Immobility When you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you You don t know who you are and you don t remember where you ve been You know the world has changed that a catastrophe has destr

  • Title: Immobility
  • Author: Brian Evenson
  • ISBN: 9780765330970
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • When you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you You don t know who you are and you don t remember where you ve been You know the world has changed, that a catastrophe has destroyed what used to exist before, but you can t remember exactly what did exist before And you re paralyzed from the waist down apparently, but you don t remember that eitherWhen you open your eyes things already seem to be happening without you You don t know who you are and you don t remember where you ve been You know the world has changed, that a catastrophe has destroyed what used to exist before, but you can t remember exactly what did exist before And you re paralyzed from the waist down apparently, but you don t remember that either.A man claiming to be your friend tells you your services are required Something crucial has been stolen, but what he tells you about it doesn t quite add up You ve got to get it back or something bad is going to happen And you ve got to get it back fast, so they can freeze you again before your own time runs out.Before you know it, you re being carried through a ruined landscape on the backs of two men in hazard suits who don t seem anything like you at all, heading toward something you don t understand that may well end up being the death of you.Welcome to the life of Josef Horkai.

    Immobility definition of immobility by The Free Dictionary Their spars dwarfed with their loftiness the corrugated iron sheds, their jibbooms extended far over the shore, their white and gold figure heads, almost dazzling in their purity, overhung the straight, long quay above the mud and dirt of the wharfside, with the busy figures of groups and single men moving to and fro, restless and grimy under their soaring immobility. Immobility definition of immobility by Medical dictionary immobility Inability to move Bariatric medicine An end stage of morbid obesity in which the person has abandoned any form of exercise, and or movement has become impractical due to an inability navigate through doors or up stairs or because furniture other than the usual place of rest would break. Immobility Definition of Immobility at Dictionary the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable Words related to immobility laziness, apathy, passivity, paralysis, strength, support, cohesion, security, balance, establishment, firmness, constancy, toughness, perseverance, steadfastness, dependability, inactivity, torpor, torpidity, lethargy immobility Dictionary Definition Vocabulary immobility Immobility is the state of not being able to move around Immobility could mean the condition of not being able to move, like that poor mouse stuck in a glue trap whose immobility will lead to its starvation Immobility can also just mean the state of not moving. IMMOBILITY meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary After months of immobility, she is beginning to try to stand The families of victims of the disease describe rapid deterioration and bedridden immobility within a few months The country is struggling with political immobility Immobility Synonyms, Immobility Antonyms Thesaurus Synonyms for immobility at Thesaurus with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions Find descriptive alternatives for immobility.

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    1. wowat should be my whole review. untainted by pictures and whatever nonsense i usually spew. this book is clean and taut and deserves a review untouched by nonsense and gimmicryd i will try to give this book what it deserves.wowis is my second book by evenson, and the second to take place in a ruined, barren wasteland. his spare prose lends itself so well to this landscape. but "spare" doesn't mean there isn't anything going on here. how can a book this short, with its ripped-from-the-twilight-z [...]

    2. I spotted this book via . I really like the recommendations they do here on the basis of what you're reading. I think I was reading 'Sleepless', when this book was recommended. A book which will probably never be in the bookstores in Europe, so got it online, being curious by the story outline I got here. A weird apocalyptic story, cool out-of-the-box story too. How can a writer make something like this upyou wonder It's different from a lot of other books in the same genre, of course the desola [...]

    3. What happens when the world ends in a bang not a whimper and the addled remnant arrive on the scene with their prison features and force a protagonist into a role he's not even sure isn't a dream he's inhabiting? Evenson happens, baby. Evenson.

    4. Ο Έβενσον είναι ένας συγγραφέας που κατάφερε να με κερδίσει ολοκληρωτικά με τα Last Days και Open Curtain. Όχι τόσο για την αναγνωστική τέρψη που μου προσέφεραν, όσο για την απόλαυση να διαβάζω έναν συγγραφέα που δυνητικά θα μπορούσε να γράψει βιβλία που θα ικανοποιήσουν πάμπολλες π [...]

    5. 4.5 StarsImmobility by Brian Evenson is a fantastic piece of post apocalyptic fiction. This is my second read of an Evenson novel so I already considered myself a fan. After finishing this book, I am going to quickly grab up more of his works.I have to say that as I started reading this book I was blown away with how much I felt that this would be a perfect story in Hugh Howey's Wool series, a post apocalyptic series that should not be missed. Immobility would fit perfectly into that world and t [...]

    6. Every once in a while you stumble across a book which surpasses all your expectations. 'Immobility' is one such book. I mean, here you have, the much used trope of a post-apocalyptic scenario (although, I must admit that PA is one of my favorite sub-genres and I would read even a mediocre book if it's classified as PA fiction) with your usual wastelands, radiation and the always present hunger for food and all other things which are common in a book of such type. But the “commonness” ends th [...]

