Metin Saray Saray itibaren Talang Rimbo Lama, Central Curup, Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu, Endonezya
What a surprising book of short stories, just makes you realize things may not be what they seem and can change in an instant. Great book..
The whole time I was reading this book I couldn’t figure out whether I liked it, and then I couldn’t even really understand the ending, and I’m still not sure if I liked it. It’s certainly very different, and not as good as, Dune, but I didn’t expect them to be the same. The story is that there are these creatures called Dreens who live on the planet Dreenor, and everything in the universe is the result of their “idmaging,” which is creating things from the protoplasmic essence of the universe. They created Earth, but now some of them want to destroy it (“erase” it). A teenage Dreen who thinks he’s a hot-shot steals the ship that’s supposed to erase Earth and gets into a crash with an Earth ship carrying a spoiled rich jerk who’s father is extremely powerful and whose family is superbly screwed up. Both are injured in the crash, and they end up sharing the same body. The details of sharing the same body are pretty funny. Over the course of the book the Dreens try to decide whether to send additional Dreens to erase Earth, and the people on Earth struggle with each other for power and money. There is a war between the Chinese and the French on Venus. There are something called Spirals that carry Dreen spaceships through the universe, and which humans are beginning to discover. There is the very strange uncle, the Raj Dood, of the guy who shares his body with the Dreen, and his wife Osceola, who live in a swamp in Florida but use the Spirals to travel to Venus regularly. Overall a strange, somewhat humorous, but overall confusing book. It feels like a half-baked concept in many ways, as so much is never explained or not explained in time to make sense for much of the book. And the end is confusing; what ever happened to the Dreens? They went to another dimension or something, but they supposedly didn’t even know about different dimensions. And now the future of Earth lies on the two remaining Dreen left. Ryll, the teenage Dreen, doesn’t act like a teenager much; doesn’t he ever miss his family? Overall the book was fun but not great.