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The Abolition of Species

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The world as we know it is over. Man’s reign on earth has come to an end, and the reign of the animals has begun. The indifferently wise Cyrus Golden the Lion rules the three-city state that is now what remains of Europe. Yet, other forces stir while the king of beasts sleeps—the last struggling human resistance, the Atlanteans with their mysterious undersea plans; the fac ...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Seagull Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Wortmagie
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Nach der Lektüre der Trilogie „Die Seiten der Welt“ von Kai Meyer hatte ich das Gefühl, unbedingt ein Buch für Erwachsene lesen zu müssen. Ich wollte ein Leseerlebnis, das mich fordert. Die Wahl, die mein Bauch für uns traf, überraschte mich allerdings: „Die Abschaffung der Arten“ von Dietmar Dath. Ich zögerte. Ich wusste, dass dieses Werk eines der anspruchsvollsten ist, die mein Regal zu bieten hat, auch, weil ich irrtümlich annahm, es handele sich dabei um ein Sachbuch. Als ich es in der H
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Hootnanny
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read
I went through almost all emotional states during reading this book.

I loathed it, I was bored like hell, then cautiosly interested, then again... bored and annoyed by all the meaningless technobabble...

It was my toughest read in along time. Up to the second half I didn't like it at all. When there was a scene, where I thought it might become interesting, it was destroyed by the following chapter... and so on...

The language is sometimes very colloquial and sounds like something a pretentious teen
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Inna
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty brilliant book laughing at various theories of evolution. Though rather pessimistic in the end, as per the chances of any intelligent species to organize their lives reasonably well. The story is of a post-human Earth which emerged as a result of biotech intervention which made animals intelligent and made some people into intelligent animals. While these consider several attributes of human societies (money, labor division) irrational to the point of insanity, the society they created is ...more
Chris Duval
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the penultimate chapter it is said [spoilers] that the tale reduces to two 'homosexual' couples, one pair contented, the other with a disappointed member. Like the backstory also given in that chapter, I'm inclined to skepticism as to whether this revelation would serve worthily as a scaffold for an exegesis. I suspect that the meta content is provided by a mimic of a reliable authorial voice. But, all that said, I'm unable to provide an alternative that is concise and encompassing. So I'll j ...more
Ratfrett
ich glaube jedem der behauptet, dass dieses buch ultra schlau und total literarisch wertvoll und so ist.

aber ich bin weder schlau noch literat. traurige wahrheit. für mich ist das ein fantasyroman mit zu vielen namen und zu wenig spannung. laaaaaaaangweilig bis zur seite 174. Was ist da passiert? Ich hab das buch zugeklappt und für immer ins regal gestellt.
Thegurkenkaiser
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ganz schön dick, dabei müßte ich anna karenina noch fertiglesen. naja was solls. das leben kann noch 50 jahre dauern da geht sowas schon mal.


puh, fertig! wobei ih sagen muss, das letzte viertel habe ich eher im schnellleseverfahren mitgenommen, wodurch mir aber wohl auch nicht mehr entgangen sein dürfte als vorher.
Hendrik
Dath hat Besseres geschrieben. Dem Roman fehlt es an (ich will nicht sagen: Rotfadenscheinigkeit) Zug. Aber tolle Einzeleinfälle.
Till
Feb 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Die Menschen mußten sterben, damit die Menschheit eine Chance hat"
- Darum geht es in dem Roman. Sehr gutes Buch!
Karl Schönswetter
Bin seitdem Fan von Dietmar Dath. Wunderbare Story!
manfred
Kurze Krtik auf meinem Blog.
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