It's the end of World War II. FDR's New Dealhas redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hasbrought a fear oftotal annihilation. The rise of secret government agenciesandsanctions on business hasmanywatching their backs. America's sense of freedom is diminishing . . . and many aredesperateto take that freedom back.
Shirley brings characters from the games to life, and in choosing to show Rapture's glory and eventual downfall primarily through the eyes of a 'simple' mechani...more
Galvenais varonis Džeks, kas sākumā ir lidmašīnas pašazieris, avarē Atlantijas okeānā. Viņš ir vienīgais izdzīvojušais, kas ticis līdz tuvējai bākai.
Džeks ar radio palīdzību sazinās un tiek vests uz drošību, bet ceļā satiktie mistiskie cilvēki viņu ved strupceļā, un viņam ir jāizlem, kam ticēt un kam nē…
Galvenais varonis Džeks ir savā ziņā visai iz...more
As a Bioshock player this was great because it added a whole new layer to the story and revisited the world of Rapture which I was already familiar with, but at a different angle, and that...more
While the plotting is competent, it's all really an entrée to the events of the games;...more
The narrative, for the most part, is bland and boring. There were very few scenes that could actually capture...more
delight when I found this book and then, imagine my disappointment when I saw the author. Shirley is one of those authors that I have really tried hard to like but
haven't been able to. Black Butterflies is, so far, the worst short story collection and book I have ever read and I still don't know why it won the Stoker award. I
This book is the prequel to the two games, which 99% of the people reading it will know already. I have never been into reading books based on games since g...more
However I have had this one recommended to me many times by friends and I was desperately in the mood for a dystopian/utopian type novel. Seeing as this fit that category and I did really enjoy the game, loving the setting and storyline and general tone, I thought I would give it a go.
I loved how we saw the utopian city built up and then fall as ofte...more
I loved LOVED this book. The only thing is that I wish the author dwelt a little more on the character of Jack. There is an audio diary of Dr. Suchong interacting with him and telling Jack to kill a dog. I know it's mentioned in the story, but I thought it would have been interesting to show that, or at least have Andrew Ryan see Jack in the labs, and have some thoughts about the boy(while not knowing it's his son). I thought the author did a great job of dwelling on Bill McDo...more
There's a flavor of this book candy that's based on video games, and pretty much without exception, it's all tooth-rotting-remainder-bin awful. If any of my reviews on these kind of books are like 3 stars or I say "Meh, though...more
Verovatno je bio poduhvat pretočiti sadržaj igre u knjigu. Vizuelno gledano, teško je preneti taj filing, ali donekle je uspeo, ovaj Shirley. Donekle, jer je ipak nemoguće to potpuno uraditi, a i smatram kako se previše oslanjao na igru, pa mi baš smetaju audio-dnevnici koji su bukvalno preneseni ovde.
Priča u suštini prati Billa Mcdonagha, iako se fokusira i na POV pripovedanje, gde imamo Ryana, Sullivana, Diane i ostale poznate i nepoznate junake iz ori...more
I adored the Bioshock games, and I had always wondered what Rapture would have been like before the war, and even during the war. When I heard about this book, I immediately went and got it on my kindle. The beginning was very slow for me, but at the same time it was interesting. It did take me a bit to get really into it, but after things started moving along more I found myself wanting to read more and more.
I'm actually sad that it ended, I still wanted to know so much m...more
The prequel to the aforementioned games. The plot is predictable even if you never played one of these games. The characters aren't exactly original and the description was lacking. I skipped paragraphs because I knew what they were going to say.
With all that said this...more
On a positive note, it was a...more
I adored this book and could not put it down, which I admit, surprised me a lot. I never have high hopes for books based on video games. They are usually alright but nothing th...more
From someone who already played both editions of the game, the book gives a nice view of how the city fell into its degenerate state.
still at some points,the author seems more intent on appealing at the gamer and tossing at him characters he knew during his walk through rapture than at actually developing the story. Some j...more
Cons: don't learn as much about certain people/items from the game as I'd have liked, major spoilers for those who haven't played the game
Bioshock: Rapture is the prequel novel to the Bioshock video game franchise. It explains the founding - and ultimate deterioration - of the undersea city,...more