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3.17  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  13 reviews
It is twenty-five years into the future, and a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit - among them childhood friends Evan, an addict theatre director; Kras, a family patriarch and ex-war-minister; and Zoja, an anarchist poet. As they prepare to celebrate their fiftieth ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by ONEWorld Publications (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
As someone who has passed the landmark of fifty a few years back, I found myself unable to relate to the characters. Perhaps it is my experience over the authors perception of age. I also found many of the sentences short and put together almost as bullet points rather than the flowing language I am used to in fiction. Perhaps this is a book for the younger crowd and I am a bit too old for it. I won’t pass judgement on it and will leave this to the younger crowd.
[2.5] In/Half is described as being set 25 years in the future, but too much of it reads as if it were written 25 years in the past.

The current blurb gives the impression of a story in which Millenials find themselves hit by the breakdown of the internet when they are middle-aged. Which sounds pretty intriguing.

It is twenty-five years into the future, and a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves harde
Lark Benobi
It took me a relatively long time to sink comfortably into the rhythms of this novel. One needs to be comfortable, for a time, with not having a very good idea at all about what's going on. The story is set in the near future, after a cataclysm has rendered electronic connectivity impossible. Stories of three characters are presented here, in an appealing mix of surreal and grubby. Coincidences and connections didn't always make sense to me but after a while I didn't worry about it--I was just s ...more
Urška O.o
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GENIALNO delo, povsem upravičeno nagrajeno za prvenec leta. Avtor ostaja ves čas na visoki intelektualni ravni, brez nepotrebnih prispodob in ostalega balasta podaja "širšo sliko" o posamezniku in družbi nasploh. Brez "rožnatih očal" na nosu, samo gola dejstva.
Knjiga, ki bi jo želela imeti v svoji knjižni zbirki; knjiga, ki mi bo še nekaj časa hranila in dramila možgane; in knjiga, ki jo bom vsekakor prebrala vsaj še enkrat, saj je zame, priznam, prezahtevna in je nisem v celoti razumela že v pr
Wiola Myszkowska
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
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3,5 I think.
It definitely was written by a Slav. Gloomy, gray vision of near future which is very characteristic also for Polish speculative literature. Or any other genre, really ;)
Story: Blurb was really encouraging and interesting. Concept is brilliant. Still, it's not action based but internal and external (relationships) character development. Sometimes it's very (but not straight forward) philosophical and reminds me early cyberpunk novels. Which is kinda interesting when You realise that
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mogoče bi moral to knjigo še enkrat prebrati, da bi bil popolnoma pošten do nje. Knjiga je zelo strnjena in izčiščena v smislu kaj želi povedati.
Ampak kot prvenec misli, da je pametnejša od samega sebe.
Po pravici mislim, da je celo to namerno. Avtorja zato še bolj ceniš, ker se gre literarni globalizem, ki bi ga lahko enačili recimo le še z tropom upokojencev, ki jih vlačijo od Louvra pa do žebljarskega muzeja Kokre in so pri tej tranziciji vse zmedeni in počaščeni, malo gosposki in malo poniž
Steven Ward
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Whether because of translation or the original writing, it is often easy to lose track of names, point of view, who is speaking, and place in time. It doesn’t seem like this disorientation is intentional.

Despite the lack of clarity, though, there are many brilliant expositions of spatial and experiential depth, and the narrative - even through confusion - is compelling.
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
With regret, large sections of this (the Kras chapters) were just utterly dull and spoiled the rest.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fél/be a Galaktika Fantasztikus Könyvek sorozatában jelent meg, amit az indokolhat, hogy a történet egy poszt-apokaliptikus világot tár elénk, eléggé disztópikus hangulatban. Mégis úgy érzem, hogy inkább szépirodalmi a mű, mint sci-fi.
A regény eleje kihívás elé állított, ugyanis a tőmondatok rettentően zavaróak voltak. Egy időre félre is tettem a könyvet, mert nem éreztem hangulatot hozzá. Egy hét elteltével ismét kézbe vettem, és lassan kezdtem ráhangolódni. Lassan a tőmondatokból kerek egész
Jonathan yates
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this was most fun to read, i read it in two sittings, there may be confusing parts and some rambling parts but overall it was just so fun to read i can't help but giving it all the stars
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-books
Read the English translation In/Half. Loved the premise of this dystopian book - but for most of it I had no idea what was going on. Lost in transation?
Daniele Foa'
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Evan's chapters are nice. For the rest it is just a Bruce Sterling's wannabe...
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I didn’t finish this, but felt I still wanted to give a review rather than not provide any feedback. It simply wasn’t my cup of tea yet I wonder how much that has to do with my impatience as opposed to taste. I think classifying this as sci if/fantasy perhaps invites the wrong kind of reader to this novel. It is undoubtedly a literary novel, and for those who are proud to be the owners of saintly levels of concentration, I think this would make a great read.

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