The Hyperion Cantos

Well, I’ve finally got around to reading the Hyperion Cantos.  This is a brilliant work of literature. I rarely recommend a book before I have finished reading it but this time I will. If you appreciate a well crafted plot conveyed through beautiful words then read this book. Picture the Canterbury Tales set 1,000 years in the future. The book is full of references to other works. This quote just prompted this post:

…in the end, my friends, it is character which wins or loses immortality upon the vellum. Haven’t you ever harbored the secret thought that somewhere Huck and Jim are— at this instant— poling their raft down some river just beyond our reach, so much more real are they than the shoe clerk who fitted us just a forgotten day ago?”

So yeah…. go read it.

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