser von westlichen Dystopien unterscheidet.
Ja, eindeutig, Metro ist wirklich anders. Also stellte ich mich auf eine ordentlich Portion Horror ein. Doch weit gefehlt. Rund zwei Drittel des Buchs begleiten wir nun Artjom auf seiner Wanderung und seinen Begegnungen mit anderen Menschen in den Stationen. Diese Art der aneinandergereihten Kurzgeschichten merkt man leider der Geschichte an.
Der Rhythmus passt einfach nicht. Es fehlt ein ansteigender Spannungsbogen. Wo beziehen sie sauberes Wasser her? Trotzdem, gute Unterhaltung. This is one of the best post-apocalyptic novels I've ever read.
It's got a fair amount of action, but it is by no means dominated by it. There is plenty of Eastern European introspection and philosophy here to balance out the monsters and fire-fights. Lots of suspense too. The story is top-notch and Artyom is a very identifiable protagonist who develops quite a bit throughout the story. I had to knock off a star for some really really sloppy editing. It seemed like every few pages there was a rep This is one of the best post-apocalyptic novels I've ever read.
It seemed like every few pages there was a repeated word, missing punctuation, etc. I'm not sure why so many blatant errors would appear in a book published by Gollancz. It throws you off and sort of kills the mood, but I love a good dystopia, and Metro delivers a particularly interesting example of the type.
Glukhovsky's vision of the remnants of human society huddling in the damp and eerie darkness of the Moscow metro while surviving on rats and carefully cultivated mushrooms is a fascinating scenario Although I kept wondering how we would fare here in Melbourne where our subway consists of only four stations- we don't have much space for a post-apocalyptic microcosm of society down there!
After the su I love a good dystopia, and Metro delivers a particularly interesting example of the type. After the surface has been rendered uninhabitable the last of humanity has taken shelter in Moscow's vast metro system. Typically, humanity has split into rival clans and political groups and an uneasy tension reigns between them as the balance of resources teeters towards the extinction of our race.
While the rival groups compete strange things are happening in the darkest, most distant tunnels.
Odd creatures have been seen. People are disappearing. Amongst the fear and growing chaos a young man, Artyom, begins a journey to the center of the metro network, to warn the people there of the dangers that are coming. I love this setup. Yet while there's a lot going for the story in Metro it feels a tad episodic- the hero bounces from group to group in the new underground society in a way that feels more like a guided tour for the reader See the crazy socialists!
Visit the fearsome fascists! Marvel at the mad religious cults! The end also comes up very rapidly, almost as though the author was rushing to draw the narrative to a big finish. As a result, the finale feels a little undercooked.
I also got the feeling sometimes that the text may have lost some of its grace in translation, leading to some clunky bits that I'm sure flowed better in the original Russian.
Overall though this book is an enjoyable read, and the long, dark tunnels of the Moscow metro have stayed with me. Whenever my train passes through the Melbourne Metro I now find myself casting around for a patch of ground that would make a good mushroom farm. Ideja je sjajna: Stanice su sada nalik na polise: Niti sam bio na strani ljudi iz metroa, niti na strani "crnih". People, you say?
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No, my friend, they are beasts. They are a pack of jackals. They were preparing to tear us apart. And they would have. But they forgot one thing. They are jackals but I am a wolf. Most people who come to Metro probably do so after playing the excellent video game adaptation you can see the trailer here. The game is an immersive first person shooter with great atmosphere, and has received very favorable reviews.
I completed it once, and would like to do so again one day. The game's success brought much interest in the source material - Dmitry Glukhovsky's eponymous novel. Glukhovsky started writing the book when he was just 18 years old, and first published it on the internet for free in complete Russian text is still available on his personal website.
Although a print version was eventually published in Russia in , the novel was translated into foreign languages only in , to coincide with the game's release date. It has since spawned a sequel and started a book franchise, allowing other writers to experiment in its universe. It's an interesting spin on an old premise. The novel is set in Moscow, and the year is - two decades after a nuclear war, when civilization like we know it has literally disappeared from the face of the planet.
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To escape radiation and nuclear winter most of the surviving population was forced to flee underground and settle in the city's vast metro system, which became the world's largest nuclear bunker.
Soon, a new order was established within the metro - with each station becoming an independent state, with its own security and border controls. Stations formed alliances and confederations with one another, and broke them through war.
People organized themselves into fractions, with two biggest ones - the communist Red Line and the fascist Fourth Reich - engaging in a full and permanent war with one another over the metro and its resources.
Not all stations are inhabited - some have been abandoned because of floods and fires, or cut off from other stations because connecting tunnels have collapsed. Some stations have been lost to the Dark Ones - mythical, paranormal creatures who are said to have come from the ravaged surface.
People of the metro have never seen natural light - even Stalkers, who venture to the surface to explore the ruined city for supplies, do so only at night. Although some stations breed pigs and other animals, people mostly eat mushrooms as they do not require natural light to flourish. Stations are on constant alert, as they come under constant attack from either of the two major fractions, ordinary bandits or mutated creatures - and on one of such stations, VDNKh, lives our protagonist, Artyom.
Artyom is 21, and was born before the nuclear holocaust destroyed the planet - but has spent his entire life at the VDNKh, where he eventually joined the security guard.
One day at the closing of his shift the border outpost is approached by a strange man named Hunter, who is bent on fighting and destroying the Dark Ones; he makes Artyom promise that if he does not return, he'll travel to Polis, a far-away station, and seek its assistance in his name.
Can you guess what happens? Where Glukhovsky really succeeds is the building of the metro's lore - the atmosphere of the decaying, ruined network of tunnels and railways, where people live in constant half-shadows and where a tent is the most one can hope for privacy.
The fact that the population is not only literally cut off from the world, but often also from other human settlements created significant social degradation through delearning: On his journey to Polis Artyom will encounter many characters, each of which will give him a tour of a different philosophy - from simple and ordinary thugs, through revolutionary communists and cruel fascists, to spiritual mystics and religious extremists.
Every encounter will have an influence on Artyom, and shape his character throughout his journey. Unlike the game, however, Metro is a lot less action oriented and linear. The novel focuses much more on Artyom's internal existential dilemma whereas the game focuses mostly on simple survival in hostile conditions; there are plenty of action sequences but they are a background to the narrative, and not the focus.
This is a very sprawling and expansive book which covers a lot of ground, but might leave the reader desiring that it had done so on a bit clearer path. But this would be against its nature, which is like the metro - branching out in many directions, and to see all that it has to offer you have to take every line. The novel is offered in translation, which might sometimes make the prose sound stilted and unnatural to readers unaccustomed to the natural rhythm and melody of the Russian language.
Still, it's a ride worth taking and I believe it will satisfy most readers looking for interesting - and mature! Very dark and atmospheric book, and a good game to boot - I can't wait to read the sequel. It's now or never! View all 14 comments. I will begin with a bit of background for you, since the blurb on this book is pretty useless in explaining what this book is about. In , there was a massive nuclear war.Typically, humanity has split into rival clans and political groups and an uneasy tension reigns between them as the balance of resources teeters towards the extinction of our race.
While the rival groups compete strange things are happening in the darkest, most distant tunnels. Tell the Publisher! One story is from a young British author, another by an accomplished sci-fi author in Cuba, set in the catacombs of Havana. After escaping, he finally reaches Polis. I will begin with a bit of background for you, since the blurb on this book is pretty useless in explaining what this book is about.
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