    7. (4.5)"We're a curse, a blight," said Rykte. First we gave everything names and then we invented hatred. And then we made the mistake of domesticating animals -- almost as big a mistake as that of discovering fire. It's only one step from there to slavery, and once you think of humans as animals, we become a disposable commodity, war a commonplace. Add in a dominant religion that preaches end of the world and holy books that have been used to justify atrocity after atrocity, and you're only a ste [...]

    8. Listened 5/29/14 - 6/2/145 Stars - Highly Recommended / The Next Best (Audio)Book - A kickass audiobook if ever there was one / Get yer Post Apoc fix on now, Biatches.6 1/2 hours audio downloadPublisher: AudioGoReleased: 2012Audiobooks are strange animals. The story could be well written, the plot could be interesting, the characters engaging, but if the voice of the narrator grates on me; if their pacing is off; if they overly, painfully enunciate, the darn thing won't stand a chance. For me, e [...]

    9. Where were you all my life, Brian Evenson?It's going to seem to you guys like I don't read critically whatsoever, but I swear I'm just going through a patch of really great books. IMMOBILITY is a post-apocalyptic messianic allegory. It's brilliant because it doesn't attract attention to itself since the protagonist is the messiah in question. It's emotionally and intellectually brutal and manages to distance himself from the torrents of post-apocalyptic fiction out there by making the ragtag bun [...]

    10. Noir character edge, apocalyptic tone, Marx Brothers meets Beckett (if they are at all different) dialogue, comic but sinister duos, stark prose, identity and reality in doubt, and probing moral questions are all present and mark Immobility as both a representative and a thoroughly accomplished example of what one our best writers, Brian Evenson, does. This is his take on the post-apocalyptic genre and it is lighter in language and tone then his previous venture (the beautiful and singular Dark [...]

    11. Immobility. Yeah, I'm suffering it right now. My feelings are all over the place. I can't even handle what I just read. That ending! I'm done. It's over. I will never be the same again. Brian Evenson, you talented writer, you have thrown me outside with no hazard suit. I'm dead.Josef Horkai had been in storage, but he's about to get a nasty wake up call. Rasmus and his community of dying humans need Horkai's help in retrieving a mystery package that was stolen from them. The mission is simple. T [...]

    12. I did a big, fat review of this book at the Los Angeles Review of Books. Go check it out:"IN 2010 A CLEVER BLOG titled the Imaginary Library posted covers, jacket copy, and blurbs for books that did not actually exist. The April 5, 2010 entry was for a bleak, post-apocalyptic detective novel, Immobility by Brian Evenson. In an odd case of art imitating art then becoming art, the description of the fake book caught the eye of an editor at Tor books, who then encouraged Evenson to write the real b [...]

    13. this is 'good horror' to me futureistic dystopia'ishjust absolutely utterly mindfuckingly numbishly wowI have a confession my friendsThis is actually the second book I have read by Evenson. For whatever reason/major oversight. I have never reviewed/rated Last DaysI will review it tommorow and I give you fair warning. It will absolutely fanboyish, but omg for all the right reasons so fair warning READ THIS BOOK BRAD

    14. “What’s in these?” asked Horkai, more as a way to slow Mahonri down than out of any real curiosity.“Records,” said Mahonri. He stopped, turned around. “What we have here is the history of the human race, a record of births and deaths for hundreds and hundreds of years.”“Why?” asked Horkai.“What do you mean, why?” Mahonri responded. “Humanity is important. All these things must be preserved so that, when the time comes, humanity shall know what it has been, is, and will be [...]

    15. The only reason I didn't put this book down after the prologue, which only had about two complete sentences in it, was because the plot itself kept me asking more questions. I wanted to know more. I wanted to know what was going on, what had already happened, and what was going to happen. Unfortunately, the story never really delivered. Finally, at the end, the reader starts to get some answers, starts to get an inkling of what's going on. But there was too much left unexplained. I don't mind fi [...]

    16. This book snuck up on me. It wasn't until the 2nd complete reading that I really fell in love with the story. Initially, I felt it was one of Evenson's more mundane books. But after it sunk in, this is a really well done book that extends well beyond the borders of its pages. The world set up here is so hauntingly believable that I wouldn't half be surprised to wake up thawed out in this dystopia and sent on a quest without the use of my legs. There's really a lot of heart in it AND it's a total [...]

    17. The ending to this book is spectacular. Completely perfect. Evenson's psychological horror is simultaneously the best and the worst experience.

