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All three stories were about a kid who trained for real-life combat by playing a videogame simulation of it. And that boys and girls is the gist of this book. Now that really does not sound like the worst book ever. But then you take and put in a pop culture reference in almost every frigging paragraph and it wears on your every loving last nerve in a frucking hurry. Don't believe me? This is from the blurb-that I stupidly waited to read after I started the book.
Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before-one whose every page in infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.
You also must throw in every cliche known to young adult books on top of that. As a matter of fact the insta-loving is when I said to hell with this book.
I actually gritted my teeth it was so bad. Then, as if that weren't lame enough, I added, "I'm not old enough to drink, anyway. As I raised it to my lips, she began to chant, "Breakin'-the-law-breakin'-the-law.
I cleaned my entire house, I even cleaned drama kitties litter box. It was way more fun than this book. And my ass is lazy. Book source: Blogging for books in exchange for review. Jan 02, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Just, straight up. Armada is not RPO. They have similarities, but there also a lot of differences, and those differences are going to cause a lot of people not to like this one very much.
Not so with Armada. The story just takes over. He uses pop culture references as emotional shorthand, his characters here are a bit on the flimsy side, and his writing is focused more on the action side of the story than the emotion.
He also errs more on the side of passionate than clever. Well, okay, Ashley, what about the actual book?
There are really two twists that Cline brings to the story, though. The universe of Armada is really our universe, meaning all of our pop culture is their pop culture. Zack and his friends and family have all seen The Last Starfighter.
Why risk your actual bodies when you could. Probably my two favorite things about this book were the ways that Zack and thus Cline kept pointing out all the sci-fi tropes he could, and explaining why they made no sense, and then actually making that an important part of the plot.
I also really loved the relationship between Zack and his parents his dad having died when he was a baby. And not only that, he dies for no actual reason I could see in the plot.
He should have kept him alive. All in all, Cline is still one of my favorite authors. Even if he never again writes something that I love so unreservedly as I love Ready Player One , he still writes fun, nerdy stories like no one else in the business right now.
I will read anything he sees fit to write. Honestly, I don't think I've finished a book on its release day since the last Harry Potter book. It was totally worth it. Armada isn't better than Ready Player One , but I didn't expect it to be. Lots of thoughts in eventual full review. It has a cover and a blurb and a release date. View all 16 comments.
Jul 17, Alejandro rated it liked it Shelves: I expected something more original So, reading the next novel by Ernest Cline was a obvious decision. Any big rea I expected something more original Any big reason? I prefer a shitty person but good writer than a good person but shitty writer. Anyway, there are other issues on the actual book like the age of the main character in contrast with his too mature attitude or violent actions. But, at least it was original. Yes, the movie is pretty lame, but hey!
Another curious thing is that Zack Lightman, the main character, has a history of previous violence and even a bully is afraid of him. The bullies are afraid of the geeks?! What kind of insane world is that one?! It was like taking Ender Wiggin but instead of recruiting him as a small child and waiting until he is eighteen years old.
Nope, no controversy there, sorry. It impacted me so much when I watched it, back then in , that I still remember the basic storyline of the TV episode. Wait a minute! The episode of The New Twilight Zone was aired in ??! Ender's Game was published in !!! Forget ! This novel should be titled " Strikes Back! If so You thought I am a dang geek! Did I understand the geek references?
I am a geek, duh! Of course, it helps too if we geeks opted to avoid laughing out loud in machiavellian style!
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In that way our camouflage is impeccable However, while in Ready Player One I felt that pop culture references were used in a proper way, with the right amount of it, here, in Armada , the author just lost control of it and the popular culture geek references just ran free crushing any chance of enjoying the reading experience. View all 48 comments. Jul 26, Edward Lorn rated it did not like it. Could we have a moment of silence for my love of pop culture references?
Thank you. I was born in , but I didn't truly flip my shit over something until the Howard the Duck movie came out in ' I'm sure there will be several uber nerds who will claim that that's why I didn't "get" this novel, because I wasn't born wearing a Star Trek uniform.
Ernest Cline is, quite simply, the Stephenie Meyers of science fiction. Horrible writer finds niche and milks it for everything it's worth because dollah, dollah bills, y'all!
His next book will likely be a fantasy epic concerning a young wizard who flies around with a trio of dragons looking for a magical cube that can turn sex toys into shape-shifting robots.
Young Wizard finds out his parents didn't actually die shortly after his birth; they traveled forward in time to join the Nazis. Young Wizard must team up with whimsical and witty man in a bow tie and a talking lion named Jesus in order to alter the course of Shia Labeouf's career.
Am I close yet, Cline? I will not spend the duration of this review explaining the extremity of my nerdom. I will not bore you with my likes and dislikes.
