Good book, easy read. Enjoyable violence, with two major plot reveals that I didn't see coming, one in the middle and one in the very last sentence. May 24, Scott Holstad rated it it was ok Shelves: didn-t-finish. I don't know what happened, but I loved the first two books in this four book series, so I was excited to pick this one up.
And then I got bored. And put it down. That was three months ago. Every time I've picked it up to continue, I just would get aggravated with the protagonist, Avery Cates, and put the book back down. Cates is a gunner in a dystopian futuristic nightmare world and, in his forties, he's considered old. In the first two books, he lived through some mind boggling events, so it's I don't know what happened, but I loved the first two books in this four book series, so I was excited to pick this one up.
In the first two books, he lived through some mind boggling events, so it's hard to imagine topping those. I guess that's part of the author's problem here. The book is divided into Before and Present chapters, which can get terribly confusing at times.
He's sent to a super prison where they do mind wipes. That's in the past, so you know he survives it. In the present, he's after the super bad guy, Marin. Here's the thing that really got to me. In each book, ancient Cates always complains about how damn tired he feels. He feels exhausted. He feels so tired. He just wants to give up and let them kill him.
Wouldn't it be nice to just die, he's so damn tired? Oh my God! Kill me now! It got so freakin' old to read that, I wanted him to commit suicide just to end my agony. Quit your damn bitching, you whining bitch! God, you're only Quit behaving like an 80 year old. This ticked me off so much that I just couldn't finish the book. And I bought the fourth and final one when I got this one.
Now I'm not sure if I'll read it or not. Maybe I'll give it a try, but the first time I read him whining about being tired, I'm going to burn the damn book! Shelves: topshelf , first-reads. This being the 3rd installment of the Avery Cates series I was a bit worried about not having read any of the other Avery Cates books. So reading them in order may be a good idea but not necessary. Jeff Somers creates a future world where humans are still corrupt and violent and fighting for power, and technology has advanced with scary realism.
Where people get their brains digitized and uploa This being the 3rd installment of the Avery Cates series I was a bit worried about not having read any of the other Avery Cates books. Where people get their brains digitized and uploaded into avatars and humans get augments to became part machine. Avery Cates is a gunner gun for hire , he's great character that you can't help but like and pull for, he's a survivor.
In a fight you would want him on your side and he is usually in a fight. Jeff Somers is an intelligent and entertaining writer that will keep you flipping pages. I will be reading the rest of the Cates series and I recommend that you do too. The only note of caution would be language, there is a lot of foul language but the characters would be less real without it.
Jan 20, Terry rated it really liked it.
The Eternal Prison (Avery Cates #3) (Mass Market)
The "Eternal Prison" is the third book in a series by author Jeff Somers. I have read Somers previous 2 books and have become a big fan of his. In this third book he keeps doing what i love in the first to books tell a story with lots of action and interesting plot twists. The cyber-punk , apocalyptic world that he writes in, may be a turn for some, but please don't let that be. What we have here is fast pace action book that takes you to many places.
Unfortunately it is probably the speed of th The "Eternal Prison" is the third book in a series by author Jeff Somers. Unfortunately it is probably the speed of the book that prevents me from awarding this book 5 stars. There were a couple place where I felt lost and confused. Luckily these places are few and far between. What makes this boo deserve the full four stars is the plot twists that the author puts in. It makes this an exciting and interesting read. I did really enjoy this book, once I figured out what was going on.
Since I won it from the giveaway on here, I just started reading it, even though I knew I was starting with book number three.
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I thought that most series spent a period of time at the beginning of each book introducing readers to the series and characters. Unfortunately for me, this didn't. The characters were interesting enough but the world is very complicated and confusing, especially for someone coming into the series so lat I did really enjoy this book, once I figured out what was going on. The characters were interesting enough but the world is very complicated and confusing, especially for someone coming into the series so late. It didn't help that there were two plot lines going on with the same main character Avery Cates, of course!
It took me forever half-way to figure out what was going on when! All in all, I enjoyed it and plan on picking up the rest of the series at some point. July 27, I won this book from Goodreads first reads giveaway. Once it comes in the mail, I'll read it and review it here. I can't wait!
Sep 11, Andy rated it really liked it. This was a tasty read indeed. I was a little confused in the first pages, because Cates was in two places at the same time, and then it totally became clear and I sort of kicked myself for not seeing it earlier probably all a ploy by Mr Somers. I have to admit though, I love Avery Cates He is one of the coolest protagonists in modern SF lit and I really like the way he does things throughout the book.
I have already picked up the last 2 books from the library and plan on bursting through t This was a tasty read indeed. I have already picked up the last 2 books from the library and plan on bursting through those ASAP. He has really created a world where things are all doom and gloom, and a character who fights through the muck to see some sort of silver lining even thought that silver lining is pretty muddied. I wouldn't want to live in Somers' world, but I have to give him props for making me think and showing me a Earth that is probably not too far off from coming true, god help us.