    18. I have to say that Brian Evenson is an author to look forward to. This book starts with a character Horkai being awakened from storage after a long time to procure a storage tank needed by "the community" or "the hive" as they call it. But the problem is he is being paralyzed from the waist down and coudn't remember what had led him to that situation and therefore he is confused and sometimes questions his own judgement. To accompany him are two "mules"(they may be human) qatik and qanik. i ende [...]

    19. Some books have a distinct message. Some books are just out to have fun. Some books are just out to tell an interesting story. In my experience more often than not novels with a dystopian and frequently post-apocalyptic aspect tend to borrow heavily from that first goal. A Canticle for Leibowitz looks at the inevitability of mankind's self destruction, Earth Abides looks at the removal of social barriers and shift of historical memory over time, Level 7 looks at the notion of mutually assured de [...]

    20. Weirdly of a type with _Cosmos Incorporated_, which I panned a while back. Some sort of spy/killer/thug wakes up in a dystopian future, with no memory and a Slavic-sounding name Unlike _CI_, this book is short, to the point, and readable. (And not about a Plotkin.) Really it feels like a short story in structure, or maybe a novella -- I am unclear on the structural differences there -- not a novel, is my point. You get a scenario (grim) and a punchy resolution (brutal). It would make a terrific [...]

    21. Josef Horkai is woken from cryogenic deep-freeze into a life he can scarcely recognize. The world has been irrevocably altered by a cataclysm known as "the kollaps" and the human race has been reduced to scattered groups or "hives" trying to scratch out an existence from a ruined Earth. Horkai is paralyzed from the waist down, but is told by the mysterious group leader Rasmus that he must go on a mission out into the radioactive wasteland in search of a mysterious cylinder that has been taken by [...]

    22. Josef Horkai is awoken from cryogenic storage to find and return something that has been stolen from those who awaken him. Because he can’t remember who he is nor how he came to be in this place, he cannot decide for most of the novel whether he is truly awake or simply conjuring a dream. Who tasks a paraplegic with a quest to save humanity?Horkai is taken out into a devastated world where humans are struggling to survive. He has been transformed into something no longer human. Evenson then as [...]

    23. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this. Part post-apocalyptic novel, part existentialist treaty, part Kafka-esque nightmare, it is, in its essence, an utterly original work and one of the finest pieces of weird fiction I've read in years.If you've read Evenson before you'll sort of know what to expect, lots of weirdness, lots of disorientation, razor sharp prose and a wicked sense of humor that's several shades darker than black. Immobility raises all this to truly nightmarish lev [...]

    24. All of Brian's work is "philosophical," but Immobility is his first book that I think is working like a traditional philosophical novel works: an overt investigation into a philosophical problem, here the problem of the human and "humanism." Whereas Brian's work is typically critical, skeptical, or destructive to normative power -- and all of that is still here -- Immobility actually explores the "positive" side of skeptical thought: what it means, or could be, to be posthuman. Brian's so intell [...]

    25. Thanks to Sharon for recommendation.This is an excellently crafted stunner of the post apocolyptic genre.It is lean and mean - very heavy on the mean.The narrative drives relentlessly along a physical and metaphorical journey of our protagonist, who is also physically and metaphorically hobbled. Many questions are asked along the way - about purpose, sacrifice, justification, deceit and ultimately about the nature of humanity and survival.It is well worth a read.

    26. Immobility threw my head for a loop. Who's a friend and who's an enemy?Who the hell are the "brothers"?Who was that in the Senate Court?I can't get it out of my head. The narration was fantastic, the story behind Horkai was intriguing, and the end a mystery. This was a good read, but I still have so many questions.

    27. Enjoyed this post-apocalyptic sci-fi novella about the struggles of humans in dealing with and coming back from a devastating destruction of the world, that raises many questions about humanity itself.

    28. Wrote another long review (which is also a meditation on Evenson's other books and the question of how to "play a genre straight" while still writing a good book), so looks like this one will also be up at Entropy. I'll actually start posting these full reviews I've been writing soon, I swear!

    29. The mind is a great deceiver. He might be experiencing a feeling that was real and he might not be-how exactly was he to know? Which ultimately made him wonder if the whole of his reality was suspect. Was there anything he could know for sure? p39There's certainly not much the reader gets to know for sure and even what seems clear- there has been a Kollapse, most everyone is dead, nothing is growing=is shrouded in a haze of uncertainty.Horkai is paralyzed from the waist down but is thawed out of [...]

    30. Another amazing read from the pen of Brian Evenson, who is proving to be a favorite writer of mine. Reading Immobility, I was constantly haunted by its similarities with his recent novella, the Warren. Again, in an utterly bleak post-apocalyptic setting, Evenson's protagonist pursues self-identity and what it means to be human. Josef Horkai struggles to make sense of his memories, and vies to make the correct choice as to which remaining, tattered faction of humankind (or semi-humankind) he shou [...]

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