I will say that I consider myself a nerd. That is the main reason I requested this book from Crown Publishing in return for an honest review. At this time, I would like to express my deepest condolences. I kinda feel like a serial killer apologizing to the parents of my victim, but you had to have known this was going to happen. I only assume that someone at your company read this book before accepting it for publication.
Then again, maybe not. Let's be honest. You knew it would sell, and it will continue to sell long after this review is posted.
I know I will be tossed in the troll pile. I know I will be looked down upon by the Gods of Nerdom as some internet rage machine hellbent on funneling my derision into someone who's living the dream by stealing other people's dreams.
Fuck everybody who thinks that. This book is fucking terrible.
Armada hopes to win you over with a metric-fuck-tonne if I'm using the metric system, I must use the Queen's English - tonne instead of ton, it is then of pop culture references. In the first third of the book, Cline describes everything using these references. This is like that and that is like this.
Nothing wrong with that.
Not in my mind, anyway. I became worried when I noticed that the book wasn't just full of pop culture references, it was one big pop culture reference. I started making predictions. Those predictions came true time and time again. In fact, I was never wrong. Because this book is everything else. It was designed to sell strictly on your love of other things.
You're not going to like this book for its plot or characters. You're going to like this book because it's comforting. You'll be able to point at everything and say, "Hey, I know that reference!
Nerds will be judged on how many times they've read it. Geeks will argue over how self aware it is, and how its barely-literate author is a fucking genius for making millions off their cherished memories. This book is to nerd culture what Episode One was to Star Wars. Had this book done one thing original, I wouldn't be half as infuriated as I am right now. I won't spoil the ending for you, but the list goes as such: Now that I think about it, two of those things are true in this novel, but at separate times.
Armada is so self aware that I'm honestly surprised Cline didn't reference himself in the book. Or if he did, I didn't notice because my brain started leaking from my ears around the page mark. In summation: Holy shit, this book was bad. Like, Drake and the 99 Dragons bad.
Like, it can't get past the first level of Super Mario Brothers bad. Like, so bad that Cersei wouldn't fuck it Final Judgement: If Patrick Rothfuss ate John Scalzi this book would be the eventual excrement. View all 64 comments. Aug 29, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: This was disappointing, especially compared to Ready Player One.
I'm definitely not the target audience for this, but It's kinda fun, but also utterly predictable. Also, to all the people that have commented on this review and acted annoyed at me that it's more The Last Starfighter than Ender's Game: Haven't seen The Last Starfighter.
Don't care to. No need to get after me about it. So basically Ender's Game? Sure, why not? This'll probably be better than Ender's Game anyway. View all 34 comments. Jun 04, Carmen rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I tried to keep my cool.
I tried to remain skeptical. I reminded myself that I was a man of science, even if I did usually get a C in it. I looked at it again. I still couldn't tell what it was, but I knew what it wasn't - it wasn't a meteor. Or a weather balloon, or swamp gas, or ball lightning. My first thought was: Holy fucking shit. How much jerking-off to '80s nostalgia can one man d I tried to keep my cool. How much jerking-off to '80s nostalgia can one man do? Ernest Cline is testing my limits as he's written not one but TWO full-length novels crammed to the gills with '80s references.
Listen, I read Ready Player One and liked it. A lot of people did. Unfortunately, Cline has interpreted us liking that book as a green-light to write more books that center around the worship of everything '80s.
Seems as if Cline is a one-trick pony. Stop me if you've heard this one. Zack Lightman is good at basically nothing except playing video games. Specifically one video game that deals with fighting off an alien invasion. One day, Men in Black come to his school and recruit him to fight aliens for real - the video game was actually a recruiting tool for the upcoming war against aliens from Europa. Sound familiar? But he doesn't.
Worse than that, Zack and all the other characters in this book do not emote. Instead of having feelings, they simply compare themselves to fictional '80s characters. For instance, when Zack sees a space shuttle land near his school - one that is ripped right from the video game he plays incessantly - he doesn't talk about how he feels.
Or maybe your reality is really just an incredibly convincing computer simulation, like in The Matrix. Or maybe you just died in a car accident, and this is all just an elaborate fantasy playing out in your brain during the last few seconds of your life - like in that one old Twilight Zone episode. The characters do not have feelings that belong to themselves, only to other pop-culture fictional characters.
What about when he sees the advanced army base full of anti-alien craft? How does he feel? Or Captain Apollo, climbing into the cockpit of his Viper on the Galactica's flight deck. Ender Wiggin arriving at Battle School. But this wasn't a fantasy. This was real life. My life. And Cline never puts just ONE '80s reference into an explanation when he can fit in three.
It's highly annoying. Also, he is going to spoil innumerable movies and tv shows for you. You have been warned. Read at your own risk. Let's look at a scene where a school bully has scratched Zack's car.
