Harmony

Harmony The aliens are here all around us They always have been And now one by one they re destroying our cities Dodge Mercer deals in identities Hope Burren has no identity and no past but she does have

  • Title: Harmony
  • Author: Keith Brooke
  • ISBN: 9781781080016
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The aliens are here, all around us They always have been And now, one by one, they re destroying our cities Dodge Mercer deals in identities, Hope Burren has no identity and no past, but she does have a multitude of voices filling her head In a world where humans are segregated and aliens can tear worlds apart, Dodge and Hope lead a ragged band of survivors on a searchThe aliens are here, all around us They always have been And now, one by one, they re destroying our cities Dodge Mercer deals in identities, Hope Burren has no identity and no past, but she does have a multitude of voices filling her head In a world where humans are segregated and aliens can tear worlds apart, Dodge and Hope lead a ragged band of survivors on a search for sanctuary in what may be the only hope for humankind.The aliens are here, all around us They always have been And now, one by one, they re destroying our cities.Dodge Mercer deals in identities, which is fine until the day he deals the wrong identity and clan war breaks out Hope Burren has no identity and no past, but she does have a multitude of voices filling her head In a world where nothing is as it seems, where humans are segregated and aliens can sing realities and tear worlds apart, Dodge and Hope lead a ragged band of survivors on a search for sanctuary in what may be the only hope for humankind.

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      Published :2019-04-18T17:17:37+00:00

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    745 thoughts on “Harmony”

    1. I started off very intrigued by the idea of this world -- the idea of a world where humans develop into a situation where aliens are already among us. Are, in fact, in control of us.But really, it's just another fairly typical dystopia, in the execution, and the narration started to drive me up the wall. The short, snappy sentences.Followed by a new paragraph.To give impact.To mimic the way a person thinks.It really doesn't work for me.


    2. This is good science-fiction.I would have given it five stars if the ending (final chapters) had been less confusing and less hard to understand (what is the All? who is finally Hope? what is the whole thing with the starsingers, mankind, and reality?). I am sure everything was clear in Brooke's mind but he was unable to communicate it smoothly to this reader, at least.However, I am looking to reading other works by Keith Brooke, as I suspect he is going to surprise me again.


    3. Back in the day I used to read a lot of SciFi so when I read the blurb of this book I thought it would be worth giving the author a try so I purchased the ebook. The premise of humans at the bottom of the pecking order in an Earth being ruled by aliens appealed. The book started OK but by the middle section I felt the author had lost his way in the story he was trying to tell. As the book progressed the pace became very plodding. There were far too many flashbacks to fill in the back story on va [...]


    4. INTRODUCTION: A few days ago I was quite surprised to notice that a book that seemed to be called either Alt.Human (love this title) or Harmony by Keith Brooke was published at the end of May. As I quite enjoyed The Accord especially for its wonderful style, I immediately looked for more information and then got the book asap."The aliens are here, all around us. They always have been. And now, one by one, they’re destroying our cities.Dodge Mercer deals in identities, which is fine until the d [...]


    5. I really liked this book, it's well written and and it's a pretty original story. Parts of it were a little confusing, but you can still grasp what's going on. The ending kind of sucked, with no real closure for the 3 characters.


    6. Oh GAWWWDDD, what a boring book. Jeezus CHRIST. I can't remember if I even finished it or gave up halfway through, I just remember feeling foolish for having made myself endure this


    7. Abstract: Some interesting ideas marred by old writing techniques and a plodding pacing. Not recommended except, maybe for those who want a new world created for them at the expense of plot and characterisation. Full Review: I bought Alt. Human on a whim, needing a new book for a long journey and fancying a bit of modern Science Fiction. Despite this, I have fairly strong expectations of the genre. With Science Fiction I look for an aspect or aspects of the Human Condition/known world abstracte [...]


    8. This novel had such potential but lacked the detail to back it up – it really flopped. I was very intrigued by the concept – humanity degraded to the bottom of the pecking order by aliens. I thought it was interesting to see “raw” humans – without any culture or history. It would be like what would have happened in Halo had the Covenant won (and not glassed Earth). The more I think about it too, the more the novel did remind me of Halo, and this is probably because I was striving to gi [...]


    9. A depressing grim-dark-meathook future, but not in the SF-traditional moralist way. Humans didn't do anything so-didactically *wrong* in this book; the aliens have just moved in and taken over. Lots and lots of aliens. They're nearly all incomprehensible aliens, with incomprehensible technology, and they've remade most of the planet into an unending array of what is, from our point of view, nightmare.It's a depressing book because the human characters are convinced (correctly, and convincingly) [...]


    10. This book started okay and finished okay. I was taken in by the blurb, "What if we were never alone?"What might that mean? It had so much potential, and it took so long to get past what I wanted to read to what I was actually reading. It had moments of steampunk, which I don't like, but what really bothered me was the narrative. Dodge narrated it mostly in first person, but there were sections that he narrated in third person, recounting Hope's experiences before they met. In my opinion the thir [...]


