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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra; Reissue edition (July 1 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553562606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553562606
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 16.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #356,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By not4prophet on Feb. 25 2004
Format: Hardcover
"The Gap into Power: A Dark and Hungry God Arises" is a brutal novel. It focuses, at great length, on extreme suffering, pain, depression, isolation, defeat, violence, and insanity. Stephen R. Donaldson, of course, has never run away from aggressively dark and vicious literature. Even by his standards, however, "The Gap into Power" still stands out. This novel is frequently unpleasant, sometimes even painful to read. But those who have the guts to get through it will find a masterpiece waiting in here. This is no ordinary science fiction experience.
Nick Succurso recaptures Morn Hyland and reaches Thanatos Minor. But once there, he finds himself short on allies and facing a most unpleasant surprise. Angus Thermopylae travels through space, heading for the exact same outlaw's hangout, his brain still controlled by UMCP computers. Unpredictable developments are in store for him as well, however. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the political situation approaches boiling point, as every player tries to outmaneuver the others and emerge from the scenario on top. This truly is one of the most far-reaching and intricate plots of all time. Not a cheesy setup where you can see all the twists and turns coming far in advance. Here everything is up in the air. You actually have to think about what each person is trying to accomplish, and more importantly, about which ones are actually good and which are evil.
But behind all this, Donaldson is actually telling us something. He is showing us not just how technology changes the human experience, but how humans themselves will change the shape of the future. The characters we see, Nick Succurso, Angus Thermopylae, Holt Frasner, the Bill and all the rest, live in a world where morality is completely gone.
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"A Dark and Hungry God Arises" is an expansion from the second book as much as the second is an expansion from the first. The structure changes from mostly-Morn-and-occasionally-Angus to swapping between many different characters over the course of the long and dizzyingly complex story. Donaldson's world expands to include politicians and leaders, both power-crazy and honest, all driving at their own aims and all caught in utter deadlock by each other. The theme of all the plots and complex intentions of every character in the book concentrating in one spot and acting like a "critical mass" is a good one, and gives a suitable background for a highly explosive ending. The structuring is brilliant - unfaultable, in my book - and if you try listing all the characters the story swaps between after you've read it, you'll find a couple of interesting "nuggets" for the really attentive reader . . . This is true of the third and fourth books, as well.
In my review on here of the second book in the Gap Series, "Forbidden Knowledge", I stated that my considerations of readers of a more squeamish disposition forced me to mark down. In the third book this is less true - the darkness is still there, but the utter horror of the second (particularly the "force-growing" of Davies Hyland on Enablement Station) isn't so much in evidence. Only one particular scene - where an important conversation is conducted to the background of a woman gutting herself for the pleasure of a crowd - is particularly vile. I think that is the only example of horror in the series which can be considered entirely gratuitous. It is unnecessary, and rather wince-worthy. That it elicits disgust from me is testament to that.
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By Joy on Feb. 5 2002
Format: Paperback
Superb writing, darkly powerful, a stab of adrenaline. A group of unique criminals must oppose the looming enemies of humanity, or die. Third book in one of the most exciting series I have ever read.
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Thomas Covenent The Unbeliever series actually led me into the whole Genre of Fantasy writing, eventually to Tolkein himself - prior to that I had been and continue to be a reader of science Fiction so it was with some anticipation that I sat to read the GAP series by Donaldson. I was and am a big Fan of his writing and have re-read the Thomas C series many times, always with enjoyment- BUT - I really dont get all the positive reviews of the GAP series, I found the story slow, dull and confusing, I even re-read each book again as new books were released in the hope that maybe I had not given it a fair chance at the first read but finally found myself in the middle of this book totally uninterested to the point where for the second time in my life I put down a book unfinished and vowed never to read it again. For me the prime problem is that I simply have no interest in, sympathy for or any emotion for the Characters or what should could or might happen to them, My advice to Donaldson fans - leave this series alone and wait for his next!
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This series is one of the best ever. The first book is kind of 'Space Pulp' but it is a fun read. The series becomes truly engaging and very entertaining as it continues. This books is probably one of the best in the series.
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...but it seems like that is all there is left to do. I tore through the first two books in this series, but I am now left with a sense of continual pity and boredom with the characters. Are they are destined to be pummeled by Donaldson forever? Whereas I enjoy his concept of drama vs melodrama (in melodrama, you have a hero, the oppresed, and the oppressor; in drama you have the same characters but through the story they change their roles) the characters demonstrate their changes only through an ever increasing cruelty. While this can be interesting, it very soon becomes tedious and purposeless. 15 years after reading the "Lena" chapter of Lord Foul's Bane, I remember the scene vividly because it carried such a punch. In this book, the punches are numbing, and I fold. I've given up on the rest of the series and moved on.
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