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Afterparty par [Gregory, Daryl]
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Longueur : 303 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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Revue de presse

'This is a road trip revelation for a new generation.' --Sci Fi Now

'Energetic, violent and darkly funny, and touches on serious questions about faith and belief.' --Financial Times

'Clever, philosophical sci-fi thriller.' --The Sun < br/>
An Best Book of the Month, April 2014: Lyda Rose and her colleagues had the best intentions: to create a drug that would cure schizophrenia. Instead, she's in a mental hospital, saddled with a permanent hallucination of a doctor with angel's wings. When a newly admitted teenaged girl commits suicide rather than deal with withdrawal, Lyda recognizes the symptoms and realizes that her drug has hit the streets. She arranges her own release, helps her lover (a paranoid ex-government agent) break out of the hospital, and tries to find out where the drug is coming from. Combining elements of near-future science fiction, cyber-thriller, and whodunit mystery, Daryl Gregory takes us on a pulse-racing, brain-bending adventure that reads like the enthusiastic retelling of a crazy acid trip--twisted and imaginative and frightening and funny and intense. Along the way we investigate drug-pushing churches, we double-cross a gang run by ruthless old ladies, we team up with Native American smugglers, we dodge a split-personality urban rancher, and perhaps most dangerous of all, we try to track down Lyda's old scientific team in search of answers. --Robin A. Rothman

Both irreverent and sympathetic to the sincere Numinous-addicted believers, the tragi-comical satire dispenses with sermons and easy morals, preferring to be entertaining and thought-provoking instead. Publishers Weekly

International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) William L. Crawford Fantasy Award winner Gregory (Pandemonium; Raising Stony Mayhall) takes on the pharmaceutical industry, drug dealers, religion, and the intricacies of how our brains work. The way the author combines the energy of a thriller with the ideas of sf is reminiscent of William Gibson's best one-step-into-the-future novels like Pattern Recognition. --Library Journal (starred review)
br > "The writing is gripping, exciting and flows at a pace both adrenaline inducing and calming at the same time." -- --The Cult Den

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It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide.

Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right.

A mind-bending and violent chase across Canada and the US, Daryl Gregory's Afterparty is a last chance to save civilization, or die trying.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 914 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 303 pages
  • Editeur : Tor Books (22 avril 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00HTJ03VG
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  • Composition améliorée: Activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5 1 commentaire client
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J'ai adoré chacun des romans de l'auteur, en particulier le fantastique Raising Stony Mayhall / L'éducation de Stony Mayhall et je m'attendais à une lecture de qualité. J'ai pourtant été très surprise par le niveau exceptionnel de la narration de ce roman : d'une brillance extrême, très drôle, très émouvant.

Pour la première fois à ma connaissance l'auteur prend la parole pour son héros - une héroïne. Ce récit, écrit à la première personne du singulier, d'une justesse étonnante, est incroyablement percutant.
Le personnage principal, Lyda, est atypique : une femme mûre, au passé étrange, à la personnalité pour le moins troublée et qui a la particularité d'être homosexuelle - un trait finalement pas si fréquent que ça dans les romans, en tout cas avec ce genre de traitement, tout en simplicité et en authenticité.

