Metallic Love (Silver Metal Lover #2)
In her now-classic tale The Silver Metal Lover, award-winning author Tanith Lee told the spellbinding story of Jane and her forbidden love for a robot named Silver. In this stunning follow-up, the legend of their tragic romance lives on. But nothing is as it was–or as it seems.…
As an orphan growing up in the slums, Loren read her clandestine copy of Jane’s Story over and o
My only other experience with Tanith Lee is a superb book of sci fi/ fantasy short stories based on fairy tales that she wrote back in the 80's – Red as Blood. I absolutely adore this collection and have read it many times over the years - it sits in a place of honor on my "read over and over again" shelf. My husband found this book for me in the book swap station of our local library. In the foyer, just before you go in, the library has set up these 2 carousels for paperback books. Peopl...more
However, it is a fun read but the way the book begins, I think Tanith has nailed the feelings involved (for anyone) who has already read the Silver Metal Lover.....
"You're not going to like me.
I apologize for that.....
It was Jane; she was the one you like...more
Silver Metal Lover was less about romance and more about the evolution from ado...more
It's the follow up to Lee's "Silver Metal Lover". I was easily lost in this sequel and enjoyed it but it was NOT Jane and Silver, but Loren and Verlis entirely different characters. Giving it 3 and half stars even though there seemed to be something missing towards the end - a trifle rushed perhaps in the conclusion.
Loren is a breath of fresh air in the wake of Jane, "the wailing woman". She is sensible, strong, independent, but vulnerable enough to admit the irrepressible pull that Verlis...more
The part of me that didn't rated it three stars less. I wasn't a fan of Silver becoming the abusive guy. I know he was dealing with a lot of personal angst brought on by Silver's memories, but still, didn't need to treat Loren like crap half the time. And don't get me started on how Loren responded to it. That was depressingly sad.
Now, the reason why I gave it two stars is that besides the above problems, I thought it was...more
The first half was terrific, and definitely merits five stars, but the second half let me down a little. As I read the original Silver Metal Lover, I felt distanced fro...more
The story takes place eleven years after the conclusion of The Silver Metal Lover, and the story is darker and more sinister. Some of the characters from the earlier book appear, but they are not precisely as you remember them. The protagonist now is not Jane, but the poor and rough Loren, abandoned as an infant by a drug-addicted mother. She is caught in a web of lies and ha...more
Basically, this story is more of a sci-fi drama and much less touching than The Silver Metal Lover. While not a bad story per se, at times I got that Lee was a bit, well, either whimsical or else careless with her writing, not that it's bad, just quite full of whimsy at times in places where it didn't need to be that way.
And yes, it's true, the character of Loren and Verlis, as you may have already heard or read,...more
A very solid follow-up to/reinvention of Lee's 'The Silver Metal Lover', in which she twists or at least some questions some of the first book's central premises. There was rather interesting use of literal echoes from the first book, from deliberately reusing certain scenarios to quite different effect, to peppering actual quotes from it throughout this new narrative. Lee's typically lush prose is relatively restrained here, though still beautiful, and filtered through her protagon...more
This book can stand on its own. Not necessarily a sequel of 'Silver Metal Lover' but its own story. There are some good plot twists at the end that make me want to go back and read the first half of the book again to make sure the time-lines are connected properly. This could be a tad spoilerish, but I’ll try to be vague: ‘META’ was dabbling in robotics WAY before Jain met Silver.
Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a...more