One of the few perks of driving an ancient, rusted-out shit wagon was that it took real effort to make it look any less aesthetically pleasing than it already was. This realization allowed me to calm myself enough to heed the whispered advice of Master Yoda now on repeat in my head: Let go of your anger. I often tried to calm myself with Yoda's voice which sounded nothing like Fozzie Bear, damn you during moments of distress.
That was only on good days, of course. On the bad ones, I found myself drawing on equally compelling advice from Lords Vader or Palpatine. Please brace yourself for about 5 to 20 pop-culture '80s references on each and every page. Who really cares enough about the s to read and beat-off to Ready Player One AND then is immediately hungry for more non-stop s porn?
Really, honestly, I am asking. Who is the audience for this book? I know the '80s. I like the '80s. But what exactly is the point? There's no real plot, and what little plot there is is SO cliched and SO predictable that it's almost not worth reading.
I know people like nostalgia, but WHO is reading this? Do teenagers nowadays love, worship and know s culture? At most they have a bit of passing interest in it.
Most adults I know, even if they were in their kid or teen years during the '80s, have a limited tolerance for '80s reminiscing if they even care to reminisce at all. I'm highly worried about Cline. Is he stuck in the '80s? I would agree that the s was a heyday for good movie making. Perhaps he should venture out to an actual theater or turn on his tv to HBO or Showtime instead of re-watching Back to the Future for the fiftieth time. The author picture of him is him posing with his DeLorean.
Now, sweet. I love DeLoreans. I have parts of it memorized. I enjoy consuming modern pop culture and do not believe everything created after is trash. I'm always weirded out by people who are obsessed with the past and determined to live in it. I do not know if Cline has kids, but perhaps if he does they can introduce their dad to some new and cool stuff.
He can show them Die Hard and Predator and they can show him something that was made after It will blow his mind. Absolute dream girl. Zack, on the first day - no, first HOUR - of training meets a black-clad, tattooed, older he's 18, she's 22 woman who thinks he's cute and actually lets him sit by her instead of telling him to fuck off.
She instantly gets all of his '80s jokes and references and ALSO is apparently obsessed with the '80s, so I'm not even saying insta-love, I'm saying 'mythical dream girl that automatically likes you and appears immediately on your first day. You will have to do nothing to impress her, everything that comes out of your mouth is gold.
She has no personality - much like Zack - and just exists to be his badass perfect girlfriend, a relationship that happens instantly, with none of that pesky getting-to-know-you, dating, can-I-trust-you, falling-in-love stuff that one normally has to go through in order to have a relationship.
There's one gay couple in the novel and they view spoiler [die. It's and we're still dealing with this shit. This is what annoyed me the most: I nodded, still trying to rein in my conflicting emotions. Everything I'd ever been told or taught about the state of the world had been a lie. I 'd grown up believing that despite our aspirations, humans were still just a bunch of bipedal apes, divided into arbitrary tribes that were constantly at war over their ruined planet's dwindling natural resources.
I'd always assumed that our future would end up looking more like Mad Max than Star Trek. But now I was forced to see our rampant fossil fuel consumption - and our seeming disregard for its effect on our already-changing climate - in an entirely new light. We hadn't used up all our of oil and ravaged our planet in a mindless pursuit of consumerism, but in preparation for a dark day most of us hadn't even known was coming.
Even humanity's lack of concern for its rampant overpopulation problem now made a terrible kind of sense. What difference did it make if our planet was capable of supporting all seven billion of us in the long term when a far greater threat to our numbers was waiting in the wings?
And despite the overwhelming odds, humanity had done what was necessary to ensure its own survival. It filled me with a strange new sense of pride in my own species. We weren't a primitive bunch of monkeys teetering on the brink of self-destruction after all - this appeared to be an altogether different kind of destruction we were teetering on the brink of.
Fuck you. Seriously, this made me angrier and more annoyed than anything else in the entire book. I was livid. And now, at long last, our forces are ready for deployment. I was getting very upset. This book is a lot like watching someone else play a video game. What are you saying? I'm saying the book is fucking boring, is what I'm saying. The fights and combat is video game fighting and combat.
And you are certainly not in control. All the battle scenes and fighting is boring as hell. How long can this go on? I feel like he's got a bit of Salinger in him. Branch out! Don't be scared. Playing video games non-stop as a teen is actually a very valuable use of your time that will pay off big time! Our hero is a Gary Stu! I mean, no other decade even compares to the s!
Do you just watch s specials on VH1 for hours and hours on end? Only listen to s music? Only play video games on original Nintendo and Atari?
Only watch movies that were made in this awesome decade!?!? Why bother living in the present? If so, Armada is the book for you!
You can read it and laugh at all the '80s jokes.