    11. I'm really pretty up in the air about this novel. One the one hand, I love a story that is really a long thought experiment. In this case, what if humanity emerged as a species only to find the earth already colonized by aliens. Aliens, that thought of us as pets, or slaves. Things to be used, discarded, and wiped out if we got in their way.Now that's an interesting idea. And I loved it. It was that concept that made me get this book. I'd be tempted to give it five stars on the concept alone.The [...]


    12. From the very first page Harmony gripped me, and held me until the very last sentence. An unforgettable, total-immersion experience. I loved the expansive plot full of color and mind bending ideas. Humanity is reduced to a limited existence eeked out on small reservations. This earth is dominated by aliens. Dozens of different aliens, all above humanity in status, which is barely tolerated. Some of the more memorable aliens included almost god-like Starsingers, grunt like orphids, and something [...]


    13. My first book by Keith Brooke to read. I read most of it laying on the beach in San Juan, PR. Previously I had only read a couple of long stories that he and Eric Brown wrote. In fact, it was Eric Brown who recommended I read Harmony as well as Brooke's The Accord which I will read sometime. I enjoyed this book a lot. The pace was just right and I felt for the main characters. My only complaint would be that it would have been nice to have more description laid out about the various humanoid and [...]


    14. This book disappointed me a lot. I wasn't as put off by the writing style as some may be, once you get used to it, it's not a big deal.What really upset me about this book was the fact that there was so much that could have been done with the story that simply was not. There was SO much material that the author had but never branched off of. There could have been so much more detail and story but instead I felt that after about halfway through, the author seemed rushed to end it. I think that ha [...]


    15. Very interesting book. I haven't read such thought and ideas before. It seems like a new idea in SciFi. A new addition to the ones what are always used in SciFi books.I hope the writer's other books are as good as this one. Even half as good are enough for my taste. :)Väga huvitav ja sisukas raamat. Iga lehekülg oli täis tegevust ning see lugu pani päris palju mõtlema. Vähemalt mulle tundub, et see autor on suutnud luua ulmes juurde uusi ideid, mitte kasutada neid midagi kümmet, mis kõik [...]


    16. Three and a half stars would be more accurate. There's a lot of fascinating worldbuilding here, presented very much in the "sink or swim" style where you're simply dropped into the world and must figure it out as you go. Neat stuff, but the pacing felt a little offere's a lot of time spent setting the board, only to have the endgame sprung upon you faster than you expect. I'm not sure if I'd have preferred less setup (at the possible expense of less comprehension of the world) or more climax/den [...]


    17. This was an odd choice for me. I don't normally go for alien stories, I find them hard to picture and relate to, even the human characters in them. And I especially tend to avoid mean aliens but that's just because there's only a certain amount of feeling generally unpleasant that I can take. So, odd choice. This looked intriguing from the back cover, though, and so I gave it a shot. The creepy things are appropriately creepy (I think - I'm clearly no expert on the subject). It was a bit more gr [...]


    18. The concept behind the tale here is nothing new by any means, aliens living on Earth among humans who are more of a pet/social experiment to them. Brooke has approached the subject with absolute perfection though, the uprising defiance brought in the characters 'Dodge and Hope' and the frantic pace which you are dragged through from the first page onto the last. Told through two seperate first person narratives which complement each other no end. A very compelling, harsh and brutal look at human [...]


    19. This is not about an alien invasion. Forget everything you know about those science fiction plots. Harmony(also known as altman) is a beautifully written adventure and an interesting exploration into human origins.Read the full review on GeekyLibrary.


    20. I really did not get into this until about halfway through. It seemed alot of the great ideas were fully realized and it got rushed in near the end. Not a complete waste of my time but not a memorable one either.


    21. Had this to read while camping, by the end I wanted to toss it in the fire.The basic premise and underlying ideas were great. The first 2/3rds of the book were great. Then everything got squishy and lame. It's too bad; there was a TON of potential there and it was all shredded by the end.


    22. Decent sci-fi (alternate universe). Excellent visualization of alien creatures. Very descriptive. I especially liked the "Click" language and the way I could tell the tone of all the characters. It is a bit dark and moody (as most sci-fi), but a good read in the genre.


    23. A set of very interesting ideas jigsawed together to make a credible, disturbing picture of a world on which humanity is the discarded indigene. Beautifully written, some wonderful xeno, reminiscent of China Mieville, but with an original flavour. I look forward to more from this writer.


    24. It certainly was interesting and the author tries very hard to make something different in terms of setting and the aliens. But the resolution was so over-the-top that I had a problem with it. Also, I think personally I'm worn out on "destroy everybody" storyline….




    25. As I remarked elsewhere, this was a book that made me want to read. Other things. The prose was flat. The central plot never truly gelled. Nor were the protagonists engaging.



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