Le contexte est celui d'un futur proche, suffisamment décalé pour être dépaysant et suffisamment semblable à notre quotidien pour interpeller le lecteur à bien des niveaux. La principale évolution scientifique (outre l'extension numérique prévisible, avec en particulier l'usage omniprésent des "crayons" à écran étirable, descendants de nos smartphones, qui s'achètent par paquets comme des stylos Bic !
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Imaginary friends make for a fun ride 26 juin 2017
Par Barry Melius - Publié sur
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After a disastrous meltdown of her biochem startup our heroine finds herself in a quandary-she is confined in a mental institution for very good reasons yet when she realizes the drug related suicide of a young woman in her ward was no accident she must break out to put things right. She gathers a posse of of damaged friends to aid her in a quest that roams across countries, psyches,and dangerous situations. Appealing characters drawn in depth mixed with humor and sparkling dialogue make for an entertaining read. Daryl Gregory goes from an author with potential to a skilled wordsmith that has arrived with Afterparty. Recommended.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Forget genre, this is literature 28 avril 2014
Par Martha Freeman - Publié sur
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Daryl Gregory’s books are an argument for label-free literature. Those who claim uninterest in sci fi/fantasy do themselves a sad disservice if they pass up “Afterparty,” thinking it’s a genre book. What it is instead is literature – beautifully written, thoughtful and provocative – besides being a supremely entertaining and suspenseful mystery with both humor and heart. Many of the reviews already posted do a kickass job on the summary (this is a smarter than average group of reviewers – didja notice?), so I will only hit what I considered the highlights, which include Taliban granny druglords, a fried-on-meds gun-for-hire who loves only the miniature bison he raises in his Santa Monica apartment, a mute (but spunky!) child whose imaginary friends are more helpful than most, and an angel so magnificent (and powerful?) she seems to come direct from the Tony Kushner playbook.

The ripped-from-tomorrow’s headlines stuff about designer drugs’ being printed by everyman in the church storeroom didn’t interest me as much as it seems to interest other people. I mean, yeah, that’s gonna happen. What’s more fun to consider (and Gregory does) is the leveling potential. (Also, you might consider re-balancing your portfolio if you own a lot of Big Pharma.) In the end, the most profound question posed by “Afterparty” is not really whether God is just a manifestation of brain chemistry but whether it matters.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Loose ends torpedo a great read 11 novembre 2015
Par shameless libertarian - Publié sur
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Halfway through this book, I was ready to buy copies for my friends it was so good. Once I finished it, it reminded me a lot of Stephen King-- great idea, good characters, page-turning action, keeps you guessing and fascinated about how things are going to turn out, and an ending that sucked. The underlying notion-- a drug that can literally make you see God (or is that god)-- was compelling and innovative. The side quests about how minor characters also had their own drug-centric identity modifications kept me interested even more than the action. But by the last page, there's just too much unresolved and ambiguous. If I wanted Lady and the Tiger, I'd read the original.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Are you there God? It's me, you. 1 mai 2014
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I preordered Afterparty because I so enjoyed all Daryl Gregory's previous books i started reading it while exercycling at the gym, had to stop reading to go home and finished it in a straight shot. The premise is very Gregoryan, for those who are familiar with this author, and grabbed me from the start. Add to this a cast of crazily engaging characters, angels, Afghan millionaires, and drug pushers of every description and, appearing as himself, Ganesh.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Gregory Beckons Me to a House I Rarely Visit, and Then Rocks It 17 juin 2014
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I really shouldn't even read "Afterparty," let alone love it. I'm not usually a sci-fi fan, and God knows I'm clueless about chemistry and computers. But I know from Gregory's earlier novels--especially "Raising Stony Mayhall"-- that regardless of time and setting, he delivers characters that engage me from the beginning. Smart without being unrealistic; strong without being inhuman; funny without being glib--Gregory characters' hallmarks, all. And as with earlier novels, he hooked me with both the micro--these people; this story--and the macro--the larger questions the book poses. In "Stony Mayhall," those questions involved what it means to be human and what constitutes family. In "Afterparty," Gregory makes himself--and us--at home in the realms both of Lyda Rose and her companions and in the larger issues of the divine and what it means to touch that and then be ripped away. Just what's so great about facing reality, again? Might it not be worth it avoid the awful, ultimate loneliness of human existence? Who of us wouldn't want someone who both knows us fully and loves us unconditionally? Gregory wraps up these questions in a truly compelling story, complete with wry humor (once you see "chartreuse" as an adverb, you never look at it the same again) and characters that you would like to get a drink or five with, and leaves you thinking long after Dr. Gloria folds her glasses.
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