You can lovingly remember all your favorite '80s games, movies, tv shows, and video games! I mean, sure the book was published in , but we can forgive it for that, certainly?!!?
However, if you seek new material in your books: I'm still trying to figure out who Cline's audience is. One shot of '80s nostalgia was fun. Two shots is making me sick to my stomach. This fell very flat to me. View all 45 comments. Aug 05, Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing. April, 20 Independence Day: Resurgence , sequel to major international blockbuster, began filming 20 years since the first one. July, 14 Pluto , the planet.. July, 23 Earth 2. Keplerb, A planet discovered very similar to Earth and potentially habitable.
And with a very clever plot, with decent and some mind blowing twists, here comes Armada.. I'm not even a good devoted gamer.. But still I'm a geek kinda way..
And I'm okay with Independence Day's main plot without much of crap video games fights.. I want to Believe, but I'm not willing to live in a video game worlds and unrealistic space and UFO fight crab Just Want to Believe Is he sure he wasn't just starting at a poster in Fox Mulder's office?
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I have never read his other book "Ready Player One" before, making this my first experience of Ernest Cline. The book has a ton of pop culture references, especially gaming references.
The book in general is fun, lighthearted. It felt like watching a summer blockbuster movie. The books is also very short.
If you just want to have a fun read, I recommend it. Langer on July 21, Disclaimer - This review is spoiler free. As a stand alone work of fiction, this isan enjoyable book. If you have friends who are serious gamers then much of this is more realistic than many would suppose. The events taking place are in no way connected to Ready Player One, so the sense of nostalgia come completely from how well Cline integrates cultural references into the framework of the story.
There is a certain amount of predicability to the plot especially for those who read classic SF.
All in all, highly entertaining, which is what I ponied up the money for. Story gets progressively more disjointed as it goes on. Really shows that author was rushed to finish the book. Looking forward to his third book … Show more Show less. Not unless their plan was to destroy our civilization by wiping out our least interesting locales first. If there was a bright center to the universe, I was on the planet it was farthest from.
Please pass the blue milk, Aunt Beru. But now something miraculous was happening here—it was still happening, right now!
There was a goddamn flying saucer out there. I was staring right at it. And I was pretty sure it was getting closer. I cast a furtive glance back over my shoulder at my two best friends, Cruz and Diehl, who were both seated behind me.
But they were currently engaged in a whispered debate and neither of them was looking toward the windows.
My gaze shot back outside, just in time to see another bright flash of silver as the craft streaked laterally across the landscape, then halted and hovered over an adjacent patch of terrain before zooming off again. Hover, move. It was definitely getting closer. I could see its shape in more detail now. From this angle, I could see that its symmetrical hull resembled the blade of a two- headed battle-axe, and that a black, octagonal prism lay centered between its long, serrated wings, glinting in the morning sunlight like a dark jewel.
I was looking at a Sobrukai Glaive, one of the fighter ships piloted by the alien bad guys in Armada, my favorite videogame. Which was, of course, impossible. The Sobrukai and their Glaive Fighters were fictional videogame creations. In reality, videogames did not come to life and fictional spaceships did not buzz your hometown. The sorts of movies my late father had been nuts about. The gleaming craft banked sideways again, and this time I got an even better look— there was no doubt about it.
I was looking at a Glaive, right down to the distinctive claw- like grooves along its fuselage and the twin plasma cannons protruding from the front end like two fangs. There was only one logical explanation for what I was seeing. I had to be hallucinating.
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And I knew what sort of people suffered from hallucinations in broad daylight without any help from drugs or alcohol. Cats with a serious marble deficiency. That he may have even lost the ability to differentiate between videogames and reality—the very same problem I now seemed to be experiencing myself. Maybe it was just as I had always secretly feared: The apple had fallen right next to the Crazy Tree. Had I been drugged? No, impossible. Especially if I knew my own DNA was a far more likely culprit.
This was my own fault, I realized. And now, like my father before me, I was paying the price for my lack of vision. I was going off the rails on a crazy train. This is the home stretch, Lightman!
Keep it together! Outside the window, the Glaive Fighter streaked laterally again. As it zoomed over a cluster of tall trees, I saw their branches rustle in its wake.
Then it zipped through another cloud bank, moving so fast it punched a perfect circular hole through its center, dragging several long wisps of cloud vapor along with it as it tore out the other side. A second later, the craft froze in midair one last time before it streaked straight upward in a silver blur, vanishing from sight as quickly as it had appeared. I just sat there for a moment, unable to do more than stare at the empty patch of sky where it had been a second earlier. Then I glanced around at the other students seated nearby.
No one else was looking in the direction of the windows.Buddy Read with my good friend, Matt: My eyes glazed over every time Cline was describing some super-awesome dogfight Zack was in.
This fell very flat to me. Jun 02, Robin Bridge Four rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.