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Metro 2035

(МЕТРО #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  8,267 ratings  ·  598 reviews
World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely on the orbit. Radio is mute on all the frequencies.

The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city. It’s there, hundreds of feet belo
Paperback, First English Edition, 497 pages
Published November 28th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published June 12th 2015)
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Nina Laurin
Not bad. Definitely better than the mess that was Metro 2034. I started this series almost ten years ago, long before it was published in English, and I remember Metro 2033 as being one of the creepiest books I've ever read. This last one wraps up the story nicely, and gives a necessary hope spot to characters I've begun to care about, but it's missing that component that made Metro 2033 so addictive. The mystical aspect, the Lovecraftian horror aspect, was what made it different from your avera ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first thought that came to my head after finishing the last book of the Metro trilogy was "How come Dmitry Glukhovsky lives in Russia and still is not incarcerated?" I mean, everyone knows about political situation in Russia, and Metro 2035 gets VERY political. I guess his saving grace is that it is "a fantasy - nothing is real about this book". But despite being "a fantasy", Glukhovsky succeeds in creating a book with lots and lots of situations and ideas that represent the current state of ...more
Ренат Разумилов
It feels like a little boy, that have just learned a few bad words, has written this book. No mystery anymore, no suspense or creative storytelling. It's all about political manipulation with a huge amount of brain washing. Take my advice, keep out of this shit. ...more
No more monsters, no more anomalies in the tunnels... a bleak world devoid of hope, filled with human monsters and puppet masters, with most just rats just running in a maze for no purpose and with no hope. This book really spoiled the series for me. Sorry, Artyom.

Also, the translation was abysmal.
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The final installment in the Metro series not only lives up to its name, but also takes it to a different level.
Hoping to read more books from Glukhovsky in the future.
Alexander Monaco
There came a point a little over halfway through Metro 2035 that I realized I was actually interested in what was happening...this was short lived, unfortunately. Once the heat of the moment dissolved back into the boring meanderings that comprised the first half-or-so of the book, I honestly felt that I could not continue. It probably shouldn't be considered surprising after the abomination of a book that preceded this, but it's still remarkably disappointing that this is what the series has be ...more
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Anna Shelby ☕
May 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at around 60% - I can't even get through this with the audiobook. Literally everything declines into petty irrelevance and disgusting sexism. ...more
Jessica ☢ Spartan Ranger
Metro 2035, Metro #3
D. Glukhovsky, 2015

“It’s not allowed Artyom. Open it. Open up, I tell you.” “The station master told us … He said not to let anyone out.” “Do you take me for some kind of idiot? Anyone – who’s that? Who is this anyone?” “I have my orders! For the protection of the station … Against the radiation. I have my orders. Got that?”

Metro 2033: ★★★★★
Metro 2034: ★★★☆☆
Metro 2035: ★★★★★

❀ Cover ❀
Compared with the covers of the other two books, this one isn't that good. The o
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really wanted entire trilogy be more like the first book. The first book was great, it had everything: action, mystery, great atmosphere and most importantly a build-up and the conclusion for a single story. Second book was weird in general, but the final book surely must be better, right?
Well, not really. Firstly, what really surprised me was that there were not a single monster mentioned (not counting the humans) in the entire book. The characters freely travel trough empty Moscow even thoug
Soukyan Blackwood
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
[Night Mode Reading]: I loved the first book. Nothing was real in the darkness, and you could trust no senses. The voice might be real, but it might as well be the dark seeping through your ears, telling you lies. Artyom, in the dark, was told to stop once, and he did. And that saved his life. I loved the second book too. Hunter was a broken man. Dark Ones tried to communicate, but found his mind incompatible, thus accidentally, or purposefully, splitting it. Now he lives with madness inside of ...more
Lena (Sufficiently Advanced Lena)
3.5. No monsters, no creepy tunnels, just stupid people everywhere.
The Metro trilogy is dark, messy, unforgiving dystopian science fiction and I really enjoyed all of it. In total, I spent 51 hours in the Moscow Metro (subway) plus time reading the electronic versions of the short prologue and epilogue to 2033! Why aren't these books in major bookstores in the US?

Summarizing from my prior Metro reviews: the series is set in the Moscow subway system after a nuclear war. The system consists of 223 stations on 12 lines and were designed as nuclear shelters with s
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed while reading this book.

I had a feeling that the author forgot everything that he wrote in his previous books, especially in the first one. Suddenly people could go out in the daytime (even though in the Metro 2033 it was highly emphasized that if someone goes out in the day light they will go blind-the eyes were not adjusted to a strong light as sunlight) and wander through the Moscow without coming across any monsters and weird creatures that were present in the first
Tõnu Vahtra
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Completing the 1500-page Metro trilogy. In summary I believe that 2033 was by far the most engaging book in the series and second book was quite "meh?". In the beginning of the book it was mostly about the action again but towards the end it gets more philosophical and I felt similarities with MATRIX (people are kept stuck in the Metro with belief that the rest of the world is gone or that there is still a world war ongoing and they should hide to stay alive). Now it's probably time to play the ...more
Amos Edana
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book isn't good y'all.. And it's ending badly..