Feb 02, William rated it it was amazing.
This book was amazing. Easily one of the best gritty cyberpunk novels I've read.
The funny thing is, I don't remember being that impressed with the first two books in the series. Either the author really stepped it up for the finale or I must not have been in the right frame of mind to appreciate the earlier titles. Makes me want to go back and re-read them now. Avery Cates, the anti-hero, is the perfect balance of aging bad-ass, smart-ass, jack-ass, and secret goody-two-shoes. The supporting cha This book was amazing. The supporting characters are all well-rendered and memorable.
The dystopian setting, while nothing new, feels very real--at times, even uncomfortably so. All things considered, the writing is really the star. The dialogue was near-perfect, each voice distinct and believable. The description was never overdone or too vague, with just enough focus on the right kind of detail to set the tone. It was smart, funny, disturbing, and action-packed--just the way I like them. Bravo, Mr. Sep 29, Clay Tilton rated it it was amazing.
This book really took me for a ride, as it was very action packed and mind blowing. Near the middle, it got really interesting with who was telling the story, because it always seems to be two people which are the same person , and then when those two people met, a huge plot twist unfolds. This book also went at just the right pace of time, even if it was slightly confusing who was dead and alive at what times and whatnot. I highly re This book really took me for a ride, as it was very action packed and mind blowing. I highly recommend this book to any si-fi fans.
It may not be about zombies Another good thing about this book is that it doesn't need you to read the previous stories in the series as it doesn't refer back to them as much, even though I highly recommend reading the whole series! View 1 comment. May 29, "Lifson" Kate Glover rated it it was amazing. The third in jeffereysomers Avery Cates series, some of the reviews I'd read said that this was one of the slower books and that it had suffered as a result.
I disagree. I found myself being tricked into a number of presumptions which were later proved to be incorrect, and some of the twists were brilliant - foreshadowed early on, immediately debunked with an entirely plausible reason, then later coming to completion in a way which impressed me to the point where I couldn't help but smile with The third in jeffereysomers Avery Cates series, some of the reviews I'd read said that this was one of the slower books and that it had suffered as a result.
I found myself being tricked into a number of presumptions which were later proved to be incorrect, and some of the twists were brilliant - foreshadowed early on, immediately debunked with an entirely plausible reason, then later coming to completion in a way which impressed me to the point where I couldn't help but smile with the ingenuity of it all. There is a level of completion at this stage, which makes me feel like I've come to a reasonably satisfying end of a trilogy - however, having the last two books on my shelves at home already, and with the scope of the world Somers has built over the past three books - I will absolutely be continuing with this series.
Despite having problems with Printing errors and having to reorder the book this book was really good. Somers keeps getting better and better as this series goes on. He has a style that pulls all the best from Cyberpunk genre and the noir detective. It makes for great action and a story that demands that you keep turning pages. Disclaimer: This is the first Avery Cates book I have ever read and I just happened to pick up a book right smack dab in the middle of the series.
This being the case, I was utterly confused for the first pages of the novel I had no idea what was going on, who the characters were, what the author was talking about, but as I read on, I realized this was more my fault than the author's fault. I'm sure if I had read the other novels which I will definitely read now , it wouldn't have taken Disclaimer: This is the first Avery Cates book I have ever read and I just happened to pick up a book right smack dab in the middle of the series.
I'm sure if I had read the other novels which I will definitely read now , it wouldn't have taken me so long to figure things out. That being said, once I kinda figured out who was who and what was going on, this book was great Needless to say, I will be picking up the other Avery Cates novels in the not so distant future. Oct 19, Alec Dyer rated it did not like it. Before I say anything, I want people to know that "The Electric Church" the first book was a pretty decent book.
Read that. Jesus Christ. I mean I'm OK with lowbrow reading but seriously this might be the worse book I've ever read. I barely managed to finish it only because I wanted to finish up the trilogy. The whole thing was over-the-top. It took all the flaws of the first book, that could be overlooked because of the cool story, because of the novelty of th Before I say anything, I want people to know that "The Electric Church" the first book was a pretty decent book.
It took all the flaws of the first book, that could be overlooked because of the cool story, because of the novelty of the ideas, and expanded them until the words on each page became a very long organized vomit stain. While reading in school, I sometimes would have to hide the name of the chapters because of how idiotic they were. Aug 15, Robert Smith rated it really liked it. Between almost dying, not really understanding all the forces at work in the world, and the lack of communication and technology as the wars progress this is one of those darkish books that never really lightens.
Avery Cates is a wanted man. After surviving the worst bioengineered disaster in history, Cates finds himself incarcerated - in Chengara Penitentiary. As Chengara has a survival rate of exactly zero, the System s most famous gunner must do some serious plotting. And a betrayal or so later, he achieves his goal. At a price. All he has to do next is defeat some new personal demons, forge some unlikely alliances, and figure out why the people he's killed lately just won't stay dead.
Plus pull off the biggest assassination of his career The World According to Anna. Wheels of Terror.