The Luminous Dead: A Novel
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it does take a while for gyre’s and em’s antagonistic banter to reach new depths, if you will, which can lead to a back-and-forth that grows a little stale about halfway through the book. However, the novel is set in an indeterminate future, a distance that readers note not in terms of time but through an apparent technological advancement. This claustrophobic, horror-leaning tour de force is highly recommended for fans of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation and Andy Weir’s The Martian.
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There are many 5 star reviews for this book and I’m going to be here giving it a four and ½ and I won’t be rounding up because of my personal preferences and because some of it was a little bit of a slog for me, if you want to know the honest truth It is not a book I’d reread again but I wasn’t disappointed with the horror bits and the emotional wringer the characters put me through. Overall, The Luminous Dead is a dark and terrifying novel that explores the dark and unexplained – including the dark recesses of the human mind. If it wasn’t enough and I had to DNF this book I would have to be the lone voice of negativity and I don’t like being that person and truly it would’ve been my own fault.Occupational hazards are common enough to be calculated into the cost of mining explorations—a quantifiable number is all that Gyre’s life will amount to if she doesn’t make it out alive. Add in a doctor-scientist Hannibal and Will in a mechanical suit that Hannibal can literally control and manipulate from the surface, and you've got a party.
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The suit Gyre is fitted with offers her employer a chance at better resource extraction from a dying colony; here, novel technology only augments necessary human labor. It is also home to the Tunnelers, strange alien creatures capable of instantly killing any it comes across. Gyre might have left the cave and be leaving the planet with Em, but that does not mean the cave has left her.But the ghosts and hauntings within the cave are the feedback loops crafted by the uncanny technology, and replicated endlessly through the intervention of humans. She could still feel the pull, the relentless tug, the invitation to climb back down and forget the world above, give in and close off all the pain and the struggle and the loneliness. Nothing really creeped me out or scared me and I didn’t worry for Gyre if she was in danger so that was kind of sad.