It's gone from amazingly dark and creepy and only ever slightly heteronormative (metro 2033) to a weird side track (metro 2034) and now into chaotic, paranoid, pseudointellectual misogynistic eugenics with a dash of rape, and a clusterfuck of a storyline veering every which way...

I'm just disappointed tbh.. the first book was so amazing, and still gives me chills when I reread it. it's magically scary.

the last one is just.. meh.
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was really confused to find metro 2035 in a bookshop, since I never knew there was going to be another sequel to the series. I was even more surprized to find out that the book was focused around Artyom, the main character from the first metro book. Artyoms death in metro 2034 was retconned, and he survived the flood after all. This was really good because I actually cared about Artyom, unlike the characters of 2034.

The biggest dissapointment in the middle metro (2034) was the unbelievable am
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
If i can quite the book directly; fuck this shit with a barge pole!” Seriously. When getting some one to translate your book, make sure you proofread it before you get a stick up your ass as to how good your writing is. Good riddance indeed.
Radu Mureșan
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: merita-cumparata, sf
More like a 3.5/5
Csongor Szíjjártó
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a finish for a great trilogy. This third book is a very dark depiction of a post-apocaliptic society. It could also be very much about our society, with all the shitty politics, intricacies and the brain-washed masses. On my virtual bookshelf the Metro trilogy is next to dystopian classics such as 1984 and Brave new world.
Neo Marshkga
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is way better than the 2 previous ones, and it is a very different kind of book.
This book is no Power Fantasy, it´s not fantasy in any way actually, it set aside all paranormal activities related to the Metro, and it focuses purely and totally on POLITICS.
You can see the shift from the first book to the second, it's slightly more critical, less fantastic, but it still keeps some fantasy elements, but here, here we dwell on something even way more important, this is a book about the ps
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I can take a deep breath, it's finally over.

I loved Metro 2033. It was one of the greatest dystopian future stories I could ever think of. The reasons of why it was so good were the monsters, the darkness, the anxiety and the fear of the Metro world. Reading the book was like walking in a dark Metro tunnel, without sunlight, without oxygen. Metro 2034 was anything but that dreadfulness. Therefore I expected so much from the final book but I'm disspapointed again.

I never got the same dark and sca
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Artyom, the hero protagonist for whom I partially named my doglet (mostly for the actual goddess Artemis though), takes us once again through the harsh, hellish Metro. (Look at my perfect commas, read 'em and weep!)

The Dark Ones are gone. I thought a trace of them might remain but no, Artyom totally obliterated them the first time around. When Artyom does something he does it well.

Each day Artyom goes about his work in Exhibition, serving watch at checkpoint at the mouth of Exhibition and pedali
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It started like a horror, but it ended like a psychological masterpiece. This book revels the true human nature and the futility of being different and ambitious. We are all truly just worms, unable to see the big picture. We live in our small predictable worlds, and we nurture it without ever asking if we could do better.

I am truly amazed by this masterpiece of a book.
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Author tries to wake up readers so that they would see the bigger picture and not take everything government and media says as a absolute truth, but this book was too much of political intrigue, infighting and propaganda for my taste. It is one of those books that I really thought about giving up.
Flavia Bobeica
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fitting ending for the series(different from the games btw)😘
It’s closer to Metro 2033 in style but falls short on the suspense/mistery. A good read, interesting plot twists and well rounded characters!
Dejan Vukmirovic
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Still great series.
The only thing I missed in this book - no mutant monsters of any kind.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s been twenty years past Doomsday, and yet the survivors refuse to give up. The most stubborn of them keep cherishing a dream: when the radiation level from nuclear bombings subsides, they will be able to return to the surface and have the life their parents once had. But the most stubborn of the stubborn continues to search for other survivors in this huge emptiness that once was called Earth. His name is Artyom. He would give anything to lead his own people from the underground onto the sur ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well, this took a forever to read. I remember liking the first book in this trilogy when I read it 5 years ago, and had quite high hopes that this would live up to it. It didn't. The basic idea of there being life outside the Moscow metro was great, and the quest to find it could have been good. But it just dragged on and on with episodes that did not bring any depth to any character and seemed to be written in just so that the author could present different ways to display atrocities. And those ...more
Daniel Platon
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Dmitry Glukhovsky (Russian: Дмитрий Глуховский) is a professional Russian author and journalist. Glukhovsky started in 2002 by publishing his first novel, Metro 2033, on his own website to be viewed for free. The novel has later become an interactive experiment, drawing in many readers, and has since been made into a video game for the Xbox 360 console and PC. Glukhovsky is known in Russia for his ...more

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